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Sunday, October 23, 2011

GREG'S OCTOBER 2011 NEWSLETTER: LA LLAMA, VOL 14


Blessings from Chile where summer is right around the corner and we’re busy getting ready for it! Please read below to get all the details of everything going on here, as there’s quite a bit to tell.

FIRST: Our website is finally up so go check it out at http://fuegourbano.org  and you’ll see lots  of info about Fuego Urbano and lots of photos and videos too. Click on the ‘Photos’ link for photos (https://picasaweb.google.com/105080357708029119224) , or our Facebook link to go to our Facebook group, or on the ‘You-Tube’ tab on the lower right side of the website to see our videos on You Tube (http://www.youtube.com/user/iglesiafuegourbano). The rest is in Spanish but you’ll get the idea.

SECOND: In our bible-study & leadership-development group ‘PROFUNDO’ we just finished our study on the Gospel of John and everyone received free New Testaments, thanks to a ministry partnership we have. We’re now starting the Gospel of Mathew and when everyone finishes that they’ll receive a free hard-cover bible. Please pray God would continue to draw young leaders of Fuego Urbano to Him through His word. None of the people from Fuego Urbano have bibles at home unless we’ve given them one, so this is a very important ministry and a way for us to not only get bibles in their hands but also to get them reading and discussing them. Here’s a picture with all the New Testaments:


THIRD: About 250 young people from the region gathered for ‘PRE-CIMA 2011’ which is a foretaste of a week-long conference called CIMA this January, and which will probably have about 700-800 young people from all over South America. Through our Sinergia ministry partners we were highly involved in the event. About 8 people from Fuego Urbano participated and Pepe & I were asked to co-teach on evangelism and then to lead separate workshops: Pepe with ‘sports evangelism’ and me with ‘skateboarding.’ During our teaching on evangelism we really wanted to challenge and knock down the stereotypical ideas everyone here has of ‘evangelism’ and give them a much deeper, richer, broader, life-encompassing, Jesus-centered vision of what it is and what it can be. Then during the workshops the idea was not only to teach the sport but to also show how to use it to introduce people to Jesus, and the reception was really positive. CIMA is this January and we’ll be teaching again. Below is a picture...

 
FOURTH: We’re already preparing all our summer community sports programs with the municipality, so please pray our plans go well. School gets out for summer in the first week or two of December so we’ll be launching our summer programs Dec 13th and expect to have pretty easily about 75-100 kids each day. We’ll also be launching community skateboard classes for the first time as well as receiving a team of 17 Brazilians from Dec 19th – Jan 7th, so please pray everything goes well and that they’ll able to impact the community during their stay. We’re not sure now if CPC will be sending a team down but please pray God would make that clear as well. These programs are our primary way of not only serving but reaching and evangelizing our community, and especially the young people in it who don’t know Jesus and never go to church, so please pray God would bring lots of people to Him through them!

FIFTH: Gislaine’s due-date for their new baby is Nov 23rd so please pray for a safe delivery, and that her, Pepe, and Gabriel all adjust well to a new member of the family!

SIXTH: I (Greg) found an apartment near the other house and am in the final stages of moving in. Thanks so much to all of you who have given financially and sacrificed in order to make this a reality, and to those of you who have committed to support us on a monthly basis in order to help us cover the new cost of another apartment and a new baby for Pepe & Gislaine. We’re so grateful to you all and none of this would be possible without your generosity and gifts!

LASTLY: As always there are 3 ways you may give financially to Fuego Urbano. For Automatic Monthly Online Donations you may sign up for amounts of $25, $50, $100, or $200 per month. Just go to the right side of my Blog (http://greghaugh.blogspot.com) where it says ‘Recurring Donation’ and adjust drop-down menu to the amount you’d like to give each month; then click ‘Subscribe’ and it will take you through the process. One-Time Online Donations are available as well: click the ‘Donate’ button on my Blog just below where it says ‘1-Time Donation’ and it will take you through the process. Or if you prefer Personal Checks you can make them out to ‘Fishers of Men Fellowship’ and mail them to: Fishers of Men Fellowship, PO Box 9284, Newport Beach, CA 92658.  And all donations are fully tax-deductible.

Thanks so much for all your prayers, love, and support!!
Greg Haugh & Jose, Gislaine, Gabriel, and (coming soon) Gean Felipe Eyzaguirre

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