September News: Dedicating the community center and putting on a concert!

September 30, 2018|News|

Dedicating the Community Center

On December 8, 2004, the mayor of Miguel Alemán donated a piece of land to Faith Ministry. On September 28, 2018, we dedicated the new community center on that land! Over the past 14 years, there have been struggles, obstacles and challenges, but we had hope and faith that God would continue to provide.

We were honored to have our Board of Directors in town to join us in dedicating the community center, as well as our local staff, their families and members of the church. We are especially grateful to our construction supervisor Luz; without his knowledge, skills, creativity and drive, this project would not have been possible.

And we of course thank all of you who have contributed financially and prayed for this center; we are lucky to have people like you as part of this ministry’s family! We hope and pray that this center is a place that the community can enter and feel the love of God, and we cannot wait to open it to the public and begin our activities!

Watch this video to see the 14 year journey of the community center

The Board of Directors in front of the new community center

Praying over the new community center

The walls of the community center being built in February 2016

The walls of the community center being built in February 2016

The community center complete in September 2018

The community center complete in September 2018!

The Board of Directors in the community center in March 2016

The Board of Directors in the community center in March 2016

The Board of Directors in front of that same wall in September 2018

A Concert to Bring People Together

This month, we hosted our first ever joint music concert with friends from the US and Mexico and performances by the kids in our children’s music program! It was organized with the support of the Malvern School of Music in Pennsylvania, and the community loved it. The musicians from both sides of the border performed songs in Spanish and English, and three brave children from the music program took turns performing with the band. It was a wonderful time!

Check out the live stream of the full concert

The band performing a joint concert this month in Reynosa

A music program student performing with the band

The band after the concert with David and his family

Visiting Friends in Louisiana

David traveled this month to see our friends at New Covenant Presbyterian in Mandeville, LA, where he shared about the work we’re doing on the border, visited with old friends and met new ones. Thank you to all who made his visit special!

David sharing about the work Faith Ministry is doing with friends at New Covenant Presbyterian
David sharing about the work Faith Ministry is doing with friends at New Covenant Presbyterian

David with friends from New Covenant during his visit in Louisiana

Prayer Requests

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

  • Our founder Deantin continues to struggle with his health and was in and out of the hospital this month. He and his wife Lidia are in need of prayers for strength, healing and peace.
  • Ezequiel, our retired foreman, and his wife Petra still need our prayers. As Petra recovers from a stroke several months ago, Ezequiel is her sole caretaker and struggles with his own health. Pray for their strength and healing.
  • Dora, our caretaker in Reynosa, came back to work this month, while continuing physical therapy and doctor visits for her wrist. Pray that she continues to heal; we are glad to have her back!
  • All who were in the path of Hurricane Florence this month. We have many friends who were affected, people who support this ministry year after year, and our prayers are with them as they recover.

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

On the Blog

Written by Kelly, who met her husband in Reynosa in 1992:

“My son George spent this past summer working for Faith Ministry, the third generation of Hutchinsons working in Reynosa with our Mexican brothers and sisters. Faith Ministry continues to change lives every day, one person at a time. That’s a lot of starfish that have been thrown back in the water!”

Read Kelly’s Reflection

On the left Kelly and her husband Hank in Reynosa in 1995 and on the right their son George in Reynosa in 2018

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