Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Greg, Pepe & Gislaine's March 2014 Newsletter

GREETINGS FROM CALIFORNIA! I (Greg) have been back for a month now and have loved seeing as many people as possible during that time. Please read below to hear a bit more about what I am doing now, as well as more from Pepe & Gislaine in Chile as they continue to lead Fuego Urbano.

I have been in CA for a month now and it has been so fun to spend time with my family and friends who I have not seen much these past 3.5 years. As I mentioned before, I am looking for a position at some church doing Teaching/Preaching or College/Young Adult stuff, so if you know of any openings at your church (or if you have any contacts who might), would you please let me know? I will once again attach my Resume & 3 Letters of Recommendation to the email I sent out notifying everyone that I posted my newsletter. I will also be teaching at all three services (8 & 9:30am contemporary; 11am traditional) this Sunday Mar 30  at ‘Christ Presbyterian Church’ at 20112 Magnolia St., Huntington Beach, CA in case you want to come hear me and say hi.

Since I am now in the USA, Pepe & Gislaine will lead Fuego Urbano themselves. Our hope is that enough of our supporters will continue to support Fuego Urbano by supporting them (and their two boys) as they lead Fuego Urbano. Since I have raised support for all of us during these past 3.5 years, we are hoping that enough supporters will continue to support them, so they don’t need to go look for jobs. Would you please pray about that, and do whatever God seems to be leading you to do?


“We greet you with the peace of the Lord. We are the Eyzaguirre-Matos family: Jose (Chile), Gislaine (Brazil), and our sons Gabriel (8yrs) & Gean Philipe (2.5 yrs). A new season is beginning with our church Fuego Urbano, this year without our friend and brother Greg. We know we will have new challenges and victories, but we will remain firm, trusting in our God, and very thankful to Greg for his care and encouragement of our family. Our sons Gabriel & Gean are healthy and growing quickly. They just started their school year: Gabriel just turned 8 last Sunday and he is in a new school. He is doing well and we are praying that he can adapt and make new friends there. Gean is beginning to talk and the doctors gave us a tool so he can improve his pronunciation and do some vocal exercises. He is a happy kid and climbs all over everything so we can never take our eyes off him. (Here is Pepe & Gislaine)

We are very encouraged to continue the work of planting our church in La Serena, and grateful for what God is going to do. We want you to know we have already begun our ‘New Believers Bible Study’ at our house on Monday nights, where we talk about scripture and listen to questions in a comfortable and friendly environment; there are about 6 people coming to grow in their faith-foundations. As a church we started studying the foundations of “Gifts & Ministries” so that God can lead everyone in the church in discovering their own gifts and talents. As you know, we use sports as a bridge to connect to the community and our basketball team already began its training. There are about 15 young men between 16-24 that get together every Tue., Thurs., & Fri to practice, and at the end of every session we have a biblical reflection applied to life and sports. This year we got another court for our practices: it’s at a daycare in Las Compañías. We spoke to the directors and told them we are a team with Christian foundations and that we are willing to serve them with whatever they might need. The director was really happy and said it would be awesome if we could do some kind of work with their kids in the area of sports. This is a great opportunity to serve, to strengthen the Christian principles we have instilled in the guys on our team, and to share the love of Christ with this organization of about 150 little kids. This week we will also have our 2nd leader-training for “Children, Adolescents, Sports, and The Community,” which gathers leaders from various churches in the region. We have also continued with our monthly visits to the youth & adult jails of La Serena.

We want to thank you for your prayer & financial support during these 3.5 years. As Greg explained in last month’s Newsletter: we hope you will pray and decide if you will keep supporting us. If the answer is “No,” then we thank you from the bottom of our hearts for all the support you have given until now. If the answer is “Yes,” we thank you and will continue informing you monthly about how everything is advancing here. We also leave the invitation and the doors of our house open, in case you would like to come and see our work first-hand; and I want you to know that I am planning on visiting the USA in November and hope to personally meet our supporters then, which would be a great pleasure.

Please pray for: the strengthening of the faith of the New Believers; and that the Lord would keep reaching lives with the gospel. “I leave you with this charge: “Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go (Jos 1:9).””

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 help, prayers, and support over these years!
Greg Haugh, Jose, Gislaine, Gabriel, and Gean-Felipe Eyzaguirre

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