September

Weekly Prayer & Praise Newsletter

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PLEASE JOIN US

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THE PEREAUS

Chuck and Charla will be ministering at the monthly dinner on October 5th. There are some stories that have been seldom told; “Chasing the Ice Cream Man”, “All God’s Children Got Shoes” and others. Chuck will be ministering in song.

Please make reservations by calling Linda at (949) 492-2200
by noon on WednesdayOctober 3rd.

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OUTREACH

Glenda Mira from the Oaxaca Mission writes: We give thanks to God for this new school year that He allows us to begin, with new challenges, new children, and new needs among these little ones. We think that we will have fewer children this cycle because several children finished last year. For this cycle, we have around 30 children, preschool and elementary aged. May God provide us with the materials and everything we need to give quality attention to these little ones and, above all, may their lives be blessed and changed by the word of God and the knowledge.

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CELEBRATION

Daycare children in Baja, celebrating Independence Day.    

ART CLASSES IN OAXACA

MURAL COMPLETED BY A STUDENT

We are so blessed to have Elaine Croft as our Art Instructor in Oaxaca.

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CHILDREN IN OUR PRESENT DAYCARE CENTER

new daycare center will soon be open in San Quintin. Praise God that for 52 years we have maintained an excellent reputation in Baja and beyond.
DIF, Mexican social services, has asked us to open up a daycare center
without any restrictions. We can share the Gospel with His little ones without censorship. The buildings built by DIF are near completion.

Thank you God for another opportunity to make disciples of Christ.

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LAURA RODRIGUEZ, OAXACA MISSION ADMINISTRATOR

It is easy to get caught up in the never ending to do list, since it is in the service of the Kingdom. Often we are spending ourselves to the point of exhaustion, often we think everything depends on us.

Pray our Mission staff will take time to be still with God,
hear from Him and recognized that He is in control.

FIRST YEAR STUDENTS AT THE BIBLE INSTITUTE

We are so thankful for our new Bible students. Please keep them in prayer.

PLEASE PRAY

Another beautiful team will be traveling to Oaxaca for an evangelistic outreach to the mountains and beyond. Please pray for much fruit.  

We’ll be sharing this picture until they return as a reminder.
 

Sincerely,

Charla Pereau

Back to School

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Summer is over and our kids in Baja and Oaxaca have headed back to school. We believe
education is key to breaking the cycle of poverty.

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We also believe having children in school all day is an amazing opportunity to truly disciple
them and help them view the world from Christ’s perspective. Because of these beliefs we put an
emphasis on providing a qualityChristian education.

Please pray for Cheryl Trevor in Baja and Abby Martin in Oaxaca as they lead the schools.

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When Children Pray

A sixteen year old boy had been shot in the head and left for dead on the near-by beach. He was taken to Buen Pastor, the hospital in San Quintin. Miraculously he lived, but was left blind. He was sent to the Mission and was eventually able to push a broom, sweeping our many walkways.

His name was Lucio, which means light. One of the little children said, “With a name like light he should not be blind.” Frequently the children prayed for Lucio and then one day it happened. Lucio bent down and swept up trash into a dust pan. The children ran to the administrator and said, “Lucio sees!” It was true. God had miraculously restored his vision. He proclaimed, “I was blind, but now I see.” Later Lucio returned to Capala, Oaxaca, to preach the Gospel. He was later martyred.

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There have been numerous other occasions when there has been a revival among our children. Sonya Bertelsen and Corrine Ehrick reported there has been an outpouring of the Holy Spirit on our children. There has been healings, repentance, confession of sin; restoration of relationships and forgiveness with weeping.

The joy of the Lord had fallen on these children. The revival lasted several days. In 1982, giving was at an all time low. Our children, from their meager resources, gave all they had.

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Jill Adams, our Baja adminstrator’s adopted son, Nathan, is in need of prayer. He was diagnosed at birth as having Hepatitis C. Now at age seven, he has severe liver damage, but he is not a candidate for special treatment until age 12.

Our children at the Mission have faith to believe for a miracle. And Nathan needs one. Will you join us in praying for Nathan?

By Charla Pereau, Founding Director

Has Kristi Called You Yet?

Everett Wilson, former President of Bethany College in Santa Cruz, CA, earned his doctorate in Latin American Studies with extensive focus on the Pentecostal movement in Latin America.

Dr. Wilson recommended his daughter, Kristi Garcia, to fill a vacancy in our U.S. office. We are so glad he did. This very talented young woman has been a great asset to the ministry.

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Kristi is focusing her efforts on calls to our FFHM family to thank them for their gifts and of course, she offers to pray for them. This is a way for FFHM to give back to the many wonderful donors who have supported His Ministry with their resources and time.

Recent calls Kristi made generated a lot of stories of time spent at our Missions, of lives changed, and of personal need:

“Charla’s vision for the work in Mexico has been so inspiring and has encouraged me to pray and persevere in my own life as I face many health challenges. I’m praying that the ministry gains recognition around the world and, in addition to being encouraged like I have been, that great resources would be available to FFHM as they continue to help homeless children and those in need in the communities FFHM serves.” 

“I wasn’t planning to take the call since marketers call often, but when my teen told me to take the call because it was FFHM and he knew I would want to talk with you, I was encouraged. My trip to the Baja Mission in my youth impacted me greatly and I still think about how I can use my resources to support the ministry. It obviously made an impact on my teen too!”

“I traveled to the mission several years ago and was so touched by the children and their joy experiencing the love of a family. Even after many years I still get emotional when I think of my experience and the impact of His Ministry on those children’s lives and my life. As I look to God for next steps in my life, I am thankful for the resources I have and the opportunity I have to bless FFHM.”

Let us know if there is a need in your life that we can pray with you about!

FFHM is now using a new management system called Kindful to make online giving easier than ever.

Visit ffhm.kindful.com and create a user account using your email address and a password.

Creating an account with Kindful allows you to manage your giving, information, print receipts and update addresses. We are here to help if you have any questions. Please call us at (949) 492-2200 and we will walk you through setting up an account to give online

Change a Life Forever

Because you sent a child to camp: They had life changing experiences and many accepted Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. There were games, crafts, music, drama, and most important, a Bible based Curriculum. Children were given the opportunity for fun, creative expression, praise and worship. We so appreciate your faithful prayers and support.

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“To Open Their Eyes and to Turn Them From Darkness to Light” Acts 26:18

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Heaven In Sight Missions visited the Baja Mission for the 17th consecutive year since June 2001. As always, the blessings received were far more than any services provided. Each experience takes on a unique personality, and this trip was especially sweet. Not only was the gospel shared, but the team was able to minister to many faithful believers in the area. One gentleman who had unsuccessful surgery elsewhere that damaged his cornea stated that he had prayed for almost two years that God would provide someone to help him. We were able to perform a corneal transplant as a first step toward rehabilitating his eye. Another elderly man who walked in blind was able to walk out on his own after cataract surgery. He was somewhat stoic after his patch was removed and the gospel was shared. Dr. Eanes helping a patient He initially took several steps toward the door and then turned around and broke down in tears of gratitude to our Lord, so broken that he had to hang onto the nurses and doctors as everyone joined him in tears. Both of these men are a blessed reflection of our salvation and sanctification. When things are not always as we hope, God will provide “procedures” that begin the process toward healing and correction. As the second gentleman did, we often initially take for granted what God is doing to reveal light and clarity to our walk until we stop and realize what a huge blessing we have received,. Then we are broken in tears of gratitude. The Heaven In Sight team is grateful for the opportunity to serve alongside of this beautiful ministry at FFHM. Dr Mark Eanes