Thursday, November 21, 2013

Greg's November 2013 Newsletter

Happy Thanksgiving!! There is no Thanksgiving in Chile so right after Halloween and ‘All-Saints Day’ on Nov 1st, all the malls and stores put out their Christmas decorations in full-force. While I still find it hard to skip from Halloween to Christmas, I hope that as we approach Thanksgiving in the USA and Christmas all over the world, we can take the time to be thankful and remember that this season should not be defined by money, capital-gains, or profits, but rather by our gratitude to God for everything He has done and given to us. I also hope you are able to take some time to reflect on the single greatest gift God has ever given us: his Son Jesus, and that you would be staggered by the weight of His love for us all.

FIRST: Pepe was part of the team who hosted a 10-day International Sports Coalition conference this November, where they taught and trained people from all over the world on how to use sports to reach, serve, and share the gospel with their own local communities. There were about 45 students from 7 or 8 countries, and it was quite an undertaking for Pepe and the group he worked with to host the event. All in all it went really well and everyone was excited to return to their own countries, communities, and churches to put into practice what they learned. Please pray that God would open doors for the people returning home and give them strategies to reach and impact their own local communities. Here are 2 pictures from the event: in the 1st Pepe is on the far-left with some of the students; in the 2nd Pepe is on the far left with some of the graduation students of the Ubabalo program.

SECOND: I have been without a car for about 5-6 weeks now and it has been a real bummer. We had to take Pepe & Gislaine’s car to 3 different mechanics, and supposedly the guy who has it now can fix it, but at this point I won’t believe it until I see it. Since Pepe & Gislaine have 2 young boys and Gislaine’s mom staying with them for a few months, I let them have my car to use because I don’t want them to be without transportation in case they have family needs, situations, or emergencies that come up. As a result, I have not been able to get around much these past 5 weeks and have lost quite a bit of face-to-face contact and interaction with all the surfers and skaters I constantly surf, skate, hang out, and share with. The surfing and skating parts of our ministries are very car-dependent in order to get to the beach and the skate spots, so not having one has been a real bummer. Please pray that the mechanic who has it now can fix it and that it doesn’t cost too much.

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 ( 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