Don’t forget the monthly prayer group dinner tonight, Friday, January 4th.
With all the busyness of the holidays you just may do so.
Joe will be speaking and he is the best! It is held at the
Lutheran Church of the Cross at 24231 El Toro, Laguna Woods, at 6pm promptly.
Please call (949) 492-2200 for reservations.
OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD
Laura Rodriguez, Oaxaca Mission administrator writes, “We are thankful for the opportunity we had this year to briefly house the Operation Christmas Child gifts in our warehouse, so that local churches and ministries could have a place where they could come pick them up from. It was neat to be a part of that blessing and for so many new people to now have a connection to the home here.”
RICARDO AND ANDREA BOLANOS AND THEIR
TWO CHILDREN HAVE SPECIAL VISITORS FOR CHRISTMAS FROM OAXACA
Christmas was a total blessing at the TJ House. Ricardo and Andrea
were able to celebrate with six of the nine young men they cared for in the
children's home in Oaxaca! We love having more of the children from the home
in Oaxaca come to Tijuana to continue their education on a university level.
GEORGE AND LUCY STAND
George and Lucy are faithful supporters of His Ministry. Lucy works on the mailing of the Canadian newsletter. Lucy, a retired school teacher, is facing a very urgent and serious surgery. Please pray for her healing.
Please continue to pray for Sam. He is undergoing chemotherapy
but will be ministering Friday at Village Church in Laguna Woods.
Miracles happen. “Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good;
Blessed is the man who trusts in Him!” Psalm 34:8.
FRANK TICKNOR AND RAUL
THE ABANDONED BUILDING
SITTING AT THE TABLE IS PETER BIANCHINI WITH OUR FOREMAN
AND STANDING IS ELAINE AND IAN CROFT
CHUCK PEREAU HELPING DURING CONSTRUCTION
Laura Rodriguez also writes, “We are thankful for the opportunity to be celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the mission here in Oaxaca at the end of this month. People can be praying as we prepare for this event of thanksgiving for all that God has done for us. And they can email me firstname.lastname@example.org, if they have any questions regarding the celebration or any old photos they would like to share with us."
Twenty-two years ago these two men, Frank Ticknor and Raul Garcia, went out in search of land or property to purchase for the new Oaxaca mission. An unlikely pair, Frank was a visionary and Raul knew his land, the culture, and the language. After 18 months of research the two men had found the site, an abandoned building with 18 acres on the Pan American Highway. Peter Bianchini designed the plans.
A foreman and Elaine and Ian Croft, supervised the project. A building crew from Glad Tidings in Yuba City remodeled the building on the site. It took years to build. Chuck Pereau was on hand to do the cement work.
Celebrating Christmas is often very difficult for those who have lost a loved one during that year. Bill, one of our oldest donors, celebrated Christmas in heaven.
But to those who mourn, there’s a vacant place at the table.