Thursday, November 24, 2011


Happy Thanksgiving from Chile and blessings to you all this Thanksgiving and holiday season! Being in Chile, I haven’t even thought about Thanksgiving until sitting down to write this letter, but I quickly realize just how thankful and grateful I am for each of you and the various roles you play in my life and ministry; and for the roles you all play in the family of Pepe & Gislaine and our vision and calling with Fuego Urbano here in Chile. From friends to family, prayer-warriors to financial supporters, you all make what we are doing in Chile possible and we want you to know how grateful we are for you all. I also hope that during this holiday season we all might be able to reflect not on what we don’t have, but on the blessings and gifts God has given us this past year, even if many of those things have come in the midst of very difficult circumstances. When we take time to think and reflect on God’s goodness and provision of the things we do have, we realize how fortunate we are and how grateful we should be. So from the bottom of our hearts, thank you all so very much.

FIRST: Gean Felipe Eyzaguirre was born on Thursday, Nov 18th and everyone is doing great. It was a very difficult pregnancy for Gislaine so she’s relieved it’s now over and that Gean Felipe has arrived. Pepe and Gabriel are also excited, and Gabriel is ecstatic about having a brother now. Gabriel actually took some of his old toys to the hospital to give to Gean Felipe as a welcome-present the first time he saw him, as you can see below in these pictures from about 2 hours after the birth.
Pepe holding Gean Felipe while Gabriel gives him a kiss 
Gabriel giving Gean Felipe some of his old toys as a welcome present
Gabriel, Gislaine, Pepe, Gean Felipe
Pepe and Gislaine want to especially thank all of you who asked about them and prayed for them during this pregnancy, as well as those who gave financially to help them cover the special costs of the pregnancy and birth. All together the costs add up to around $1,000-$1,200 which sounds inexpensive when compared to USA costs but is rather expensive when you’re in a ‘developing’ nation like Chile. And thanks so much to all of you who have committed to give monthly so we can cover the increasing costs of this new member of the Eyzaguirre family.

SECOND: Our summer is going to be packed with awesome stuff but please pray God moves and draws people to Him through everything we’ll be doing. Our Community Summer Sports Programs begin Dec 13th and we expect to have fairly easily about 80-100 people participating each day with us, which could very easily reach around 100-130 daily. That would be roughly twice as many people as last summer’s programs so we’ll have our work cut out for us, and we ask for your prayers that God would give us wisdom, discernment, energy, and that He would draw people to Himself through these programs. And these numbers don’t take into account the skaters and the skate ministry we’re constantly developing, and the upcoming surf ministry and outreach we hope to launch this summer. So there's lots happening!

It would be impossible to do all this on our own but we will have help this summer from at least 2 missions teams, and possibly a third. One will come from Dec 19th – Jan 6th from Brazil, the second from roughly Jan 23rd - Feb 14th from a YWAM base in Los Angeles, and the potential third team would come during the last week of February from St. Andrews Presbyterian Church in Newport Beach, which is probable but not 100% as of yet. Because the 2nd and 3rd teams will be coming from the Los Angeles area, it will be rather easy to send stuff down with them as long as we don’t over-load them. For example, there are things like soft-top surfboards (7ft-8ft) which they could bring down if any of you were able and willing to buy or donate one, which we could then use to launch our surf ministry here. So if you’d be interested in doing that, please let me know and I can let you know where to purchase them and how to look for them. Other things we could use would be skateboard equipment and wetsuits, all which could be brought down with those teams and put into service in our ministries and programs. If you would like to give or have any questions regarding that, please contact me and I can give you advice and directions on what to do. And if you have lightly-used equipment you’d like to donate we would love to receive those donations as well. If you have any doubts or concerns, please feel free to contact me and ask and I’ll help you out as best as I can.

THIRD: We continue to develop our website so go check it out at  if you haven’t. There is lots of info about Fuego Urbano and lots of photos and videos too. Click on the ‘Photos’ link for photos, on our Facebook link to go to our Facebook group, or on the ‘Videos’ link to see our videos on You Tube. Its all in Spanish but you’ll get the idea of what’s going on.

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 ( 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 the newly-born Gean Felipe Eyzaguirre