June 29, 2018

PRAY FOR MEXICO

The greatest prayer request for this week would be for the Mexican elections on Sunday. This is an important one, with many positions up for election. 
Over 100 candidates have already been killed.

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SPAIN

A team from our Mission Church in Vicente Guerrero are currently
on an evangelistic trip to Spain. “The effective, fervent prayer
of a righteous man avails much
.” James 5:16

Please pray that their ministry will be fruitful.

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ALEXIS

Alexis Juarez, a student in our Learning Center for children with disabilities, was taken to a hospital in Ensenada with a life threatening infection because of pressure sores. He has spina bifida and is having a leg amputated today, Friday, June 29th.

Because the father is missing so much work, the family is also depending on God for their financial needs.

Please pray for a miracle for Alex.

If you would like to offer financial support, please click here.

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SWEET GENESIS AND PASTOR GLENN ALMERAZ

Daughter of Pastor Glenn Almeraz, Sweet Genesis, writes:
 “I am very grateful to God for allowing me to finish the basics towards my medical degree (four years). Thank you for supporting me unconditionally. 
I will now begin my internship in a hospital in Ensenada

MARITZA AND CARLA AGUILAR
FROM OUR MISSION WITH THE TROPHY


Our girls soccer team from the Baja Mission
placed second in Vicente Guerrero. 

Congratulations!

A CHILD WITH IAN

How thankful we are for Ian Croft, who serves as
a father to the fatherless in Oaxaca, Home for Children.

FATHER FIGURES

There are other faithful men, who serve in Oaxaca, as role models to the fatherless.

May God bless you one and all. 

WORK GROUP AND CHILDREN
AT THE OAXACA MISSION


We praise and thank God for our work groups, who have been a vital part of His Ministry since the beginnings. Have you scheduled your next work group yet?

Call (949) 340-2051 or see https://www.ffhm.org/plan-a-trip/

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DAVE POWERS

A dear friend of His Ministry, Dave Powers, a cancer survivor,
awaits results from a biopsy on his vocal chords.
The Powers thank the Lord for the steady hands of Dr. Cho, 
a wonderful Christian, encouraging, oncology ENT and we thank you praying friends.

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TJ STUDENTS AND HOUSE PARENTS

Our students’ home in Tijuana needs major repairs at a cost of $4,000! Ricardo Bolanos and the young men living there will be doing the repairs.

Please pray that God will supply this pressing need.

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MONTHLY DINNER

Attention: There will no prayer group dinner
at Lutheran Church of the Cross in July and August 2018.

We are taking a break to write the sequel to Charla’s Children.

Please pray for this ambitious project. Thank you.

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POEM

One of our dear friends, Ana Kerr, of First Presbyterian Church of Hollywood, often sends us her poems.

June 22, 2018

LORENA WITH HER DAUGHTER

Please pray for Lorena and her daughter, who grew up at the Baja Mission. They will be relocating to Guadalajara. Lorena has faithfully served at the Mission for 10 years, as a house mother, Bible Institute teacher and supervisor of the kitchen. 

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MODESTO AND EUGENIA

Esteban and Yadira flew to the remote area where Modesto and his
precious family live, but they had to return by land which took almost 11 hours.
The roads are bad and the rains have begun. There are groups
of threatening, armed, violent men even in full daylight.

Pray for Modesto and his family’s safety in this dangerous
area where they have chosen to minister. 

MARLYNN, YULISSA AND LLOYD (10 YEARS AGO)

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MARLYNN, YULISSA AND LLOYD (NOW)

Congratulations to Yulissa de Jesus, another graduate from college.
How we thank God for those who sponsor our interned children, like
Lloyd (Buffy) and Marlynn Branam who have supported
and encouraged Yulissa for the past 10 years.

They sponsor two other girls at the Baja Mission
and another future college graduate. 

SOCCER TEAMS IN BAJA

Congratulations to our soccer teams at the Baja Mission,
who will be competing for third place. 

JANELLE, JOSE, MARGARITA AND GREGG

We love drop in company at our office in San Clemente.
It helps us keep in touch with those who mean so much to us. 

May God bless our faithful supporters. We could not do it without you. 

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JIM AND CHARLA

Jim Burtrum, a retired policeman and
a faithful supporter of FFHM, also dropped by.
Jim drove our big truck for years during the 90s.   

May God bless our volunteers .

GLENN

NATHAN

An urgent request: please continue to pray for Nathan, Jill Adams’ son, and Glenn Almeraz, who will be undergoing treatment for Hepatitis C in Mexico. 

Tests have shown Nathan already has liver damage
so he needs to be approved soon for treatment. 

ARIANNA LOMBARD

We are proud of our great granddaughter, Arianna Lombard,
who graduated from Stanford University.

She was born in the medical center at the Baja Mission. 

MARILYN AND DAVE

Our dear friend and faithful supporter, Dave Botzenhardt, has cancer in both lungs. Dave has worked for years as a volunteer with Hermano Pablo’s
organization which is broadcast all over Latin America.
Our radio station in Juxtlahuaca broadcasts them many times a day.  

June 15, 2018

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PRESIDENT TRUMP AND KIM JONG-UN 

North Korea agrees to ‘complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula' after Trump-Kim summit

Around the world prayer warriors were praying for this summit. To God be the glory.

Continue to pray for peace in the Korean peninsula. 

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GENEVIEVE


The service for Genevieve Bredesen will be held at
Lutheran Church of the Cross: 24231 El Toro Road, Laguna Woods, CA 92637
on Saturday, June 16th at 11am.

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COLLEEN


The service for Colleen Parsons will be at the Bridge Church, 29582 Aventure, Rancho Santa Margarita, 92688 on Saturday, June 16th at 2pm.

Both Genevieve and Sam and Colleen were faithful supporters
of Foundation for His Ministry.

"To be absent from the body is to be present
with the Lord,” and we celebrate Genevieve and Colleen’s graduation. 

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SAM

Sam Parson had a cat scan last week and the doctors say he has pancreatic and lung cancer. We don’t know the prognosis yet, other than it does not look good. His kids are devastated. 

Please pray for Sam and his family.

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JIM AND LORETTA LITTLE


Jim and Loretta, longtime friends of His Ministry, have announced that no treatment is necessary for the cancer she had and the swelling in Loretta’s lymph nodes has gone back down.

Praise God! 

GABRIEL, RUTH AND MIKE DIEHL

Many Years ago, Ruth Diehl came to work in Baja bringing her young son. Years later, she and her husband, Mike, returned bringing groups and became faithful sponsors for Gabriel. Here they sit together before the start of the musical presented last Friday at the Mission home.

We thank God for all the loving and wonderful sponsors He provides for our kids.

You could be a sponsor too.
Please visit our website for information: www.ffhm.org/sponsorships

 

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NICK AND THERESA BUDMATS

Bob and Marie Southard led the first groups to the Baja Mission a long time ago, then Nick and Theresa Budmats
picked up the baton and have led many other groups. 

The Budmats recently recently hosted a barbecue for all the staff
Thank you Nick & Theresa and all who pray for
and invest in the lives of our staff and children.

TERE

YADIRA AND ESTEBAN

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TERE IN THE MOUNTAINS

But for me, the greatest miracle is seeing God open the doors for ministry in the mountains of Oaxaca, where there are still unreached people groups


In 196, God sent us a little Zapotec Indian infant and changed our lives forever. Committed missionaries are reaching out into these remote areas. Yadira PorrasEsteban ValdezManuel and GlendaTeresa Tello, Maria Villa Pablo and Modesto and Eugenia are making Christ known by preaching the Gospel. 

To God be the glory. Amen! 

June 1, 2018

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HONORING THE FALLEN

Hope your Memorial Day celebration was a blessed event and as inspiring as ours. There were traditional flag celebrations, honor was given to our veterans in all branches of service. A Korean gave a testimony of how they live in freedom, prosperity and are part of the world’s largest church congregation. Tearfully the man described how an American GI died at his door, laying down his life for others.

May God bless America!

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PASTOR SAM

Pastor Sam Parsons will be ministering at our monthly prayer group gathering tonight. Sam was recently bereaved by the loss of Colleen, his dear wife.

Sam, one of the famous Four Lads, now ministers in over 40 nursing homes in South Orange County, sharing the Gospel. He has no regular income but sends a monthly newsletter telling of his divine encounters with the sick and aged.

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In July and August there will be no monthly prayer group dinners. I will be concentrating on writing the sequel to Charla’s Children.

Please pray for this ambitious undertaking. 

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RAFAEL

Rafael Lopez, one of our bus drivers for the Disabled Children's Learning Center, picked up children every morning to bring to the Baja Mission.

The children are grieving his loss and don’t understand why he was taken so quickly.
Rafa drove the bus until the very end.

Pray for the children’s consolation.
 

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BOAT RIDE

Dirk and Mary Kos launched an annual trip to Ensenada. The tradition is carried on. Most of the disabled have never been on a trip to Ensenada,
have never been on a boat or even a pier.

Thank you for providing for this wonderful outing.

May 11, 2018

1923-2018

Bob was a bridge builder, a volunteer, a good and faithful servant of his Lord Jesus Christ. Chuck and I met Bob and Marie Southard in 1973. Pastor Gordon Shira introduced us and we became the best of friends. 

Bob organized the first work groups from Willow Creek Church in South Barrington, Illinois. He arranged speaking engagements throughout Illinois and then chauffeured me from church to church.

Bob was a salesman for Allis Chalmers, a manufacturer of pumps. He arrived at the Mission and found the pump in our well broken. He prayed and somehow managed to repair it. 

Bob made many harrowing trips with Chuck in the big truck to Mexico. On one occasion they were carrying a huge water tank; but driving in the mountains, the wedges came loose and
the tank rolled from side to side. Both men were white
as ghosts when they reached the Baja Mission. 

You too can be a bridge builder, a volunteer for Jesus, tried and true.

Others have been enlisted, 
why not you?

The Bridge Builder
By Will Allen Dromgoole

An old man, going a lone highway, Came at the evening, cold and gray,
To a chasm, vast and deep and wide, Through which was flowing a sullen tide. The old man crossed in the twilight dim; The sullen stream held no fears for him; But he turned when safe on the other side  And built a bridge to span the tide.

"Old man." said a fellow pilgrim near, 
"You are wasting your strength with building here; Your journey will end with the ending day; You never again will pass this way; You've crossed the chasm, deep and wide, Why build you the bridge at the even tide?"

The builder lifted his old gray head:"Good friend, in the path I have come," he said, "There follows after me today A youth whose feet must pass this way. This chasm that has been naught to me, To that fair-haired youth  may a pitfall be. He, too, must cross in the twilight dim; Good friend, I am building this bridge for him!

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COLLEEN
Many of you prayed. Today, we received the heartbreaking news that Colleen,
beloved wife of Sam, has passed away.

Please pray for strength for Sam and family. 

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NATHAN, SON OF JILL ADAM'S, THE BAJA ADMINISTRATOR (LEFT)
GLENN (RIGHT)


What do these two have in common? They both have Hepatitis C.

Nathan will hopefully be treated in Ensenada in the coming weeks
and your prayers will make the difference in a full recovery.

Hopefully Glenn will be scheduled soon. 

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RIKER

Little baby Riker, Dana pereau's grandson, was hospitalized this week at Children's Hospital Los Angeles. He requires multiple surgeries on his eyes and face.

Please pray for this precious little one.

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AMELIA

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CERTIFICATE

Amelia, Dana’s granddaughter, has completed her cancer treatment from Seattle Children’s Hospital. 

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EVERETTE

Everett Wilson is now going through volumes of history related to the sequel to Charla’s Children. Please keep him in your prayers. Everett now has a full time caregiver for his beloved wife Lois, and can devote his full attention to the book.

Please pray. 

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CRAIG'S BOOK

Pray that prison doors will be open as our precious minister of the Gospel will be going Saturday morning, May 19th, to the Riverbend Maximum Security Prison in Nashville, TN. He will distribute copies of the Little Lost Pup in that institution.

Please pray that the books will be given to inmates
and they will be receptive to the Gospel.   

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CHARLA

Mark is a new man in Christ and will be released from Corcoran State Prison in California to Teen Challenge in Orange County on Thursday, May 17th.
He has been incarcerated for eight years.

Carolyn Libby and Charla will take him from the prison to Teen Challenge. 

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EMBROIDERY WORKSHOP

Teresa has an embroidery workshop in a prison at Rio de Hielo, Oaxaca

May 4, 2018

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COLLEEN

Sam Parsons ministers to nursing homes in South Orange County. He is a beloved friend and frequently ministers at our Friday night monthly prayer group dinner.

Last week, he and his wife, Colleen, went on vacation to see family in Texas. Colleen became critically ill and was hospitalized in grave condition. She needs a miracle.

An update from her CaringBridge page: All her numbers are slowly moving in the right direction. The antibiotics are bringing her infection numbers down and her oxygen levels are good enough that they are beginning to back off her ventilator - hoping they can remove it in the next few days. 

Please pray for increased circulation to her legs as they have beenseverely affected.

You can follow her progress and offer support for Colleen and family at the following link: www.caringbridge.org/visit/colleenparsons

Please pray for strength for Sam. He is too tired to sleep. 

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STEPHEN

Please pray for Stephen Ashby, our beloved friend, who is studying for the Lutheran Ministry. He is facing finals, like many other students this season. Chuck and I met Stephen a few years ago. To know him is to love him. He is very conscientious.
His daily Homilies are on hold during this season. 

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EVERETT

The sequel to Charla’s Children is in  process!

Please continue to pray that Everett Wilson and I will be able to transcribe the many stories or events that will be presented in the book. It is our hope that we will be able to go back to the many supernatural events throughout Chuck’s and my life.   

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ELEANOR AND GERALD

Eleanor Lugo served in our medical center for years and is married to a Bible Institute student. They are pastoring a local church in the Baja.

Eleanor asks, “Will you please pray for my Dad, Gerald Goolkasian? He fell again and has three fractured ribs with demineralization in more. He's being transferred from our local hospital to Mass General which makes visitation and taking care of mom more challenging for my siblings. We also need to pray for his salvation.” 

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CHILDREN'S DAY

Once again, we hosted 750 children in our church with festivities following.
Mexico celebrates Children's Day on April 30th.

Praise God, another opportunity to touch His little ones for Christ. 

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HANS AND NANCY

We wish Hans and Nancy Benning a Happy 54th Wedding Anniversary. 
They celebrated on May 3rd.    

Volumes could be written about this couple who have literally poured out their lives for others, and  have given sacrificially; 42 years of their married life to His Ministry

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JORGE DIAZ (CENTER)

We congratulate Jorge Diaz on his recent ordination
at a Baptist church in Artesia, CA.

Jorge was one of the first children interned
in the home in Baja in the 60s.

We praise and thank God for his life.

April 27, 2018

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COLLEEN

Colleen, Sam Parsons' wife, is in critical condition at a hospital in Waco Texas.

Please pray for a miraculous healing.

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LUIS

Praise God Luis’ surgery went well.
He is recovering at the Oaxaca Mission.  PTL! 

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MODESTO

MODESTO IN THE MOUNTAINS

Modesto and Eugenia serve in a remote area of Amoltepec and Las Cuevas, very hostile regions to the gospel. It takes at least 14 hours to reach this area from Oaxaca, Oaxaca.  Modesto, a graduate from our Bible Institute, has very limited vision, yet he walks this mountainous region preaching the gospel and ministering to believers.

Alex, his second son, has battled health issues since he was born and has been in and out of the hospital. They suspect he has down syndrome.

Pray for Modesto, Eugenia and Alex.

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XOCHITL

On Monday, April 30Xochitl, Outreach worker at the Baja Mission, will go to CuliacanSinaloa and stay for three months. She will be ministering in the camps.

Please pray for her. 

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EVERETT

Everett Wilson has taken on the enormous task of writing a sequel to Charla’s Children. There have been a number of attempts to do a sequel, including God Among Us, a compilation of short stories.

Please pray for Everett and me.
Thank you in Jesus’ name. 

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THE LITTLE LOST PUP

Perhaps you know that our son, Craig Pereau, spent many years in prison. He recommitted his life to Jesus Christ while incarcerated in Chino State Prison. It was there he wrote the book, The Little Lost Pup. A number of other testimonies have been added, including Bertie Knowlton’s miraculous healing.

As Craig was transferred from prison to prison (common in California) he sent me addresses of other inmates who he had led to Christ.
There were over 30 who needed discipling.

 I am now down to corresponding with two inmates,
one who is on death row in San Quintin.   

But our ambassador to the east coast prison system continues to disciple with the help of The Little Lost Pup. He reports a successful visit to two additional facilities this month. Recently, he ministered to, and distributed 480 copies, including 200 to the chaplain who ministers to young men in a youth facility. 

Please pray for his next visit to the Morgan County Correctional Center
on Saturday, May 19th. 

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WILLIAM

William Zersen will be speaking FridayMay 4 at our monthly prayer group dinner. His message will be on his walk with the Spirit and miracles and healings.

Please come and plan to be delighted.

Call Linda at (949) 492-2200 by Wednesday, May 2nd if you wish to attend.
We have a delicious meal prepared by Valerie at a minimal cost of $7.

It starts promptly at 6pm.

Lutheran Church of the Cross, 24231 El Toro Rd., Laguna Woods, CA. 

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SELF PORTRAITS

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ELAINE

Elaine Croft is our art instructor at the Oaxaca Mission.
The girls did a large, colorful mural and self portraits. The results were awesome. 

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BOB SOUTHARD 1923-2018

Bob Southard passed away Tuesday, April 24, 2018.  We could all say “good and faithful servant." Bob served FFHM since 1973 in many capacities. He organized the first work groups for Willow Creek, South Barrington, IL. He arranged speaking engagements throughout Illinois for Charla; then chauffeured
her north, east, south and west. 

He leaves behind his beloved wife, Marie.
Bob’s son, Rod, now serves on the FFHM Board.   

April 20, 2018

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RAFAEL AND ANGELA LOPEZ

Pray for those who mourn the loss of their dear ones. 

A memorial service was held at the Mission Church for Rafael Lopez. We were all grieved and shocked by this tremendous loss. Rafa has served in many capacities including construction supervisor. He picked up the kids from the Disabled Children's Learning Center every morning.

We’ve been sent a number of emails, including the following: 

“ What a shock it was to read about the passing of Rafa. And what a shock for the mission in its totality. He was so deeply involved with every need that needed a solution. He sure has left a lasting impression of love and deep care in thousands of visitors, children and staff. 

We thank the Lord for giving him to us for the years he served at the mission. 
May our Heavenly Father comfort those who are directly affected by his passing
.” 

Dirk and Mary Kos

 

Carolina Shaver, Bible Institute graduate writes, “Everyone must have a Rafa story. I only knew him for a short time and never would have imagined it was towards the end of his life. When I was at the [Baja] Mission in 2014, every time I saw Rafa he would flash that gorgeous smile and greet me in Portuguese. "Bom dia!" or "Boa tarde!"  This always touched me, that he had learned some Portuguese. Endlessly cheerful, he impacted countless lives.” 

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GENEVIEVE

Our precious friend Genevieve Bredesen, Reverend Harald Bredesen’s wife, passed away last week.  The Bredesens were faithful supporters of the ministry and on the board of the 700 Club. Pat Robertson was the youth director at Harald Bredesen’s church in Mount Vernon, N.Y. 

There was a great reunion in heaven!

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JANELLE

Janelle Keller will be speaking at our women's auxillary, WINGS, in ReddingCA on Monday, April 23. 
She has other commitments representing FFHM
from Saturday, April 21 through Tuesday, April 24.

Please pray for safety as she travels.

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 JORGE'S FAMILY

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ORDINATION INVITATION

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JORGE AT THE BAJA MISSION
 

Jorge Diaz, one of our first children to be interned at the Baja Mission in 1966, will be ordained on Saturday, April 21

TJ HOUSE
 

Have you prayed for our students at the TJ House, who have the privilege of attending higher education?  Ricardo and Andrea Bolanos oversee these children of promise. The semester will soon be coming to a close; finals will be given.

Please pray for the students, and of course, Ricardo and Andrea. 

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NANCY

Nancy Benning, violin teacher and faithful supporter for over 30 years, is suffering with arthritis and was recently at the emergency room with high blood pressure. She had a miraculous touch.

Please pray for a total recovery. 

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LUIS

In OaxacaLuis Angel’s surgery for his torn ligament is on Tuesday, April 24.
It will cost around $3,000. 

Please pray for Luis and the doctors involved, as any surgery comes with risks. Also pray that God will provide the necessary funds. 

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SOLEDAD

Praise God, we have a new house mother for our children in Oaxaca. May we introduce Soledad Toral Avendaño, a graduate from our Bible Institute. 

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TERESITA

Teresita Silvestre from Juxtlahuaca, Oaxaca writes:
Thank you for sending  the newsletters. I will pray for the projects
and the people from this report, Rafael’s wife and his daughter.
And please pray for me and my family too
."

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NEW GIRLS

We welcomed two new girls at the Oaxaca Mission.
Please pray for them as they adjust.

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April 13, 2018

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EVERETT WILSON

There have been a number of attempts to write the sequel to Charla’s Children. Starts have been made to no avail.

Everett Wilson, a published author and I will make another attempt!
Can you make a commitment to pray weekly about this project?
We are both in our 80s. Time is short.

Thank you sincerely,
Everett and Charla

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RAFAEL LOPEZ WITH HIS WIFE

Rafael Lopez’s journey was completed. He passed from this life to life eternal. An urgent email had been sent on Monday but we didn’t realize the end would be so soon.   

I first met Rafael at the Rose Park Orphanage over 50 years ago. I remembered him and he remembered me. Years later, he came to serve at our Baja mission. He had been a faithful servant of Jesus Christ since his conversion.

The wake was held Wednesday, April 11th and internment in Vicente Guerrero, where Jon and Eleanor Cowpersmith are laid.  

Please pray for his wife, Angela and daughter, Ariela during this difficult time.

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GLENN ALMAREZ

Praise God monies were sent for Glenn Almarez’s treatment for Hepatitis C. Glenn must be signed up for the program. 

YIRIA
 

Yiria Minguela will be moving to our student’s home in Tijuana where she will be studying Educational Science. She came to our home at seven or eight years old and is now 20. Our very rural community is not the same as Tijuana.

Please pray that she adjusts to the big city and all that it involves.
Thank you for your years of faithful support of this fine young woman. 

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GODFREY DAWKINS

Did you know that Godfrey and Elisabeth Dawkins, missionaries in Kenya, are supported by Foundation for His Ministry
 

One of their missionaries, Gathuku Kibunga writes: 
 

Late last year I received an email from Tyndale House Foundation, inviting me for a consultation on the ‘The future of Christian Publishing in Africa’ at their Illinois Campus. It all happened last week. I had the privilege of meeting up with MaryKleine, the Executive Director, in wonderful fellowship, and appreciate them in person for the years they have supported Timazi Magazine

It is also with great joy to let you know that when Telos Institute learned I’ll be in the US, they organized a private graduation ceremony at Indianapolis to celebrate the completion of the Associates of Arts degree in Child & Youth Character Development. It was wonderful and special. Thanks so much for sponsoring me to take up this unique training....It has contributed a lot in my current student ministry. I truly appreciate.” 

 

THE LITTLE LOST PUP

Our dear friend, Paul Hatley, will be ministering in three different prisons. The Little Lost Pup will be distributed in these institutions. This book has a powerful, life changing impact on inmates, like Craig Pereau.

If you haven’t read this book it is available through FFHM. You can order it through our website at www.ffhm.org , or by writing us at P.O. Box 74000, San Clemente, CA 92673

  • Staton Correctional Facility, April 20, 2018, Deatsville, Alabama. 
  • Bullock Prison, April 21, 2018, Union Springs, Alabama. 
  • Frank Lee Prison, April 22, 2018, Deatsville, Alabama. 
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JANELLE

Last week, Janelle Keller was in Oaxaca, traveling and ministering to our staff and missionaries in the field. Sunday morning she spoke at the Village Church of Laguna Woods and was introduced to the congregation.

Tuesday, she accompanied Chuck Pereau on the piano at Christian Women’s Connection. Early Wednesday morning we received news that Rafael Lopezpassed away and Janelle headed south to the Baja Mission for the wake.

Please pray for Janelle and her very busy schedule. 

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LENA AND HANS VISSER

Hans and Lena recently visited the Baja Mission for the dedication of our new staff housing. It has been over three years in construction. The old trailers, which were donated, were like saunas in the summer and refrigerators in the winter.

We thank God for all who helped with construction and contributed financially. 

“For lo, the winter is past, 
The rain is over and gone. 
The flowers appear on the earth; 
The time of singing has come.” 
Song of Solomon 2:11,12

March 30, 2018

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JANELLE KELLER

Hollywood Presbyterian Church
has supported us for many years. Anna Kerr, our dear friend and vital part of their missions team, submitted this lovely poem.

Janelle Keller, Executive Director, will represent FFHM at their upcoming Global Mission Team’s meeting.

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LULA HERNANDEZ

For The Advancement of the Kingdom of God in Spain

In 1992 our King’s Kids traveled to Spain, participating in the outreach at the Olympic Games. An adventure of a lifetime!

My heart leaped for joy when I received a letter from Lula Hernandez, one of our school teachers at the Baja Mission. It is her heart’s desire to go to Madrid, Spain from June 26 – July 10, 2018. The team will facilitate a Vacation Bible School and outreach in Madrid. I sincerely believe they will make an eternal difference in the lives of children.

Will you support Lula in this faith venture prayerfully and financially?

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PAT PALWAK

Paul Grasser requests prayer for Pastor Pat Palwak, who is very ill, probably as a result of the new chemo.  We know she is a fighter and we must stand alongside her. God is able. Jesus won the victory of EVERYTHING on the cross.

Pray fervently for her.

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RIKER
 

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your ongoing prayers for our great grandson, Riker, now 18 months old. He's had multiple surgeries to remove the port stain that covered his little face. Yet there are more surgeries to come. We sincerely believe that when Reverend Jean Darnell prayed for him when he was a few weeks old, he received partial vision. Thus he is wearing new glasses.   

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LUIS ANGEL
 

Laura from the Oaxaca Mission reports the following:

It has been challenging to get word from a doctor on how much Luis Angel's surgery will cost and when it can be done. Continued prayers for healing for this torn ligament, and for the funds necessary for the surgery, would be greatly appreciated.

PRAISE FROM OAXACA
 

The last Sunday of each month is a children's church service at the children's home.
As Pastor Edgar says,
"it is a time when the children teach the adults how to worship."

It is a blessed time and it's nice to see the family of the children
begin to attend the church services as well.

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LETY

Lety Ambrosio, who grew up at our children's home in Oaxaca, had the joy of teaching our older children to bake buns. Do you remember hot cross buns? 
Please help us pray for staff needs at the Oaxaca Mission. We are looking for a housemother and a substitute housemother. We also have a temporary need for a cook as one of our cooks takes her maternity leave from April to June. 

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OUTREACH

Teresa (TereRodriguez is one of our missionaries in JuxtlahuacaOaxaca, with Maria Villa Pablo. Here, she is is teaching The Greatest Journey (to the cross), to the children in this community. 

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CANAAN IN THE DESERT

The Evangelical Sisters of Mary have faithfully prayed for us since the 70s.
Their beautiful little flags are on the dome of our prayer room at the Baja Mission.

If you are in Phoenix, a stop at their prayer garden is a must.

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Do hope you celebrate Resurrection Day
by attending an Easter service.

March 23, 2018

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Praise God! The Little Lost Pup is being distributed behind iron bars. 

Last weekend a dear friend was able to distribute over 500 Little Lost Pup books to inmates in local and state prisons on the east coast and in Florida.  We never dreamed Craig’s book would have such a wide circulation.  Story after story has reached us. 

How thankful we are to the very generous donor, who is making it possible for this distribution.

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CORINNE EHRICK AND EVA (SCHIAFFINO) QUICK
 

Corrine Ehrick and Eva (Schiaffino) Quick are both doing well. 
Corrine will soon celebrate her 89th birthday.  Eva doesn’t give us her age. 
Both women served selflessly, pouring their lives out for others.  Corrine was administrator of our Baja Mission for 8 years, and Eva in charge of outreach. 
 
We thank God for this dynamite duo!

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NATHAN AND ELIZABETH

Nathan Cowpersmith (Eleanor and Jon’s grandson), will be married April 7th at the Mission Church in Baja, CA Mexico. His fiancée Elizabeth is a child evangelism teacher in our outreach program. Jon and Eleanor Cowpersmith served at our Mission for many years and were greatly loved.

Congratulations to Nathan and Elizabeth.

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GEORGE ANNE TENNEY
 
The Tenny’s have been faithful supporters, almost from the birth of the ministry.  Each year Bill Tenny brings a giant poinsettia, a beautiful Easter lily, and a giant pumpkin for display in our office. George Anne brings gourmet goodies to bless us all.  This was one of those occasions. She will soon celebrate her 90th birthday. 

How we thank God for our visitors to the San Clemente office.

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SAM PARSONS

Monthly prayer group dinner

Sam will be with us again. You won’t want to miss this joyous occasion.
Call now to make your reservations for the April 6th dinner, (949) 492-2200 and speak with Linda.

We appreciate our volunteers
 
The Canadian mailing at 9 a.m. Wednesday March 28th in Charla and Chuck’s rec room.

  
2355 Via Mariposa W., Laguna Woods, CA
The U.S. mailing is Thursday March 29th at 7 a.m. in the same location.

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If you don’t have a church home, why not celebrate the Lord’s Resurrection by attending one of the many services offered at your local church.

March 16, 2018

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He was truly a saint who brought great revival to Ireland

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URGENT PRAYER REQUEST
 

A bus is needed for transporting our disabled children.

The children will be making a trip in April and need a bus in good working order, Lord willing. It needs to be registered, licensed and insured in Mexico. The cost of importation of a bus is approximately $1,000, if it is donated in the U.S.

RAFAEL LOPEZ                                                BENJAMIN MUCINO

Please keep our bus drivers in prayer.

Rafael Lopez has acute problems with his legs, which are inflamed and he is in pain.

Benjamin Mucino’s daughter will travel from Mexico City to visit him soon. 
Pray for safe travels and that they have a blessed time together.

 

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ROGER MARSH

Are you sick?
 Call the church leaders together to pray and anoint you with oil in the name of the Master. 
James 5:14-16
 
This has been done. Roger is one of the Pastors of Lutheran Church of the Cross and a very good friend of ours. He went through open heart surgery March 12th and is now recovering. 

 

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JANELLE KELLER
 
Janelle will make a number of trips to the Missions. Pray for her safety on the road this coming week. Then April 2nd she will be taking a work group from Heritage Christian Fellowship to Oaxaca.
 

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CINDI FINK

Cindi, in our office, will be having her second cataract surgery on Wednesday,
March 21. 

Please pray for a successful surgery and a speedy, healthy recovery.

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RACHEL & EVA

From Bonnie Shelton:   

Thank you all for the prayers and concerns for our great-granddaughter Eva(Ava) and our daughter Camille, (Eva's grandmother.) Both had good appointments with their Doctors. Eva is growing and improving with learning how to eat. She is still on g-tube feeding until she is able to take food by mouth.
 
Camille has had her first chemotherapy and will have 5 more rounds until June 15.  The bone marrow report showed no cancer for which we are thankful. She was diagnosed with non-Hodgkins lymphoma stage 3. It is treatable and we are trusting God for a good outcome and complete healing.

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WAYNE & LOIS TURNBALL

Wayne and Lois are retired missionaries. Wayne is in stage 4 cancer and the prognosis is not encouraging. Pray that he will not suffer if it is God’s time for him to go, and if not, that he will experience complete healing.

With God, all things are possible!

 

ROGER MEZA

Ministering in Sinaloa to children from the camps.

Lizette and Hugo, long term missionaries, are serving in a suburb of Culiacan, Sinaloa.  Small work group housing is now completed on that property. Raul Garcia will stay on for a month and Roger Meza for three months. They will be doing evangelistic outreaches in the camps.

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DARRELL & LENORA WARD


Please pray for Lenora who has suffered with symptoms of the flu for weeks and for Pastor Darrell Ward as he offers prayer & support along with Chuck and Charla Pereau, to Ron & Carolyn Robertson. Ron, an attorney, served with both the Reagan and Bush administrations. His wife Carolyn will be with Jesus soon.

Please lift this family in prayer.

March 9, 2018

Thank you one and all who helped with the Canadian and U.S. mailing. 

Hopefully you’ll receive it this week. 

Forty-four attended this month’s prayer group dinner. Dr. Noel Wilson led the singing and Chuck Pereau and Janelle Keller sang Irish ballads in honor of St. Patrick’s Day. 

Friends of His Ministry are invited to this monthly dinner.

Please join us Friday April 6th.

 

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VIRGINIA

Praise report
Praise God! Amelia, Dana’s granddaughter, is home from the hospital following chemotherapy and is dancing about. Thank you for your prayers.

 

ROGELIO MEZA                                                       RAUL GARCIA
Formerly operated our TV station for Baja.              “If you want to be great                                                                                 in God’s Kingdom, You must                                                                                        be a servant of all.”


Graciela Cordoba, Mario’s wife, has written a great article regarding our ministry in Sinaloa. The article will appear in the newsletter soon. She’s requesting prayer for two of our Bible Institute graduates who will be doing outreach to the migrant worker’s camps, Raul Garcia and Rogelio Meza. 

The harvest is ripe for evangelism, please pray.

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MODESTO
Ministering in the mountains of Amoltepec.
 

         Modesto and Eugenia are serving in Amoltepec, a remote area of Oaxaca. 
Eugenia is very tired and their young son Alex is very frail. 


Please pray for strength and healing.

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LETY AMBROSIO
 
Lety, who grew up in the Oaxaca mission, is now on staff supporting missionaries in the mountains. 

She is asking for prayer as she helps with child care.

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STAFF IN PACHUCA


Praise God! A generous gift was given for our outreach staff in Oaxaca to attend a Global Leadership Summit in Pachuca, Mexico.

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GEN BREDESEN


Update on Gen:  She was hospitalized for 2 ½ days as her pacemaker needed to be recalibrated.

Dede and Gen hope to fly to Vancouver Island for the 50th Anniversary of Trinity Christian Center, where Harald Bredesen pastored in the 70’s.

Her daughter Meg is living nearby. She is in constant pain and needs hip surgery! She just recently moved to Illinois and must get through the red tape to be approved for Medicaid. 

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"PRAY TO THE GOD OF THE LOST AND THE FOUND"


He directed the woman who had lost a coin, a lost sheep, and a lost son.
We shipped a case of books to Tennessee for distribution to prisoners and it was lost by the U.S. Post Office.

 Please pray it is recovered!

 

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MELANIE LOMBARD VALENCIA


Melanie is Chuck & Charla’s granddaughterShe is in need of healing and deliverance and is being hospitalized.

Please keep her in your prayers.


 

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RACHEL


Please continue to pray for Bonnie Shelton’s granddaughter Rachel, and her young daughter Eva who just underwent a kidney transplant; as well as Bonnie's daughter Camille who was recently hospitalized with a mass in her chest.

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RON, CHARLA, & CHARLOTTE

Update on Ron and Charlotte Mc Whinney

“Dear family and friends, Thank you for praying. It has been quite an ordeal!  It took three hours to cross the border. Charlotte was taken to the hospital for 2 ½ days. Diagnosis: bleeding ulcers. She was transported to her daughter Allison’s in San Luis Obispo, CA, and hopefully they will return to their home in Oregon. 

Ron and Charlotte write, ‘We thank you all, for your thoughts and prayers.’”

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Linda Kaahanui wrote God Among Us; short stories of our missionaries’ testimonies (available through this office). BUTa sequel to Charla’s Children is yet to be written covering the last 25 years of His Ministry. Precious, miraculous stories have been lost since my recent stroke.

Please pray that the sequel will be written.

March 2, 2018

GABRIEL CELIS & PAOLA SANDOVAL  SAID MENDEZ & SARAI ZATARAIN


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.

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RON, CHARLA, & CHARLOTTE
 

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.

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PAT HULSEY
 

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.”

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ANDIE LOMBARD
 

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 andielombard@roadrunner.com 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.  linda@ffhm.org or 949 492-2200.

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CHUCK, JANELLE, & CHARLA


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 linda@ffhm.org or call her at 949 492-2200
 

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RACHEL & EVA


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
 
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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.”
 

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PAUL HATLEY


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.

February 23, 2018

Billy Graham, born Nov. 7, 1918, was an American evangelist and an ordained Southern Baptist minister who became well known internationally after 1949.  He served as a spiritual adviser to American presidents and provided spiritual counsel for every president from Harry Truman to Barack Obama

Billy Graham passed away Feb. 21, 2018.

My mother attended the very first Billy Graham crusade in Los Angeles, in 1948.  She took the streetcar into downtown Los Angeles to attend.  One of the nights she attended, Stuart Hamblen, an American entertainer, gave his life to Christ and like so many others, was changed forever.

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AMELIA

Praise report
Praise God! Amelia, Dana’s granddaughter, is home from the hospital following chemotherapy and is dancing about. Thank you for your prayers.

 

 

 THE 24TH ANNUAL "MISSION FEST" IN EDMONTON, ALBERTA CONVENES THIS WEEKEND.


 FFHM has participated in this event for two decades. Charla Pereau and Janelle Keller have spoken at this event in past years as representatives of His Ministry.
 
Several former Mexico volunteers will man the booth this year, promoting financial and prayer support as well as encouraging short-term volunteers and potential future staff to become involved in the
FFHM Ministry.
 
A keynote speaker will be Rev. Hyeon Soo Lim, a Toronto Korean pastor who was recently released back to Canada following several years of imprisonment in North Korea.

 

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JOHN LUCAS

 

Reverend John Lucas will be ministering at the Edmonton Mission Fest representing FFHM/Maranatha Evangelistic Association.

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MARLO ANDALUZ

 

Marlo will man the booth for Maranatha Evangelistic Association, our Canadian counterpart.

Marlo has accompanied many work groups and has served at both the Baja and Oaxaca Mission.

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On Friday afternoon, Feb. 15th, there was another big earthquake in Oaxaca, magnitude 7.2. Although staff and children were shaken, everyone is safe and well and our buildings remain sound and secure. While it was strong and prolonged movement, very few objects even fell down around the Mission. According to reports from the Servicio Sismológico Nacional, as of Tuesday morning there have been 3,000 aftershocks - the largest being 6.0 magnitude just after midnight Monday morning. The Mission appreciates your continued prayers for the people of Oaxaca, and are very thankful for their safety.

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Please pray that God will direct his workers.
 
 
We have an urgent need for Spanish speaking substitute housemothers and a cook at our Oaxaca Mission.  

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LAURA RODRIGUEZ
 


Laura, administrator at the Oaxaca Mission shares: Many staff and children at the Mission continue to suffer from various illnesses.
 
Please help us lift them up in prayer, that they may experience healing soon.
 

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SYLVIA & LOREN LILESTRAND
 


Thank you for prayers for our Board meeting so beautifully hosted by Loren and Sylvia Lillestrand. 

We have many challenges ahead but God is always greater.
 

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CHARLA, CHUCK, & BABY RIKER PEREAU, GREAT GRANDSON



Chuck and Charla will be ministering at our monthly prayer group dinner on Friday, March 2nd. 

Please call in reservations ASAP to (949) 492-2200, for a lovely dinner and evening.

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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!
 


Don’t forget the mailing of the FFHM Newsletter to our Canadian and U.S. friends. 

We meet in the rec-room at 2355 Via Mariposa West, Laguna Woods, CA .
 
Feb. 28th at 9 a.m. for the Canadian mailing  
March 1st at 7 a.m. for the U.S. mailing.

FEBRUARY 16, 2018

"I have said this to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation, but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world."  John 16:33


Jesus, the Prince of Peace invites us to come to Him. Perhaps our hearts are filled with fear, but Christ, the Prince of Peace is greater than all fear. He is the Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6

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AMELIA

Please continue to pray for 3-year old Amelia going through chemotherapy. She’s Dana and Antoinette Pereau’s grandchild.

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GEN BREDESEN

Update from Gen’s daughter Dagni: I visited her after teaching today and was amazed at how lively and energetic she seemed. When I asked her about how she was feeling, she said she feels like a weight has lifted since her pacemaker implant was put in. So good news all round. Again, your prayers are carrying us through

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THERE'S STILL TIME!

It’s not too late to schedule your workgroup. There’s still room in April, the first week of July and the last week of August.  Please prayerfully consider visiting or scheduling a work group.

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HANS BENNING

Please be praying for Hans Benning. An MRI showed that he has torn ligaments in his left shoulder and he will need surgery. physical therapy, or both.

             TITO QUIROZ & NANCY BENNING          NEW MUSIC ACADEMY


Nancy shares: I was very blessed to be able to attend the dedication of the new Benning Academia de Musica in Morelos. The restored train station which houses the academy is incredibly beautiful and is already blessing 1400 families and 700 children who live adjacent to the academy. There were over 100 children and mothers who sang beautiful songs at the dedication. Only God knows the impact this will have on the whole city of Cuernavaca and beyond! To God be the glory and the honor.  Please pray for Tito as he touches thousands of lives through his faithfulness, his love, and his dedication to serving The Lord through music and evangelistic conferences throughout all of Mexico.

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OLIVE & LARRY KIELER

Larry Kieler, longtime friend of the ministry, remains hospitalized with numerous medical issues.

Please pray for our faithful friend.

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DIF, Mexican Social Services, issued a commendation of Excellence to the Baja children’s home after the recent annual inspection.They told Jill it was very obvious they are a Christian home and that Jesus is important to the children.

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AUBREY BEAUCHAMP


Aubrey Beauchamp, founder of Hospital Christian Fellowship, also a longtime friend of the ministry, will host Caring To The End; a one day seminar on vital life issues, decisions and opportunities in today’s world of healthcare and aging. Registration deadline is March 3, 2018
Seminar will be held at Capo Beach Church, Capo Beach, CA. For Reservations or more information, please call 949 496-7655 or email: hcfusa@gmail.com

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CINDI FINK

Following recent cataract surgery, Cindi came down with this terrible flu.

Please pray for healing.

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GREG MCNELLY, BOOKEEPING, & CHUCK PEREAU

How we miss Lorraine Barter who served as FFHM’s accountant for 27 years. Old records are being shredded by these two faithful friends.

FEBRUARY 9, 2018

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ROBERTO MUNOZ-FLORES & HIS LOVELY WIFE SHARRON

Mario Cordoba officiated a lovely memorial service for Roberto on Sunday evening, Jan. 28th.
 

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The following morning I had the privilege of teaching at our Bible InstituteRobertolaid the concrete sidewalk from the Mission to the church. There are 106 tiles set in the cement, depicting chronological events from Genesis to Revelation. It took 2 hours to walk 700 feet. 

The students told the story from creation to Revelation.
 

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BIBLE STUDENTS

with CharlaJanelle and Sharon Munoz Flores on the right.
 

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GENEVIEVE

Thank you for your prayers for Genevieve Bredesen. She is now at home with a Micra-pacemaker and is doing well. 

Please continue to pray for a total recovery.
 

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SYLVIA & LOREN

Sylvia Nash Lillestrand remarked, “Nice to get an update on Angel in the Feb. 2ndPrayer & Praise.” She knew him as a little boy.

Sylvia remains active in His Ministry and will be hosting our next Board meeting, Feb. 10th, 2018.

Please pray for the Board meeting. 
 

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PASTOR JOE JOHNSON

Last Friday night Feb. 2nd, Valerie Ellis prepared an usually delicious meal for our Prayer Group Dinner. Pastor Joe Johnson, skipping and praising God, brought a wonderful message on joy. A delightful time was had by all. People were visibly moved by Chuck Pereau’s solo acapella.

See you at the next dinner, March 2nd.
 

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WOMEN & CHILDREN's EVANGELISTIC EVENT

Maria Villa Pablo and Teresa had an evangelistic event on Feb. 3rd with 120 children, women and young ladies. Approximately 60 people invited Christ into their hearts. Maria and Teresa will be part of a children’s festival in San Martin Duraznos, Oaxaca, Feb. 9th and 10th. For many this will be the first time they’ve heard the Gospel. They will continue discipleship classes for the next 12 weeks.

Thank you for your prayers.
 

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IVAN & REYNA

 Both infants born prematurely and are in guarded condition.

Please continue to pray.
 

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Lynora & Noel Wilson

Correction to Feb. 2nd Prayer & Praise: We are so sorry for the mistake in a previous Prayer and Praise letter. Lynora Wilson, not Lynora Ward, provided furniture for the new staff housing.

February 2, 2018

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RICHARD AND JUDY

Richard Larson is recovering from a complicated open heart surgery. Recently, he visited the Bible Institute students and ministered in the church. Richard is also training other men for ministry.

Please pray for his complete recovery.

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PASTOR JOE

Pastor Joe Johnson will be ministering tonight, Friday, February 2nd at the monthly prayer group dinner.

You won’t want to miss this gathering. Pastor Joe retired after many years of service in the Lutheran congregations. His passion is to minister the Father’s love and blessing. 

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GENEVIEVE

Reverend Harald Bredesen and Genevieve were prominent in the charismatic renewal around the globe. Harald graduated to glory a few years ago. Genevieve(Gen) recently moved from California to Illinois to be cared for by her daughter, Dede

Gen had several heart attacks, underwent surgery for a pacemaker and is back home in assisted living at 93.

Pray for a full recovery from surgery for this precious sister in Christ.

Dede is requesting cards be sent to:
Gen Bredesen
300 Lincoln Highway Road, #10
Charleston, IL 61920.

BRIAN, KYLE AND MICHAEL BIANCHINI, PETER'S SON
RECENTLY VISITED THE OAXACA MISSION


Michael writes: God surely is capable of more than we could ever ask or imagine and He gives us the desires of our hearts when we delight in Him. (Psalm 37:4) The Mexican people constantly gave thanks to God for His faithfulness and provision. Every prayer was an outflow of gratitude. We seldom see this in our American church. Kyle developed a fellowship with the teen boys and he is excited about becoming a sponsor. Brian sees himself playing a role through financial support. 

Please visit the FFHM website www.ffhm.org 
for information on more ways to give.

CARMEN

Carmen Salazar, Guest Relations Coordinator at the Baja Mission, is giving thanks for her sister's, Silvia, recovery after being on the verge of death.

Please keep praying for Silvia. She has a long and difficult way before her.  

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IVAN

These precious littles ones are being lovingly cared for by Sarah Petersen and others in the cuna. This little boy, Ivan, is seven weeks old and weighs 4 lbs.

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REYNA

The little girl, Reyna, is five months old. 

Please pray these tiny infants will survive. 

GRANT PETERSEN

Thank you for prayers for Grant Petersen, Bloomington, MN.  He is Sara Petersen’sfather. He had extensive back surgery and hopes to be fully recovered by July for a mission trip.

ANGEL

What ever happened to Angel?

He is now 57, lives in San Vicente and is making prosthesis for others. 

December 29, 2017

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SYLVIA AND LOREN LILLESTRAND

We were overwhelmed by your love and generosity this Christmas season.  Like Tiny Tim said, “May God bless us one and all.” 

May you prosper in every way in 2018. 

Sylvia Lillestrand was our treasurer on our original board that purchased the property in Baja. She has been a faithful contributor since the beginning. Loren, the former U.S. director for Campus Crusade for Christ, and Sylvia have been financial consultants to our board without charge.

We are so blessed to have the Lillestrands and yes, countless others who have blessed us throughout the holidays. For “the greatest and the least of these” we give thanks.

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THE LITTLE LOST PUP

We received requests for The Little Lost Pup to be given to those behind bars. These will be sent to prisoners for Christ in Woodinville, WA for distribution.

Any contribution would be welcomed for this purpose. It is our heart’s desire to send the book to those who are incarcerated, without charge.

Have you read The Little Lost Pup? It is a must read! 

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RIKER

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AMELIA

We continue to pray for baby Riker, who is doing exceptionally well. Amelia is battling cancer.

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LOIS AND EVERETT WILSON

Please continue to pray for Lois Wilson. Presently, she is at Freedom Village. Hopefully she will return home soon.

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JEAN, DEREK AND SANDY BERGERON

Jean and Sandy Bergeron in Canada announced the graduation of their son Derekfrom the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. The Bergeron’s have hosted the Pereaus and scheduled itineraries in British Columbia.

Recently, Janelle visited them with Rosa AlmerezGlenn and Rosa founded our first rehab center in Zapata, Baja. They also pastor one of our satellite churches.

Congratulations to Derek Bergeron. 

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CANADIAN VOLUNTEERS

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US VOLUNTEERS

Praise God for our volunteers who helped at the Canadian and U.S. mailing this week. We couldn’t do it without you.

Volunteers needed; for information call the U.S. office at (949) 492-2200.

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PASTOR LELAND AND MARCIA

Please call in your reservations (949) 492-2200 by Wednesday, January 3rd for the monthly dinner on January 5thPastor Leland Lantz and Marcia will be sharing about their trip to Uganda. 

December 15, 2017

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NIGHT IN BETHLEHEM

Hundreds will attend this dramatic presentation. Staff and children will participate. Busloads of people will be brought in from near and far.

Pray with us that many will come into a personal faith in Jesus Christ! 

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VICKI GRAVELL PREPARING THE STOCKINGS

Praise the Lord! Thank you for praying. The children’s Christmas stockings and the candy, beautifully packaged, was taken across the border December 12th. Hallelujah.

Thank you for your prayers. 

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AMELIA

Please continue to pray for our son Dana and Antoinette’s granddaughter. Little Amelia has a Wilm’s Tumor in the kidney and it's fast growing. They will do 12 weeks of chemo to shrink it; WAGR babies are prone to renal failure. 

“She’s technically blind, but is a precious, sweet, kind, fun and loving child.” She has amazing parents who are strong, and patient. Please pray for her parents who are exhausted. She has been in and out of the hospital constantly. 

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LOIS AND EVERETT

Everett and Lois Wilson make an annual trip to teach at our Bible Institute. Recently Lois had a serious stroke and required around the clock care.  Lois fell and broke a hip, which required surgery.  Please pray for Lois and her family in this time of need. Praise the Lord her surgery went very well!

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LINDA AND CHARLA IN THE SAN CLEMENTE WAREHOUSE

Our dear friends have donated new furniture for our staff housing. We are always amazed when we are given the best. It is boxed and ready to go to the Baja Mission.

The dedication of our staff housing is scheduled for January. God is so good all the time.   

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OUR FAITHFUL VOLUNTEERS

Please don’t forget the Canadian mailing at 9am on Wednesday, December 27thand the U.S. mailing on December 28th from 7am to 11am.

Maybe you would like to bring Christmas goodies?

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FAITH AND ROD

Rod and Faith Southard have been long time supporters of His Ministry and Rodserves on our Board. Faith will undergo rotator cuff surgery on her right shoulder today. Please pray for a full and quick recovery following surgery. 

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SUZANNE, CHARLA AND BILL IN THE US OFFICE

Bill and his daughter, Suzanne Tenny, deliver very special seasonal gifts to our San Clemente office: a lily for spring time, a pumpkin for harvest and a magnificent poinsettia for Christmas. How blessed we are to have friends who drop by to bless our ministry. 

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ABDUL (IN THE BLUE SHIRT) IS THE ADMINISTRATOR AT A BIBLE COLLEGE IN SOUTHERN INDIA

According to recent reports relayed to us by our friend Stephen Ashby, persecution against Christians has escalated in Southern India. Please pray for Abdul Messiah’s family and friends who this past Sunday, were attacked by terrorist groups and admitted to the hospital.

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CAROLYN

Carolyn is a child sponsor and longtime outreach missionary in Mexico. New ownership of the senior community she lives in, has resulted in a huge increase of space rent. This has potentially created a hardship for owners and may force some to have to sell their mobile homes. Please pray for reconsideration of the park owners or that God would bring a buyer for Carolyn’s home.