November News: Giving thanks!

November 27, 2017|News|

Giving Tuesday is on Tuesday November 28

Donate on Facebook Tomorrow!

Tomorrow is #GivingTuesday, a day to kick off the holiday season of giving. This year, Facebook and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation are matching all donations made to nonprofits on Facebook up to $2 million. So, what do we need you to do? Donate tomorrow through Facebook! It’s super easy – just visit our Facebook page and click “Donate.” It will guide you through the secure donation process without ever leaving Facebook. They’re also waiving all processing fees tomorrow, so all of your donation will go straight to Faith Ministry. The best part: your donation will be matched!

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Wrapping Up Construction

This month, we had our last team in Reynosa, building our last two houses there for the year. This year, we built a total of 32 houses in Reynosa, and our staff and volunteers in Miguel Alemán were able to build a total of eight – that means we met our goal of building 40 houses for 40 awesome families this year!

We still have spots for 2018, so if you would like to bring a team down to Mexico, get in touch! Check our mission work group schedule to find a week that works for your team, and email Colleen for more information.

A team and a family in front of a completed house in Reynosa

Friends working together to build a house in Reynosa

Friends from the US and Mexico working together in Mexico

Christmas is Coming!

Every year, we host Christmas fiestas (parties) for the families in our communities. They are a time for us to gather with our brothers and sisters, eat tons of tamales, sing carols, pray, distribute meal packages to the families, give toys to the kids, and remember what the Christmas season is really about. It’s a wonderful time of fellowship and community, made possible by people like you!

Thank you to those who have already sent toys and funds for the fiestas! It’s not too late to support the fiestas by making a donation or to come down and participate! Email Colleen if you’d like to come to Mexico and help with the fiestas.

Young boys with their new soccer balls at a Christmas fiesta in Reynosa

Prayer Requests

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

  • Francisco, who graduated from the same Bible school as Carlos and has helped us out in Reynosa many times – a fire destroyed his family’s home this month, and his mother passed away. Pray for their family as they grieve and recover from this tragedy.
  • Our executive director David and his wife Nancy – Nancy’s father passed away this month. Pray for comfort and peace over her and their family.
  • Carlos, our pastor in Reynosa and Naranjito, is getting married next month! Pray for him and his fiancée Rebeca as they prepare to start a new chapter of their lives together.

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

A team harvesting radishes in the garden in Naranjito

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