An update on Baby Riker, the Pereau's great-grandson (now four months old). He was born with a Port Wine Stain on his face. He has been transferred to Children's Hospital, Los Angeles, where he is being seen by two renown doctors. They believe there is hope that vision can be restored in one eye. Please continue to pray for the baby and his family.
Please pray for Mary Peterson, hospitalized with pneumonia. Mary has been a lifelong friend of the Pereau's and served on the original FFHM Board. One of Charla and Mary's adventures in Mexico is recorded in Chapter 15 of Charla's Children.
Our dear friend, Jim Johnston, graduated to heaven Friday evening, February 17th. Jim was one of the Cameron singers that toured Scotland, England, and the U.S. in the 60's and the 70's, singing, "The Holy Ghost Will Set Your Feet A Dancing". His memorial service will be held Sunday, February 26th at 11:30 a.m. at Clubhouse 7 in Laguna Woods.
Pat Durkin is still in need of prayer.
LABOR OF LOVE
Peter Bianchini, Chairman of the Board, saw the hours Chuck Pereau spent affixing the stickers to the FFHM monthly newsletters. He purchased a machine and had it delivered to our office, but where could this machine be put? It needed a dust-free environment; a room had to be built within the warehouse. That was the beginning of God's provision. Brian Woosley happened in from China. Charla had a wonderful plan for his life. All he needed were the tools for the job. John Alvarez and Pastor Leland Lantz delivered them to the office. Brian did the structural framing and the electrical, and flew back to China. Pastor Leland sent Scott Dawson and Dave Robertson. They knew a drywaller--Santiago. Scott and Dave did the finish carpentry and painting. A friend of His Ministry who wishes to remain anonymous, not only provided for the beautiful ceramic tile floor, but sent Juan, a tile setter, to finish the job. The completed room is functional and looks beautiful. Thank you to all who participated. We praise God for His provision.
Through the generosity of friends like you, the forklift to be used in the warehouse in Baja has been purchased.
MARIO & GRACIELA CORDOBA
Another praise report: Mario Cordoba, who has served FFHM for 26 years, assumed the pastoral responsibility of the Mission Church. He writes, "It's wonderful to see what God is doing. People who have left the church are returning. Many visitors and new families are joining us. Our young people's fellowship and women's group continue to grow. Our men's group is visiting Rancho de Cristo (our rehab center) each Friday, encouraging the men..." Years ago Fermin Garcia, pastor of a large church in Tijuana and a Christian leader in Mexico, said, "In church building, you must stay focused on the group you are trying to reach: the indigenous people, or ranchers, professionals, or youth. You must have a doctrinal position. You cannot meet the needs of everyone." I replied in the words of the Lord's Prayer: "Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven." Today at every service we have a very diverse congregation at the Mission: many languages, ages, cultures, and even doctrines. Praise the Lord!
Please pray for Blair Young, a former staff member at the Baja Mission. Blair has been very sick and is in desperate need of a liver transplant.
Violence in Culiacan
There has been an increase of violence in the area we serve in Culiacan. There are power struggles as cartel members fight to be the head of the Sinaloa Cartel. This means Hugo and Lizette are unable to go to the camps to do their regular ministry. Please join us in praying for a quick end to this violence and for peace for them as they live among this unrest.