Wrapping Up House Construction
This month, we hosted our final mission work group of the year and finished up house construction for 2021 with two additional houses funded by churches who couldn’t make the trip to Mexico. In total, we were able to build 17 houses in Reynosa and one house in Miguel Alemán this year! We are thrilled to have increased that number from 2020 and are looking forward to building even more for families in need in 2022.
If you would like to bring a team to build one of those houses in 2022, we would love to have you! Our schedule is filling up quickly, but there are still several weeks open throughout the year. Take a look at our schedule, and email Colleen if you are interested in booking a week!
Sharing Blessings with Kids
Our church in Miguel Alemán has a mission outside of town called Guardados de Arriba, a rural area where it’s difficult for people to make it to church and other programs. One of their activities that they had put on pause during the pandemic is a Saturday morning gathering for kids, where they have a meal, do a craft together, and learn about the Bible, and this month, they were able to restart that activity! They have also been delivering food door-to-door for the kids. Your support helps make activities like this possible!
Opportunities to Give
We know many of you are looking for ways to support families in need as we enter the holiday season, and Faith Ministry has several ways that you can give back:
Our Christmas “fiestas” this year will be similar to last year – smaller celebrations for the kids in addition to door-to-door delivery of toys and grocery packages, and we will also be having a staff fiesta. They will be held December 16-18, and we would love for you to come and participate! If you can’t come, we ask you to consider donating to help make the fiestas happen or sending soccer balls for the kids. Visit our website for all the information you need, and get in touch with Colleen if you would like to visit!
Through our Alternative Giving Program, you can honor your family and friends with a special gift by providing gifts for those in need in their name. You can shop on our website to find a meaningful and unforgettable gift for your friend or family member. You pick the gift and pay by credit card or check, you pick the date you want them to receive a card via email (or snail mail!), and together you’ll make a difference. Click here to shop now!
Each of you has helped Faith Ministry and families here in Mexico get through the challenges and obstacles of the pandemic and have been a light in the darkness of difficult times. We cannot thank you enough, and we humbly ask you to consider Faith Ministry in your end-of-year giving this year. We want to enter 2022 strong and keep making a difference, one at a time, and we need your help to do that.
To donate online for 2021, 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 2021 giving.
We appreciate your generosity, your friendship, and your love!
If you select Faith Ministry as your preferred charitable organization with AmazonSmile, they will donate 0.5% of your purchase back to us! Just go to smile.amazon.com; when it prompts you to choose a charity, search for “Faith Ministry Ministerio de Fe.” And that’s it! If you want to go the extra mile, you can download a browser plugin that will automatically make sure you use Amazon Smile every time you shop on Amazon in the future (download the Chrome plugin here and the Firefox plugin here).
We believe in the power of prayer, so please join us in praying for:
- Pastor Benito from Miguel Alemán and his family, who are spending some time in Ciudad Victoria; pray for their safe travels.
- Continued peace and safety in Reynosa and Miguel Alemán and for our staff and the families that live there
- The health of our staff, volunteers, Board of Directors, and friends around the world
“Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.”
We have so much to be thankful for this year! 2021 has been full of blessings and obstacles, but throughout all of the ups and downs, God has been faithful.
Among the many things we give thanks for this year, all of us here at Faith Ministry are thankful for each of you who love and support us. Thank you for your friendship; it means the world to us!
Check out what our staff in Mexico and Texas are giving thanks for this year:
Thank you for everything you do to support Faith Ministry! We appreciate your donations, your prayers, and your dedication to the ministry.