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Merry Christmas and Happy New Years from Chile!! Writing monthly newsletters are like writing sermons: for me, the key is not trying to find something to say but figuring out what not to say, because I always have million things I want to say but only a few things I have time or space to say. Newsletters are like that…and this one more than most because it’s the end of the year; but please read on and look at the pictures at my feeble attempt to capture all God is doing among us.
FIRST: Our Summer Community Sports Programs launched Dec 13th and will go until the end of Feb. We have more programs planned then last summer and the city has once again asked us to basically run as many community programs, classes, and workshops as we can; and as always they allow us to share the gospel and invite all who participate in these programs to Fuego Urbano, because we run them at no charge to the city or to the community. They are a free gift of service to the community from Fuego Urbano, and our attempt to show them a picture of God’s love and grace in action. They are also our primary way of not only serving the community but evangelizing it, so please pray God will bless our efforts and bring loads and of people to Him through them. We’ll be offering basketball, futsal, soccer, sand-volleyball, skateboarding, music/guitar, singing, dance, and drama classes at different times, so it’ll be a busy but exciting summer for sure!
SECOND: We’ve just received a mission team of 12 Brazilians who are serving in our sports, dance, and music classes until Jan 7th. The team was organized by a couple long-time Brazilian friends of Pepe from when they lived in Brazil as missionaries developing sports-evangelism programs there, so they’re well-prepared and already a huge blessing. Another team from a YWAM base in LA will be coming from late-January to mid-February, and they’ll be helping as well to serve in our sports, dance, and skateboarding ministries. We couldn’t do this without the help from teams like these and all who pray for them, encourage them, and give to them, so thanks so much from us! Here are a couple pictures from the Brazilians first few days with us this week in our sports and dance workshops:
The Brazilian mission-team leader Roberto giving reflection after basketball
Brazilian mission team leading dance workshops
THIRD: Gean Felipe and Gislaine are doing great and they’re all adjusting to a new member of the family, but all in all they are strong and healthy.
FOURTH: After 5 months my fractured wrist is (finally) almost all-better. I fractured my right wrist back in July while skating in the skate-park here and have not been able to skate or surf since. I should be ok to start next week but please pray for God’s protection as it’s not fully healed.
Fifth: We now have a real need, as well as an unexpected opportunity, to buy a second vehicle. Because Pepe & Gislaine are now living with their family and I am now living with Guillerme in a nearby apartment, it is extremely difficult for us to take care of all our personal as well as ministry needs with just one vehicle. We’re constantly dropping it off and picking it up as we need it, and it really limits what we can do as far as ministry goes because it makes it really hard for us to be in more than one place at a time. With 2 vehicles we could accomplish much more and focus on our unique areas of ministry, instead of having to always be at one place at the same time, because we only have one car. I bring this up because we have a friend whose father in-law is selling the same vehicle we have now for a really good price, and to buy it we would need to come up with about $1500-$2000 more. So if you would like to help towards that then that would be a huge blessing and open up even more doors for ministry for us!
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, CA92658. And all donations are fully tax-deductible.
Thanks so much for all your prayers, love, and support during 2011 and I wish you and yours the absolute best in 2012!
Greg Haugh & Jose, Gislaine, Gabriel, and Gean-Felipe Eyzaguirre