Wednesday, October 23, 2013
! It was great to be home
this summer and see so many of you but there were also many I was not able to
see, so please know I wish you all the best wherever this finds you. I got back
to Chile on Sep 19th and it already seems like a million things have
happened since then, so let me show and tell you all a bit of what God has been
doing lately. Chile
FIRST: Though limited some by the size of the room we gather in on Sundays, we have a full ministry schedule and lots of weekly gatherings and people involved. Here is how are weekly schedule is breaking down now: Mon nights is New Believers Bible-Study; Tues is Men’s Group; Wed is a Dating/Relationships Group; Thurs is Surfers Bible Study; Friday is Women’s Group; Sunday is our Fuego Urbano gathering at 11am, followed immediately by our kids ministry Fuegitos. It has been cool to see God move lately in the people because all these groups were started in response to the expressed desire of the people themselves. God has been doing some really cool life-transformation through them: for example the family of Rut & Eduardo. Rut was invited by a friend to the Women’s Group and then she started coming on Sundays; she eventually invited her husband Eduardo who came and loved it so they started coming together and then inviting their kids who are all teens or early 20-somethings; now the whole family is coming and super hungry and on fire to know God more. They are all being transformed by what God is doing in them and it has been awesome to see. I don’t have a picture of them all but I do have the photo below from our first Men’s Group gathering, and Eduardo is the 3rd one in on the left. Please pray God will continue to work in their lives and in all these weekly gatherings, so that more and more people draw near to Him.
SECOND: One of our cars has had some problems so we’ve been with only 1 car for the past 2 weeks. We are hoping to get it back in the next few days but still aren’t sure and also don’t know how much it will cost in the end; and with only one care we have been fairly limited in what we can do but God has been faithful in that too. Please pray God will give the mechanic wisdom to figure out what is wrong, and also that the mechanic is honest and doesn’t lie or charge us more then he should. Thanks!
THIRD: I have been surfing lots with people from the Surfers Bible-Study. Even though I don’t have a car, Gustavo (one of the guys we baptized just before I left for CA) has been picking me up almost every day to surf with him and whoever else we know who can on any given day. Gustavo is so stoked and passionate about surfing that he actually fires me up, and after only 1 year surfing he’s already dropping in on solid 6ft waves. Here’s a picture from ‘Caleta de Hornos’ from left to right: Matt from CA who just visited; Eduardo; me; Gustavo. Please pray God continues to open up the hearts and minds of the surfers here as I develop relationships with them through surfing.
FOURTH: Please pray for Pepe as he will be co-leading & organizing an ‘International Sports Coalition’ training event, focusing on how to use sports to reach and serve our local communities around the world. They are expecting about 50 people from
Latin America and around the world, and
it lasts 10 days so it is quite long and intense. Pepe is in charge of the
logistics so please pray God gives him strength and that God would move in
those who come so they can go back to their own communities and put what they
learn into practice.
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.
Thanks so much for all your prayers and support!
Greg Haugh & Jose, Gislaine, Gabriel, and Gean-Felipe Eyzaguirre