FFHM BOARD & LEADERSHIP
Our annual Board meeting will be held on Saturday, October 20th in Baja.
“If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.” James 1:5. We claim that precious promise.
We pray for safety as we travel to and from the Baja Mission. We will be dedicating the new daycare center in San Quintin, 17 miles south of the Mission.
BABIES IN THE NURSERY
Please pray for the infants and children who are adjusting to their new home and housemothers. We currently have 11 babies ranging in age
from four months to two years old in the nursery in Baja.
EUNICE LOPEZ PRAYING WITH THE HOUSEMOTHERS
Eunice (Niche) writes, “I want to thank the Lord for the house parents and recognize the willingness they have for the service for the Lord, day after day. They are on duty 24 hours a day caring for the ‘least of these.’ They lay their lives down for these children in Oaxaca. They often suffer fatigue and weariness. There are difficult times and also moments of joy and satisfaction.”
Perhaps you remember Niche from Etla.
She faithfully serves as supervisor of the Oaxacan house parents.
JOY WILLIAMSON IN THE COMMUNITY
Joy is back at the medical center in Baja. She is such a vital asset to the community. We are praying to get our X-ray machine at the medical center certified. Right now, both of the local hospital’s X-ray machines are down.
Please continue to pray for the medical center,
that we can become a real light to our community.
AMELIA AND THREE OF HER PAINTINGS
Dana and Antoinette Pereau’s grandchild, Amelia, is a cancer survivor. She suffers from WAGR syndrome, a rare form of autism. Born with no irises in her eyes, she must wear sunglasses all the time. Although considered legally blind she can see broad images. She also has very limited language skills but is improving by leaps and bounds.Recently three of her paintings were auctioned off at a charity event for cancer survivors and garnered $1000 for the charity.
Alexis' father called the Baja Mission to ask us to have a
memorial service for Alexis in the Mission Church. Even though many of his family
were not Christians, the father said, “Alexis was a son of God,
I want them to do everything that he would want.”
The companions who grew up with him in the Special Education Center, teachers, his family, and some of the staff at FFHM were there to say goodbye to this student who fought until the end. The father gave thanks for all the financial support, prayers and the demonstration of affection towards the family. A memorial service is a great opportunity for preaching the Gospel.
We are faced with life and death issues. Where will we spend eternity?
GIVING THANKS WITH A GRATEFUL HEART
In the fall of 2000, Jamie and Jane Caldwell welcomed us to our new office and volunteered the services of their cleaning crew. We were overwhelmed by their generosity. “We were strangers and you welcomed us.”
Jane is now in a Senior Living community in San Juan Capistrano,
but Victoria and her crew continue their custodial service as a gift to us.
RON RAMOS AND ANDY BROSCHE
Ron, a former administrator at the Baja Mission,
and Andy of Mariners Church, dropped by the office last week.
It is always wonderful to be visited by dear friends.
SARA PETERSON AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, JANELLE KELLER
Sara will be transitioning to her new role as daycare supervisor for the new facility in San Quintin. More to come next week.
PATRICK AND SHARI BAILEY
Monthly Dinner update: Patrick and Shari, missionaries to the Philippines,
will be sharing at our monthly prayer dinner Friday, November 2nd.
The dinner will be at Lutheran Church of the Cross
24231 El Toro Rd., Laguna Woods, CA at 6pm.
Please call in your reservation to Linda (949)492-2200
by Wednesday, October 31st.
FYI… A rummage sale is planned for November 3rd from 7am to 2pm.
Please excuse any clutter at the far end of the dining room.
All the proceeds are going to missions.
We are in the process of writing a contract with a published author for the sequel to Charla’s Children. Our friend, Godfrey Dawkins, suggested we contact Cecil Murphey, author of Gifted Hands. He is now retired but his associate, Twila Belk agreed to write the sequel. This is an answer to prayer. I just read a book of hers recently published titled, The Power to Be. It was delightful!
William writes, “In my prayer time, I have to stop and ask the Holy Spirit to clear my mind of everything that is not of the Lord and the purposes of my prayer.
Once I do that, rarely do thoughts other than what I am praying for come to my mind!”