Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Greg's June 2012 Newsletter: La Llama
I hope you’re all enjoying summer up in the Northern Hemisphere! Winter down here has been pretty nice and sunny so far but I’m looking forward to being back in
in about 4 weeks and
getting some real warm weather! I hope to see you all while I’m there, so
please read below to find out about what’s been going on here and about my
coming trip home July 20th-Sep 10th or so. California
FIRST: I’ll be home from July 20th until early/mid September and can’t wait to see as many of you as I can!! My goal will be to see and share with as many of our Fuego Urbano family, friends, and supporters as I can about all God is doing through Fuego Ubano, as well as with any people, churches, groups, organizations, or ministries who are new to Fuego Urbano and would like to know more about us, so if you know of any then please let me know so we can try to set something up. And if you’d like to meet individually to catch up or hear more on a more personal level, then just email me firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll schedule it. I’ll be hosting a couple larger sharing events like last summer and let you know about the dates once I have them, but until now nothing is set. That also reminds me: my travel expenses for this trip home will be around $1,800 which we currently don’t have, so if you would like to pray about helping me cover that cost, that would be a HUGE blessing too (see giving instructions below).
SECOND: God has been doing amazing things in the Surfers Bible Study in my apartment! It’s been awesome to see how God has opened the hearts and minds of so many of the surfers here recently. We’ve been meeting now for about 6 weeks with some of the best and most influential surfers around, who also happen to be super hungry and motivated to know God. In fact, one of the most motivated of all also happens to be among the top 2-3 surfers in
for his age! Anyway, the
group already has all kinds of ideas about planning surf competitions for the
local surfers where we share about Jesus and invite them to Fuego Urbano, as
well as wanting to do some surf-trips where we surf but also use it as a
spiritual retreat. Love it!! Please pray God continues to nurture the faith of
these surfers and call all the surfers of La Serena to come to know Him! Here
are couple recent pictures: Chile
THIRD: Gislaine started a women’s prayer and bible-study group at their house because God keeps bringing us all these people from the downtown and beach areas of La Serena; so even though we won’t launch our services in the hotel until January, we’re using this time to develop leaders among the surfers, women, and the group in Las Compañías, so that we’re all ready to launch big in January.
FOURTH: The new skate-park on the beach is done and simply awaiting it’s official opening. It should clear all the legalities and open in the next week or two, and will be a huge focal point for all the skaters of La Serena who live closer to the downtown and beach areas. Once it opens we’ll be skating there lots to mark a presence with the skaters, share with them, and eventually invite them to the Fuego Urbano services we’re going to launch in the hotel in January. Please pray for us and them!
FIFTH: I was recently asked to write and contribute to the Christian discipleship website ‘Trochia,’ which seeks to encourage & equip followers of Jesus Christ. My writings post a few times per month and there are other contributors too, so check out the website at: http://www.trochia.org/ and the Trochia Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/Trochia to get encouraged in your faith.
FINALLY: 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.
Thank so much for all your prayers and support, and I look forward to seeing you soon!
Greg Haugh & Jose, Gislaine, Gabriel, and Gean-Felipe Eyzaguirre