June 2018

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.

We’ll Never be the Same

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Since returning from Oaxaca we have had time to process the trip and think about what we learned:

 

Take Away #1: Prayer is powerful

Going in, our team valued prayer. We were very deliberate to identify our main requests and invite others to join in prayer. Even with our efforts, I don’t think any of us were prepared for God to answer in the ways He did.

 

Every request, whether intangible (growing hearts for children abroad, developing lasting relationships, receiving a kingdom vision for life choices, initiating further partnership with the mission) or tangible (smooth travel, safety, getting the weed-whacker started), was answered. God 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). 

 

Take Away #2: Give thanks

The Mexican people constantly give thanks to God for his faithfulness and provision. Every prayer was an outflow of gratitude. After returning, our team has been amazed by how little we see thanksgiving in the prayers of our American church, despite being materially blessed to the max. We now aspire to be models of thanksgiving in the Christian communities we’re a part of here. 

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Next Steps

Kyle has a growing friendship with Rinzgüin, a teenage boy at the home. He is excited to sponsor Rinzgüin and prepare a surprise gift for his 18th birthday. Lord willing, Kyle will return to Oaxaca to deepen his relationships with the kids, further his mastery of the Spanish language, and experience God’s presence there. 

 

Michael is still processing/praying about the experience to determine what the next step is. Brian is sponsoring Baltazar, a teenage boy at the home. Brian sees himself playing an ongoing role with the ministry through financial support. 

 

What is the next step for you? Perhaps it’s 

visiting one of the missions or committing to financial support. Please visit the FFHM website www.ffhm.org for more info and ways to give. 

 

By Michael, Brian, and Kyle

Hope for Sinaloa

I can remember the words that Jesus said: “My food is to do the will of him who sent me…lift up our eyes and look at the fields, because they are white for the harvest.” Today, there are many things that distract us and we turn our eyes and look at different things, and not what Jesus wants us to see. 

He wants us to see the fields of souls ready to hear and receive His Word. In that same part He tells us that some sow, some harvest, and the fruit is for eternal life and that is exactly what happened on our recent trip to Culiacán. 

We harvested what Hugo and Lizette have sowed. We joined a group from Texas. The work was INTENSE for them and for us. Our team was focused 100% on the spiritual work – the sowing and harvesting for eternal life. 

We put together a winter version of Vacation Bible School with the children of San Pedro. We began with 17 children and we finished with 30. Even though it was a time of classes, we had new children coming every day. 

10 children received Jesus for the first time, which is the most important thing. Our prayer is that what was harvested gives fruit, and the lives and families of these little ones can do a COMPLETE turn around. 

The children memorized the Word of God and did crafts related to the classes. We had a time for games, which is where the group from Texas helped a lot. I firmly believe God has great things planned for every one of these children!!!

In the evenings we covered three camps, El Guayabito, El Ranchito, and San Jose. Every one of the teachers prepared a good class, a good seed to be sown in the lives of these children. We so desire that they have different lives, that they be watersheds in their generation, different children, different youth, adults, and families, because with the help of God this and even more can be accomplished. 

The work needs to be watered with a lot of prayer, fasting, and perseverance. His Word will never return empty. 

It was a very good time - time to be able to expand the Kingdom of Jesus Christ. The voice of Jesus will still be heard. We plead with the Lord of the harvest to send more workers to His harvest. It is wonderful to be part of the team of Jesus Christ. 

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There are no words to describe the joy and happiness that was in our hearts to be able to be sent to the harvest, where we found children, women, youth, and families longing to hear the Word of Eternal Life. 

Thank you so much to the donors who from their homes, their churches and their jobs are a part of this work. You all are those above the well sustaining the rope so that we can go down into the well where we find our people, speaking the same language and bringing them out of the darkness and bringing them into the Kingdom of Jesus Christ. THANK YOU!!! 

We love you and are grateful for all that you do for our people and for our country. 

 

Graciela Vazquez, 
Baja Outreach Supervisor

Remembering Rafa

Recently, we lost a beloved staff member at the Baja Mission, Rafael Lopez. As we gathered to mourn and tell stories about our friend and co-laborer, two themes emerged about Rafa’s life. 

One was that after living a life of darkness and addiction, he had been radically transformed in a way that is only possible through a relationship with Jesus Christ. And because Rafa had been forgiven for much, he loved Jesus extravagantly. He had a passion for God’s Word, missions and service of others. 

The other theme was that Rafa valued people above everything else. He genuinely wanted to know people and know how they are doing. He would drop everything to help a friend – and he considered everyone his friend. He had an infectious personality and made it his mission every day to be an encouragement. 

We find comfort and joy knowing that Rafael is in heaven with Jesus and he is whole and without pain. But he leaves a huge hole in our lives and in our ministry.

 

By Janelle Keller, 
Executive Director