My birthday is celebrated with fireworks. My father said they were celebrating my birth and from the second story of our home in Detroit, MI, we could see the fireworks from Eastwood Amusement Park. Years later, I found they were celebrating the birth of our great nation.
On this 86th year, I was showered with cards and special birthday wishes. After a lovely breakfast with friends, I spent the day praying for each of you, old and new friends. I think it was the best birthday ever. There were cards or calls from each of our children. Early in the morning I was serenaded by Curtis’ children and great grandchildren. June and Jay Griffin, whose friendship has spanned generations, (our parents were good friends) sent their usual greeting. Richard Peterson has been my friend for 72 years. He calls every year and breaks up in tears. We weep together knowing our departure will be sooner than later.
Thank you so very much for the shower of cards (and ecards).
BIBLE INSTITUTE STUDENTS AND CARLOS
Carlos (pictured on the extreme right, back row) will be leading the Bible Institute students who will make their annual trip throughout Mexico. The purpose of the trip is ministry; a practical application of what they’ve learned throughout the year. They will minister in cities in the remote regions of Oaxaca, and this year they will go to the southernmost state, Chiapas.
Pray for protection on the roads and for each member of the team, that many will come to Christ and signs and wonders will follow their ministry.
Jill Adams’ son Nathan, age 7, is not a candidate for Hepatitis C treatment in Mexico or the U.S. Nathan must be 12 years of age or older. But we believe nothing is impossible for our God! We believe in His miraculous power.
“Who forgives all our iniquities, who heals all our diseases.” Psalm 103:3.
ESTEBAN AND YADIRA
Esteban and Yadira, missionaries in Oaxaca, write:
“Each time we think we have done what we should do, God challenges us towards a new goal. This month we have begun a new challenge and a dream that hasn’t only been in our hearts but in the hearts of many.”
The dream is that FFHM would have a missionary in each region of the state of Oaxaca. Cuenca del Paploapan has the greatest need for evangelism. It has been categorized by the government as the most violent region of Oaxaca. Christian programs are almost nil in this area.
CUENCA DEL PAPLOAPAN
JANELLE KELLER AND BOB SUNDBERG
Janelle Keller will be meeting with Esteban and Yadira who oversee our outreach ministry in Oaxaca. They will prayerfully be involved in strategic planning. There are still 170 spoken languages according to Bob Sundberg, missiologist.
Our goal is to reach all regions of this very diversified state.
OAXACAN WOMEN CELEBRATING
IN THEIR TRADITIONAL FESTIVE ATTIRE
DEANNA AND CONNARD
Connard and Deanna Hoffman write:
“Dear Ones At FFHM, We ask for the Awesome Overwhelming Presence of God to protect Modesto and Eugenia and their little ones with the Blood of Jesus; to totally heal Glenn Almarez, Dave Boizenhardt, Jill's son Nathan, and Alexis Juarez.
Congratulations to Arianna Lombard and our thanksgiving to all who prayed for her.
May God Bless all of you at FFHM with His peace, power, protection, and above all His Holy Presence. Love always and forever in Christ Jesus”
FOREST HOME FIRE (LEFT) AND CAMP (RIGHT)
SUMMER CAMP IN BAJA
“Federal, State and County fire officials have deemed Forest Home safe for our guests to enjoy!” We praise our God that Forest Home, founded by Dr. Henrietta Mears, was spared and the camp is in session.
Summer camps all over the world are in session and Vacation Bible Schools
are being hosted by many churches. Because of your generosity,
our children will attend summer camps.
Let us join in prayer that our children and grandchildren
will have a life changing experience and there will be an outpouring
of the Holy Spirit at these camps.
JUGAMOS SOCCER TEAM VOLUNTEERS
We recently hosted our annual soccer camp at the Baja Mission.
Debbie Haliday and a team from Southern California join the fun.
BAJA MISSION OFFICE
Can you believe this? It wasn’t until 1991 that we had phone communication with the Baja Mission. Previously we had only short wave radio.
TAP (Technical Assistance Plan) installed our first telephone.
Huston and Jean Taylor eventually installed our system.
Those who may be trying to email the Baja Mission,
our internet is temporarily down.
This has become a vital part of our inner office communication.
ANDREA, ROSALINDA AND LAURA FELIX
Andrea, Rosalinda and Laura Félix recently arrived from Tijuana.
Pray that they will make a smooth transition into their new home and environment