Charla writes: The sequel to Charla's Children is long, long overdue. There have been many attempts to write the story and a number of people have begun this ambitious project. Most recently, our precious granddaughter, Dr. Melissa Pereau, of Loma Linda Hospital, spent many hours recording stories that I retold. Melissa had a miraculous answer to prayer and at age 39, she and Bryan had their first son. Then her brother, Nathan, had baby Riker. Many of you have prayed for baby Riker who has gone through multiple surgeries. Melissa is in a supervisory position at the hospital and recognizes that she is unable to finish the book. Please pray with us that God will provide the perfect person to complete this volume.
TONY & JUAN CARRILLO
Our dear brother, Juan Carrillo, will soon be celebrating his 85th birthday. Juan served at the Baja Mission in many capacities for over 30 years. His health is now failing. Please pray for this faithful servant of Jesus Christ, who served as a father to the fatherless.
RANCHO DE CRISTO
Juan Carrillo donated the beautiful land overlooking the Pacific, which is now home of Rancho de Cristo, a men's rehab center. These men are in a life or death struggle with substance abuse. Last month one of our young men died. Please pray that these men are delivered from the bondage of alcohol and drugs and are filled with the Holy Spirit.
YADIRA AND ESTEBAN
Yadira and Esteban oversee our missionaries in Oaxaca. Please pray for God's protection as they often travel into remote regions and dangerous roads.
OUTREACH IN OAXACA
In July, the Bible Institute students make their annual ministry trip to Oaxaca and Chiapas. Students will experience many highs and lows as they travel in these remote regions. Pray Esteban and Yadira have God’s guidance as they make all of the plans and arrangements for this trip.
VOLUNTEERS IN BAJA WITH THE HEIDELBERG PRESS
For sale or donation to a ministry: Heidelberg Press, a small printing press, a folding machine, and darkroom equipment. For many years, our newsletters, envelopes, letterhead, etc. were all printed at the Baja Mission in Mexico, 178 miles south of the U.S. border. Transporting the paper, and the finished product, became an increasing expense. For years, we longed for a newsletter in color; then we were given a price for color printing at Universal Press in San Clemente. The cost is only a few pennies more than black and white AND we no longer have to transport the items to and from the Baja Mission. Thus, our print shop has closed.
MANUEL AND GLENDA WITH THEIR SON ELIAS
Sometimes information on the back page of the newsletter goes unread. In the April newsletter we introduced Manuel and Glenda, missionaries in Huajuapan, Oaxaca, and were so blessed by a dear friend of His Ministry who sent a special gift for them. Praise the Lord!
ENRIQUE AND WIFE
The focus of the May newsletter is our prison ministry. Enrique Perez and his wife traveled to Sinaloa to receive training and certification for high-security prisons. They are now certified and need other chaplains to join their team. Please pray for this ongoing need.
Teresa Tello, graduate of our Bible Institute, is ministering in Yucuyi, Oaxaca, teaching discipleship classes for women and children. In the children's class they are learning the value of order. To help them put into practice these values, they paint and hang wooden boxes to use like cubbies to keep their things in order.
MARIA AND KAREN
Do you remember the saga of the radio station in Juxtlahuaca, Oaxaca? Our station now reaches the Mixteco and Triqui peoples in distant villages. The programming includes J.Vernon McGee and Hermano Pablo speaking Spanish and Global Recordings in the indigenous languages of the region.
LOIS & EVERETT
Thank you for praying for the Wilson family whose matriarch, Lois, suffered a stroke. She was in the valley of the shadow of death, but, praise God, she has now been transferred from the hospital to a rehab facility. Please continue to pray for a complete recovery.
Please pray for Yesenia Alvarado Camarillo who came to the Oaxaca home 18 months ago. She is now 18 years old and is leaving the children's home. We have the hope that her life has been impacted by Jesus Christ and the love she received.