June 2, 2017

Janice Flinn initiated our Prayer and Praise (P&P) letter, sent out every Friday, with the instruction that it be concise and must include a picture. The P&P letter is not a replacement for the newsletter. However, our newsletter is written six weeks in advance and can't contain current information. Therefore, we included the article regarding Juan Carrillo in last week's prayer and praise. His story brought back vivid memories.

Howard writes: "Oh how the property has changed. We were privileged to see it in the beginning and the photos brought back memories."

Charla recalls the collapse of the bridge, "I remember Howard Wedell handling Ham radio calls to people on both sides of the river…wives not knowing where their husbands were, etc.” 


Veda Marmion writes: “Beryl and I were there and worked with Juan Carrillo and Elisa, good friends.  We helped in that flood with all those children."

Please pray for Veda who recently had a bad fall. She's in pain and was diagnosed with a lumbar contusion. Thank you so much.
"I know God is able to do exceedingly more than we ask or think…" Eph 3:20



The VandenBos family of Lynden, WA, served at the Baja Mission. Steve, as our builder and Sherry, as our piano teacher and tutor. The VandenBos were strongly lead to adopt Ketta. The following is their letter: 

“Dear Chuck and Charla, We are sending you a video of Ketta’s senior violin recital. We hope this is a reminder to you that one of ‘Charla’s Children’ has been given a second chance at life. Praise God! We have seen God’s hand on Ketta’s life since she arrived at ‘our’ orphanage. We thank you for listening to God when he gave you the vision of the field ripe for harvest. Thank you Chuck and Charla! Ketta has been the biggest, most unexpected blessing in our life.  Now we are excited to see where God leads Ketta next.  We are SO PROUD of her.  We hope this video gives you a little window into our life with Ketta and the JOY she has brought our family…”  

Nancy Benning represented FFHM at Ketta’s graduation and at her Violin Recital. To God be the Glory!


Continue to pray for Eugenia, Modesto’s wife, working in another remote area of Oaxaca. There are complications of this high risk pregnancy. The umbilical cord is wrapped around the baby’s neck. 

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Our beloved friend Pat Durkin has been back in the hospital for two weeks. While in the hospital, Pat suffered a heart attack and Wednesday night they were able to put in a pacemaker. Needless to say, she remains in the hospital.  Please pray for strength to be renewed.


Maria Villa Pablo from Juxtlahuaca, Oaxaca underwent gall bladder surgery this week. Pray for the recovery of this pioneer missionary.  


Friday night dinner.
Shannon will be sharing her marvelous ministry in song and Pastor Toby will be speaking about his newly published book, Killing Depression.

Friday, June 2nd at 6pm. Cost is $7/per person.
Lutheran Church of the Cross 24231 El Toro Road, Laguna Woods, CA 92637
Please make reservations by calling Linda in our office at (949) 492-2200.