January News: First house of the year & an update from Naranjito!

January 28, 2016|News|

A team from Indiana with a family after helping them build a home in Reynosa

Mission Work Groups

This month, we had our first mission work group of the year! The team from Trinity Lutheran in Indianapolis built Casa #1 for José and his family. It was a wonderful week working and celebrating in fellowship alongside one another.

We still have spots available for 2016, so if you are interested in bringing a mission work group down to Mexico, get in touch! Check out our mission work group schedule to find a week that works for your team, and email Colleen for more information or to reserve your team’s week!

Friends in Reynosa

Update from Naranjito

As many of you know, in addition to Reynosa and Miguel Alemán, Faith Ministry works in a third area called Naranjito. It’s located toward the outskirts of Reynosa, about 20 minutes from our main complex. In recent years, violence has plagued this community, which has restricted our work there. However, we are happy to report that Naranjito is growing, and our activities there are going very well! Our missionary Carlos leads services in the church there Sunday and Wednesday evenings, and the community maintains a garden there, growing everything from red chilli peppers and sugar cane to radishes and peaches.

The team from Trinity Lutheran headed out there this month to help clean the grounds and play some soccer, and next month, another team from Indianapolis will be out there painting a mural, which they’ve done beautifully in the past (as you can see in the picture below). Please continue praying for this community and that we would be able to share the love of Christ with the people who live there!

Jose and Francis with radishes grown in the garden in Naranjito

Playing soccer in Naranjito

Managing Your Donations

Here at Faith Ministry, we are grateful for our generous supporters like you, and we want to make it easy for you to keep track of your donations. We’ve started using a new system, and you have the opportunity to create a secure account where you’ll be able to see your donations, as well as your tax statements, edit your contact information, and more! There are a few simple steps to set it up:

  1. Click here and fill in the details under “Create New Account.”
  2. CHECK YOUR EMAIL (this is important!) You should receive a confirmation email. In that email, click “Confirm my account.”
  3. You’ll be logged into your account! (you may need enter the password you created).

If you have any trouble creating or accessing your account, please contact Colleen at colleen@faithministry.org.

Prayer Requests

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

  • Timoteo (the youngest son of Ezequiel and Petra) has started getting seizures, but they aren’t sure why. Pray for peace, patience and healing, as they try to figure out the cause and hopefully find a way to treat them.
  • Beto (known to many as either Alberto or Gilberto) is experiencing stomach issues that are affecting his digestion and may require surgery; pray for healing and guidance.

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

Our summer intern Gracie stopped by for a visit this month and made this beautiful video. Enjoy a glimpse into life in Reynosa! Click here to watch.Our summer intern Gracie stopped by for a visit this month and made this beautiful video. Enjoy a glimpse into life in Reynosa! Click here to watch.

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