March 2, 2018


A Joyous Announcement

Two shall become one.” We are so happy and grateful to see these young people getting married. Gabriel Celis grew up here at the mission and went to our student’s home in Tijuana. His wife Paola Sandoval is a teacher in our Learning Center. They met when both of them were living in our TJ Home.

Said Mendez works in our church with children and youth and his wife Sarai Zatarain was a house mother a few years ago.



Ron and Charlotte Mc Whinney have been serving the Lord for 18 years as volunteers at the Mission in Baja. There has been no task too large or too small for this couple who have servant hearts. Charlotte suffered a herniated disc and was taken by ambulance to the Tijuana border. They have returned to Oregon.

Please pray for Charlotte and of course, Ron, her help mate.



Pat Hulsey is a chaplain at a central California prison.  

She writes: “I used the Little Lost Pup in two services at Valley State Prison for men yesterday, to go along with the messages I was preaching.  And low and behold, the chaplain's assistant, Sean Geoff, was a roommate with Craig many years ago at one of the prisons he was in. The men loved the story, and the books are in the library now...and our men really use the Christian library.”



Would you like to be reminded of the Canadian/U.S. mailing and / or monthly dinner at the Lutheran Church of the Cross? 

The Pereau’s daughter Andrea would be glad to call you. Send your phone number to or give her a call at (661) 943-4220.
If you would like to receive an e-mail reminder for the monthly dinner, please contact Linda in our office. or 949 492-2200.



Don’t forget the monthly prayer group dinner, Friday, March 2nd, hosted at Lutheran Church of the Cross fellowship hall.  Noel Wilson will be leading the sing a long, Chuck Pereau and Janelle Keller will sing Irish ballads in honor of St. Patrick’s Day and Charla will be speaking.

If you would like to receive a monthly e-mail reminder for the dinner, please contact Linda at or call her at 949 492-2200



Bonnie Shelton’s grand-daughter Rachel served as a missionary in Turkey. Rachel is married and has three children including twin girls born two years ago.  One born with renal failure has been on dialysis since she was 4 days old. At 21 months old, little Eva was finally able to undergo surgery for a kidney transplant from mother to daughter.
Praise God!  The transplant was perfect but the infant is still being fed by tubes.
Please keep this precious little one in your prayers

Bonnie’s daughter Camille, was also recently rushed to the hospital. Bonnie writes:
“Heard from Camille this am. She is in the ER in Fort Dodge IA. Went in the night.  They found a mass in her chest and will do a biopsy soon. She has His peace and strength. She or Steven will keep me posted, and we are praying for a miracle and wisdom for the medical persons.  Thanks for your prayers.”



Paul Hatley, a dear friend of His Ministry, will be ministering in prisons on the east coast. He will be distributing hundreds of Craig Pereau’s book, The Little Lost Pup. There are innumerable complications related to prison ministries, so please pray that the doors will be opened.