Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Greg's May 2014 Newsletter

GREETINGS FROM CALIFORNIA: I hope this Newsletter finds you well and enjoying the summer weather we have had recently. I am still looking for a job but now I’m looking for any job in any industry, so that I can help start a new faith-community with some friends of mine. Please read below to learn more, and to find out what has been going on with Pepe & Gislaine and Fuego Urbano.

FIRST: I AM NOW LOOKING FOR A JOB IN ANY FIELD INSTEAD OF A “MINISTRY” POSITION. I am going to be teaming up with some close friends to start a new community of faith in the backyard of one of the couples involved. We are really excited about this but because there will be no paid staff (at least at the beginning), I will need to find a job to support myself. Therefore, I am now looking for ANY jobs in ANY sector or industry: profit, non-profit, action sports, education, civil, govt., etc. so if you know of anything or know people who might, could you please let me know? I have my BA in Spanish & Speech Communications from CSULB, my Masters of Divinity from Fuller Seminary; and I am fluent in Spanish so if there are any jobs needing bi-lingual candidates (in any field/industry but especially in the non-profit world), I would be extremely interested. Can you please pray for me as I enter into this new phase: that God would bring along the right job for me and that He would also guide the beginnings of this new community of faith (I will have more info about that in next month’s newsletter)? Could you also let me know if you have any contacts as far as jobs go?

“We send you greetings with the peace of the Lord: The winter is already arriving in our country and every day is a little colder. Unfortunately we haven’t had much rain and we need rain in our region. We tell you this so you can pray for the needs of our country, which has been affected by big fires and some big earthquakes that have left the whole country a bit uneasy.

We have shared in church about how important it is for us to be the salt & light (Mt 5:13-16) in the midst of all the needs that surround us; and this week a couple from our church (Mauricio & Kara) went to see their dentist, who is Columbian and has lived here in Chile with his wife for 7 years. He started a small clinic in the neighborhood where we gather, and they (Mauricio & Kara) realized that as foreigners he and his wife (the dentist) were very alone; so Mauricio & Kara invited them to surf and afterwards they were joined by some other Columbians who also work at the clinic. The biggest surprise came when they invited them to eat and the Columbians said that was the first time anyone had ever invited them to something like that since they had been in Chile. That was the first time anyone had invited them to their house to eat and they also had the opportunities to share their testimonies together. This past weekend we had an awesome afternoon of surfing and they were really open to the gospel. Glory to God! We will be using the 2 long-boards that were donated to Fuego Urbano so that we can connect with them through surfing…Please pray for Jesús, Alexander, & Felipe (the three on the right in the photo below, with Mauricio, Pepe, & Maykol on the left side). 

This week I was invited by the International Coalition of Sports Ministries to Uruguay, to train various churches and pastors from Uruguay’s capital on how to use sports to work with kids & youth. Here are some pictures from the time there…”

THIRD: THANKS TO THOSE WHO HAVE COMMITTED TO SUPPORTING PEPE & GISLAINE UNTIL NEXT FEBRUARY, 2015. Like we said last month, this will give him time to find a teaching position and be self-sustaining from then on. At that point we will discontinue all donations & giving.

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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