“The Mountains Will Move”

 

July 2 2016

July 2016 Newsletter

Buky & Theresa write:

A group of 27 came from Sutherlin Family Church in Oregon to serve with us the week before Easter. This church has been involved with our ministry for over twenty years. They donated our church’s pews and one couple on this spring’s team had been here when they put the roof on our church in 1995.

This year the team helped us dig and pour cement so that we can expand our sports area for the youth. They put on dramas at youth night and helped share the Gospel with 150 children at Migrant Camp Vergel through VBS. They also spent one day loving on the residents at the Buen Samaritano assisted living facility by doing crafts with them, playing balloon volleyball, and praying with them.

Sutherlin Family Church also donated a van to the ministry, which was an answer to prayer! The van has been very useful in picking up children for Kids’ Club, as well as for transporting our volunteers to different ministry sites around the San Quintín Valley.

Cris McCoy April 2016 Newsletter

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April 2016 Newsletter

San Felipe – In early March, I was afforded the honor of joining a team of 19 Americans from California and 19 Mexicans from Tijuana who traveled together to San Felipe to offer health fairs in two different communities. (San Felipe is located on the Sea of Cortez side of Baja about 5 hours south of the border.) In each location we partnered with several churches already existing there to bring free medical and spiritual care to the poor. We offered all levels of dental care (including one surgery), doctor consults, medicine, foot care, haircuts, reading glasses, blood pressure and sugar level checks. All these services gave us an opportunity to offer spiritual care through sharing the gospel and praying for both adults and children in a variety of venues. Between both days there were 111 adults receiving Jesus for the first time. We are praying for the pastors and their churches as they follow up with these new believers.

 

 

“The Mountains Will Move”

March 2016

Francisco

The Potential of Film Ministry

Last summer, we went back to migrant camp Camp Vergel weekly to show Christian films, pray for people, and give out Bibles. One night at film, Buky was approached by a man named Andrés who had once been a disciple of Buky’s father, Rafael. Andrés was a migrant farm worker from Oaxaca who had come to know the Lord many years ago through film ministry at Camp Pulgas (“Camp of the Fleas”). After he came to know the Lord, he was sad that he had to go back to Oaxaca, but Rafael told him that he shouldn’t be sad because he was going to go back to preach the Gospel. One night, Andrés came to Rafael and insisted on being baptized before he left for Oaxaca the next day. So, Rafael went out to the beach that night to baptize him.
When Andrés arrived in Oaxaca, he began to share the Gospel with his family and then, over time, he shared with people in his community. Andrés came back to Baja later and testified of how he had received death threats for preaching the Gospel. Despite these threats, Andrés persevered, and now there is a church in his community.
Some nights at film ministry can be discouraging when we don’t see anyone go forward to receive prayer, but hearing the testimony of Andrés encourages us to continue because we never know when we will have another person like Andrés come to film ministry that God will use to bring change to his community.

Dr. Miller, November 2015

Dentist Dr. Miller joined us in early November for his 14th trip to La Esperanza. He was accompanied by assistants Alia Lynn and Amanda Krajsa. Dentist Dra. Bonnie Barajas with Mexican Medical also joined the team. Dave and Lynne Johnson brought the mobile dental unit and Amy Fuller kept the team fed.

We saw 82 total patients in Camp Vergel, Paseo de San Quintín, and at the clinic. Dr. Miller fixed a woman’s front teeth. She never used to smile because she was self-conscious, but she was all smiles after she saw her new teeth in the mirror. An older indigenous woman, Paula, mother of ten, came through and was missing some of her teeth in front. She had a dark spot on one of her remaining front teeth, and she was so grateful to have the spot polished away. It was a simple procedure, but it brought her so much joy.

Andrea, who comes to our Saturday Bible Club, had heard that we had dentists coming, so she told her grandfather to take her to the clinic so we could look at her tooth. She came late in the day and our schedule was full, but I didn’t have the heart to turn her away. She came back later and we were able to fit her in. The tooth had to come out. I held her hand while she received her injections. She was so brave and still happy afterwards, giving Dr. Miller a hug.

At one point, we realized her grandfather was no longer waiting in the truck. He had gone into our church for service. Apparently, this man had been the assistant pastor to Buky’s father, Rafael, many years ago, but problems came up in his life and he left the church. So, it was so sweet to see this man attend church for the first time in a long time because of his granddaughter’s persistence to see the dentist.

While the dentists were working during the week, Maurilio and his wife Refugio were spending time in evangelism with the patients. Twelve patients received Christ that week and 3 rededicated their lives. Buky and Cris spent time ministering to the kids at each location with a Bible story and craft.