Christmas Fiestas

As always, we ended the year with our annual Christmas fiestas! And this year, we had a record-breaking number of volunteers from across the U.S. come to participate – over 35 total!

These fiestas are so important to us as a means to spread the joy of the season to the families in the community, help to relieve the burden parents feel during this time, and focus on the true reason for Christmas. Through fiestas in Reynosa, Miguel Alemán, and Naranjito, as well as delivering grocery packages and toys door-to-door, we were able to serve over 1,000 adults and kids this year.

Thank you to all of you who made our Christmas fiestas possible this year through your generosity, support, and participation. You made a difference this Christmas!

Giving out gifts at our Christmas fiesta in Naranjito Mexico

Singing carols at our Christmas fiesta at our clinic in Reynosa Mexico

Friends from the US and Mexico at our Christmas fiesta in Naranjito

A kid with their gift and Santa at our Christmas fiesta at our clinic in Reynosa Mexico

Some of our staff at our staff Christmas fiesta in Reynosa Mexico

Playing at our Christmas fiesta for the kids in Miguel Aleman Mexico

Our staff and helpers at our Christmas fiesta at our clinic in Reynosa Mexico

Delivering grocery packages and toys to families in the community in Mexico

Playing games at our Christmas fiesta in Naranjito Mexico

Kids waiting for the pinata at our Christmas fiesta outside Miguel Aleman Mexico

Our helpers at our Christmas fiesta in Naranjito Mexico

A kid with her gift and Santa at our Christmas fiesta in Naranjito Mexico

Pinata fun at our Christmas fiesta for the kids in Miguel Aleman Mexico

Giving out candy bags at our Christmas fiesta at our clinic in Reynosa Mexico

Our staff at our staff Christmas fiesta in Reynosa Mexico

Year-End Giving

As we have been sharing throughout the year, there is so much still to be done along the border in Mexico. So many families needing a solid roof over their heads, kids who need a hearty meal before school, youth who need help to finish their education, parents who are struggling to make ends meet and who need hope in their lives.

We are preparing to enter our 30th year of service here on the border, and with the overwhelming amount of need in Mexico, we have to focus on the heart of Faith Ministry — to make a difference, one at a time.

This year, we have faced many challenges, a major one being the way that the dollar/peso exchange rate drastically impacted our budget. Yet, we know that God will continue to be faithful to the ministry, and with that, and your support, we can keep making a difference to one family at a time.

To donate online for 2023, visit faithministry.org/give by December 31 at 11pm EST / 10pm CST.

To donate via snail mail, send a check payable to Faith Ministry to PO Box 756, McAllen, TX 78505; it must be postmarked on or before December 31 to be considered as 2023 giving.

Thank you for the ways that you have supported Faith Ministry throughout this year. Your donations, your prayers, and your presence truly mean the world to us. You have provided hope for families in Mexico, and you have made a difference.

Make a difference with your year end giving

Last Houses of the Year

This month, we wrapped up our house construction program for the year, finishing up Casa #29 and Casa #30 in Reynosa, provided by our friends at Myers Park UMC in Charlotte, NC, and Zionsville Presbyterian in Indianapolis, IN.

This means that THIRTY families along the border in Mexico received homes this year, and we are aiming to build the same (or hopefully more!) in 2024. If you or your church are interested in funding a house and/or coming to build it, get in touch with us!

A family in front of their new home in Reynosa Mexico

A family in front of their new home in Reynosa Mexico

Muchas Gracias!

We cannot say thank you enough for your support and friendship throughout 2023. You help to make the work we do every day possible, and we are deeply grateful for that.

On behalf of the staff and Board of Directors of Faith Ministry, we hope you and your loved ones had a Merry Christmas and are wishing you a Happy New Year!

Feliz Navidad from all of us at Faith Ministry

Click to watch a special Christmas message from our staff

Prayer Requests

We believe in the power of prayer, so please join us in praying for:

  • All of the families throughout our communities during the holidays, with the challenges, complications, and struggles that the season can bring. Pray that they might have joy and hope in their home as we enter a new year.
  • Omar, who continues to battle a wide variety of health issues. He remains in Monterrey, and we ask for your continued prayers for his health, wellbeing, and recovery, as well as for his comfort and peace.
  • The health of our staff, volunteers, Board of Directors, and friends around the world

“Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.” 
Romans 12:12

 

In Case You Missed It

Check out some of the video highlights from our Christmas fiestas!

Click to watch highlights from our Christmas fiesta at our clinic in Reynosa Mexico

Click to watch a live tour of our Christmas fiesta in Naranjito Mexico

Thank You!

Thank you for everything you do to support Faith Ministry! We appreciate your donations, your prayers, and your dedication to the ministry.

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