September 8, 2017

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Laura writes: The mission in Oaxaca and everyone here is doing ok after the major earthquake tonight. The leadership team checked all the buildings and there seems to have been no structural damage. Just feeling real shook up.

Please pray for Chiapas where the epicenter was and the southern coast where there is a tsunami warning.

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We thank you for your donations!
We thank Chuck Pereau and Dale Forsee for loading another truck.

Urgent need for intercessors. Saturday morning we have a truck load of furniture and miscellaneous house hold items to be transported across the U.S. border into Mexico. Jorge Diaz was one of the first children interned at the Baja Mission in Mexico. He now owns a trucking company, JD & LA Trucking. We are so proud of him. Jorge has volunteered to send a driver to take the load to the Baja Mission. Janelle Keller will accompany the driver to the border and do the necessary paperwork. As always, we need to pray that this truck loaded with donations will be allowed to cross the border and arrive safely at the Mission.  

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We have space for large and small groups this fall and winter; like Pastor John Foss' group from Lutheran Church of the Cross in Aliso Viejo. “They did work projects in the community at the Baja Mission and at Rancho de Cristo. They ate awesome tacos and their lives were changed forever.” For more information call guest relations at (949) 340-2051 or send an email to

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Shirley Burris, a faithful supporter in prayer and giving, has an acute type A Diabetes and the doctors have no cure. 

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A new month and new phase in Jan Holter’s battle with kidney cancer. She is being lovingly cared for by Carl, her husband, who serves on our U.S. Board. There are side effects with the drugs she is taking. We are believing God that they will effective against this advanced kidney cancer. The Holters express their gratitude to all of you who are holding them up in prayer. They thank you for the many cards and Bible verses sent.

So do not fear, for I am with you, do not be dismayed, for I am your God.  I will strengthen you andhelp you; I will uphold you with My righteous right hand,” Isaiah 41:10. 



Our dear friends Patrick and Shari Bailey, serving in the Philippines, are in need of prayer. Patrick has had surgery, has two screws in his foot and uses a walking boot. Shari also had surgery and needs healing so she can eat and digest solid foods. She needs increased energy.

The Gospel Song Celebration is coming up SaturdaySept. 23, 2017 at the Robert Moore Theatre at Orange Coast College. They have prepared an uplifting celebration, and we know you will enjoy it. You can purchase tickets on line at or send a check made out to: Noel Wilson, 3420 Calle Azul 2E, Laguna Woods, CA 92637. Tickets are $20/each. 

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Elaine Croft, missionary to Oaxaca, will be having cancer surgery Wednesday Sept. 13. You can read about Ian and Elaine in our October newsletter.

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“Thanking God for every remembrance of you.” Dear friends and former Board members stopped by the San Clemente office. Dave Cumberland served as personnel director, Michelle was treasurer on our Board. She trained Lorraine Barter, our bookkeeper. What a blessing it was to see the Cumberland’s again. They now live in San Felipe, Mexico.  

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All over the world the spirit is moving, for the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the Lord as the waters cover the sea.” 

Marius and Florentina Calugaru are U.S. missionaries, working with the Romanian communities in the United States. There are an estimated one million Romanians in the United States. Currently, 94% of all Romanians, are not born again Christians! Marius will be ministering on Friday night Oct. 6 at the prayer group dinner. He will minister with guitar and song. Dinner is at 6pm at Lutheran Church of the Cross.

Please call (949) 492-2200 to make reservations by Wed. Sept. 27.