The Jungle Book (They’ve never heard!)

Team from Calvary Trujillo worshipping in the jungle!

Can we reach Unreached tribes with the gospel? It is difficult to know the exact number, but there are 11 or more tribes in the jungles of Peru that are considered Unreached. This means they have little to no access to hear the good news of Jesus, read the Bible, or go to church. Family in Christ, it is an honor for us to partner together with works that will (God-willing) reach these people with the Gospel! 

Paul!

I’d like to introduce you to my new friend Paul. Paul is from New York and in January of this year, was called by God to move to Pucallpa, Peru. There, he spent the next 5 months in this jungle city helping the churches in that area. He is currently interning with me at Calvary Trujillo. I will be accompanying Paul as he makes a return visit to Pucallpa for a youth conference. We are going to represent and invite young people to come be trained up in the word of God at the Calvary Bible Institute (CBI). This trip is September 21-26, please pray for it!

Paul giving a Bible study in Pucallpa

Shortly after this, Paul, myself, and a team of others will be taking another trip to the jungle! Moyobamba is a city in the jungle where Calvary Trujillo hopes to plant a church and Bible college. Moyobamba is near places that desperately need good Bible teaching, such as a community called San Rafael.

Pastor Cory with Pastor Alfredo

San Rafael is led by a man named Alfredo, a pastor who has been called to teach his people the word of God. He is even translating the Bible into their language (Auntz), the best Jungle Book that could be! Through him, there is an open door to partner in the gospel. Calvary Trujillo sent a team a few months ago to Moyobamba and San Rafael. We will be going again on October 2-8 to encourage brothers like Alfredo and preach the gospel.

Team from Calvary Trujillo in Moyobamba during the summer.
Andrew!

This is Andrew. He is from Colorado and has been a missionary in Trujillo for over three years. I met him last year in Mexico and it has been a joy to grow closer to him and do ministry together in Peru. He is leading our Moyobamba trip and is praying about leading the church plant there one day! Would you partner in prayer with me for this work that can one day reach the deepest parts of the Jungle where the gospel has yet to go?

For His Eternal Kingdom,

Adam Fulmizi

Prayer Requests

  • Pucallpa trip September 21-26 
    • Safe travels
    • Paul’s teaching at the youth conference on David and Goliath 
    • That we would represent the CBI well 
  • Moyobamba trip October 2-8 
    • Safe travels 
    • Team unity 
    • Andrew and others considering planting a church 
    • Pastor Alfredo’s translation of the Bible into the AUNTZ language 

I am looking to build a team of monthly financial supporters for Peru and beyond! Would you consider becoming a monthly partner with me in the gospel? You can give through the link below. Thank you for your Co-labor in Christ!

Have you been Cleansed?

Hello everyone,
Another great month of serving the lord has passed. I am currently housecleaning, working in the office, assisting Nick Ramos in evangelism, outreaches, and events, and maintaining the church. I help with the kitchen and assist in different ministries. My housecleaning business has been going well. I am building my clientele and learning to clean more efficiently. I enjoy cleaning, and it gives me the opportunity to pray and continue to grow in service. Please pray that I will have the opportunity to share the Gospel with people and be diligent in the work to represent Christ well.

“Return to your home, and declare how much God has done for you.” And he went away, proclaiming throughout the whole city how much Jesus had done for him”

Luke 8:39

This upcoming month I will be going home to Bradley, California, to be with my family and work alongside my dad in the plumbing business. I hope to serve the Church of my hometown in Lockwood, CA. I will return to Yorba Linda on October 1st. This verse was about a demon-possessed man told to return home and be a witness of Jesus. This verse spoke to me since I will be returning home and given an opportunity to share with family all that God has done.

This upcoming year I will be doing another year of the internship and continue serving Calvary Chapel, Saving Grace.

I am in the season of praying for the unreached and global missions. I am called to go, and eventually, the Lord will send me, but for now, I will continue in the internship, grow in God’s word and serve to reach the community I am in. I am still fired up for Jesus. He has saved me from so much bondage, and God has been answering prayers beyond my understanding! 

My niece Eislee and I

Please connect with me if you would like to hear more about the ministry and the work that God is doing. I am very interested in hearing how you all are and how I can pray for you. Also, pray as I hope to go to India and Israel next year in 2023.

Cleaning Tip:

I learned along the way: Vinegar is an amazing cleaning solution: Just add soap, water, and some tea tree oil, and you have your own all-purpose cleaner. You can use vinegar and water to clean your mirrors. This is not harmful to your health and is cost-effective.

“And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people” – Ephesians 6:18

Praise Reports:
My Brother in Christ’s mother is doing well to recover from surgery
A few of my sisters in Christ are getting married

Pray Requests:
My finances and visa for India and Israel
A safe trip with my parents as I return home
This upcoming year to be fruitful for the Kingdom

In Christ,

Toria

Interpreting a Dream! (And More of God’s Moving in Peru)

Adam Fulmizi, Peru Fall 2022 Update 1

Men of CBI Peru

“She was screaming out in demonic voices.” Marlin in, a sister who comes to the English home group through Calvary Trujillo, told us about a dream she had recently. “In the dream, I had lost my son,” she said, speaking about the 4 or 5-year-old she raises as a single mother. “And as I found Him, I saw this lady with demonic voices screaming out.” Marlin had already explained that in the dream, she had seen a multitude of many children bowing down to a statue of a child with no eyes.

With people from the English group (Marlini is on the very right)

Every Tuesday, our English home group/bible study meets to discuss the message from the former Sunday. The passage we studied was Romans 12, and we discussed ways that we might be tempted to conform to the world. This is when Marlin shared about the influences around us, such as social media, TV, and phones explaining how her son is susceptible to these as well. As she was sharing about her dream, I was prompted by the Spirit with scriptural ideas to tell Marlin how she needs to protect her son as he is growing up with the enemy saying in many voices to live a certain way.

“Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.”

ROMANS 12:2A

Now, this had never happened to me before. I’ve never been used to interpreting a dream. Although this was a very simple idea that our sister had to hear (be more saturated in the word of God with your family), it brings up an important truth about dreams today. Dreams or visions will never contradict what God has said in His word. If you have a dream telling you to worship a Lord other than Jesus, write new scripture, or murder someone, guess what? It’s not from Jesus.

CBI Peru Fall 2022 students, interns, and staff

The English group is one of many things the church at Calvary Trujillo is doing to reach and train others with the word of God. It’s a blessing to watch what God is doing here as an intern at the church and the Calvary Bible Institute (CBI). At the institute, there are students from all over South America, Mexico, and the States here to grow in the world of God! It’s been a joy to meet and grow closer each day to everyone at the bible institute campus.

With some guys right before Church Planting Class

Another way Calvary Trujillo is training the saints with the word is through the church planting class that meets every Monday night: I get to be a student in this class that has people from the bible institute and members from the church. We practice giving a 15-minute massage and receive teachings from Pastor Cory (the lead pastor of Calvary Trujillo, whom you can read more about in the last update), or a visiting pastor. This is a wonderful opportunity for me to keep growing in bible and ministry knowledge. Calvary Trujillo, God willing, will send out their FIRST church plant in November during a missions conference! Please pray for Angel and Yeni, the couple preparing to start that church.

Praying before sharing the Gospel!

Christians can’t be trained up in the word of God until they get saved, meaning that we have to keep preaching the Gospel! Along with helping in the kitchen, worship ministry, and being in classes, I also get to be a part of our weekly evangelism group. Right as we started sharing at the plaza (pictured above), there was a giant group of thirty-some people from a cult called “Mother God” that showed up. They were there to share the doctrines of demons as we were sharing the light with others. Whether it that Mormonism or Catholicism, there are plenty of religions and cults here in Peru without true saving faith in Jesus. Please pray that God would use humble ministries like Calvary Peru to share the truth and love of Christ. Both in the country and all of South America!

Fellowshipping at church

I have much more I could share about culture shock, movings of God, and testimonies from the saints here, but I hope this gives you a good picture of what our Lord is doing in Peru. I am so honored and thankful to be your window into how God is moving in South America. I pray you are blessed with these stories. All that God is doing through us is your spiritual fruit! Thank you!
For His Eternal Kingdom,
Adam Fulmizi

To stay updated about monthly prayer meetings and receive direct updates/prayer requests from me, text “@senders16” to “81010.”

Praise Reports/ Prayer Requests

  • Praise Reports
    • Safe arrival to Peru!
    • The amazing work God has started through Calvary Trujillo
    • The biblical encouragements/examples from the pastors and family in Christ here
  • Prayer Requests
    • For Marlini to be encouraged and stay strong in the word of God
    • For Angel and Yeni preparing to plant a Church
    • Open hands and hearts to the staff and students of CBI Peru
    • Upcoming trips to other places in Peru (end of September/beginning of October): safe travels, provision, and open hearts.
    • Patience and knowledge in language and cultural learning

I am looking to build a team of monthly financial supporters for Peru and beyond! Would you consider becoming a monthly partner with me in the gospel? You can give it through the link below. Thank you for your Co-labor in Christ!

Giving a morning devo for the students at CBI Peru
Giving a morning devo for the students at CBI Peru

Re-entering the world wide web!

It’s been a minute since we posted online! Security issues, technical issues, and inexcusable excuses have kept us at bay from sharing publicly. We’ve made our way around the US giving personal updates, but we know there are many of you who were still left in the dark. We apologize for the long absence. We look forward to reconnecting and updating you all on a more regular basis. Here is the latest on our happenings this past year!

Our little superheroes

2022… Have you ever thought you were standing on solid ground, only to have the carpet pulled out from under you? That’s how we felt in February when we returned home. We came to the US and made huge headway regarding using the property for our ministry. Meetings were had, relationships solidified, and communication and understanding pushed us forward. We felt like we had reached the top of a mountain after a long uphill battle. We returned home ready and excited to move forward until that “mountain” crumbled, and we were left farther back than where we started.

The past five months have been a slow process of communicating, waiting, moving lives and living accommodations, more waiting, more communicating, and finally/occasionally taking small steps forward. The Lord is really stretching us and increasing our faith in this season. We are willing and available for whatever the Lord desires of us. If we are to leave that campus, We Trust Him. If we are to stay, We Trust Him. Both options are difficult, but the Lord never called us to “easy.” We have been on the rented property for 5 years since this July. It has been harder than we ever imagined since the first day we arrived. Rarely has it gotten easier, but we have grown a lot in endurance and faith. The Lord has been faithful and has done mighty and powerful things through the lives of students who have passed through. Churches have been (and continue to be) planted by many of those men; Pastors have been equipped, and brothers have been raised up and called to ministry. Even some women have been equipped and started bible studies in their villages. We believe that the Lord has greater work still to be done. We want to be part of it. So we trust in His time and wait for doors to be opened that no man can shut!

Chili Pepper Harvesting

The waiting process has not made us idle but rather has opened doors to new opportunities that have been longed for and needed.As building plans and welcoming students were put back on hold, I had the opportunity to visit some of our fellow workers.There is so much I could write, but to be brief and highlight: I met with staff and interns in our southern region to encourage and exhort them; met students; shared the Word in the Sunday service; visited families of our staff. We live in a very relational culture, so meeting families, being available, and doing life with one another are extremely important. One example is visiting the sick mother of one of our staff. He has been through deep waters caring for his sick mother and continuing in the ministry. It was a blessing to come alongside him and pray over him in this trial. Another highlight was visiting an old student who hadn’t completed his course. He returned to his church halfway through and has faithfully led his congregation in the absence of his father (the previous pastor), who passed away while he was a student. Seeing this very young man lead so faithfully in such simple village conditions was pride for us. My wife felt like a mother to him (his mother passed many years ago) during his school days, and she was so blessed to meet his wife and see him again.

Lunch in the village is served fresh!

One story to paint the picture of this little church:

We were only there for a night, but he arranged a worship service for me to share the Word late in the evening. The church is in a very remote area, and there is a possibility of persecution, especially at the sight of foreigners. We took his local car so as not to draw attention to our out-of-state plates. We also showed up after the service started late in the night. My wife sat down on the floor in the back with the other woman while I was introduced to teaching. It was a very simple church with brick walls, a tin roof, no a/c, no chairs, and no frills. The believers were simple and earnest, eager to hear the Word of God in simplicity and wholeness. Our old student was taught the Calvary Chapel style of teaching (chapter by chapter, verse by verse) and was reminded again as I taught. I was able to exhort and counsel him in teaching his congregation the whole counsel of God’s Word. Many came to us to be prayed over, and this young man and his wife were so encouraged by our visit and the willingness to do life with them, even if just for a night.

We came home for a month and had a lot to pray over concerning the direction of our ministry. Do we move the Bible school to a new location? When do we open the school?Should we put the school on hold and focus on visiting our other schools and workers across the country?
As time continues on, some of this has been answered for us- seasons take their course. Plans continue to change, and so far, there has been no finality in our direction. We just remain faithful and available and take opportunities as they come.

No Frills Village Church
What A Privilege To Be In Their Midst!

In May, I traveled again to visit our only school that was currently running. I came alongside our leader there as he took the students for outreach. It was a wonderful time being with the students, seeing them use their gifts, and putting into practice what they had learned that semester.

Praying over the land of future bible college

In July, my wife and I traveled stateside for important events and necessary work. It was a brief trip as we left the kids back home with my parents. We praise God they did well while we were away!
We had an opportunity to be in Mexico to pour into students who feel the same call to GO. It was a wonderful time to be with like-minded believers and encourage them to follow in His faithfulness.


In September, I will be traveling to visit our fellow workers in the North. I have longed to visit him for many years and am so thankful to have the opportunity finally! In October, I will be traveling to another country in South Asia for a leadership conference. Please be praying for these upcoming travels. Pray for safety over the journey, fruitful time during my visits, and safety over my wife and children as they stay back and continue in their daily schedules.
Our Sojourn continues!

Late night in a Village Church

PRAYER REQUESTS

*Please pray as the Lord leads you concerning the land for our bible training center. Pray over the location, the timing for opening, the relationship with the owners of our current campus, our staff on the campus, and keeping it maintained until we know what to do with it.

*The greatest need for our family right now is financing. We need to raise an additional $800 a month to cover our family’s cost of living and be able to minister to those the Lord has called us to.

We have depleted both our personal savings and ministry savings this past year with our travels. In just 5 months since returning from the US, we’ve traveled across the state more times than we’ve kept count; we’ve traveled around the southern part of the country twice; we’ve left the country twice. We are thankful for the ministry the Lord has called us to in these travels, and we are trusting He will continue to provide for the opportunities He sets before us. When we were stateside last year, some asked if we needed financial support, but we turned them to others more in need as we were financially stable. Little did we know all the Lord had in store when we returned! On top of additional travel, there has been a sizable increase in daily living costs. Here are some of the things we’ve had to increase in our budget since the start of this year: grocery and household needs, electricity, insurance, gas/transportation, maintenance (household and car), and school fees for three kids.

We know the rest of the world is facing the same struggles, especially in the West, as prices have skyrocketed! We know Jesus is coming soon. Until He comes, we press on and into the One who has called us. Not alone but with a team of laborers from different walks of life who partake in various ways of this calling. We know He will provide more laborers to come alongside in what He has called us to, where He has called us. Are you one of them?

*Please intercede on behalf of our workers across the country. Many are facing persecution within their families and villages. So many are facing health issues and physical trials. A few have had relatives, more specifically mothers, who have been sick, one even passing away suddenly without warning. Parents on the field figure out their children’s education and pressure them to succeed in school.

Pray for the Pastors of churches who deal with so much sin and apathy within their congregations. Pray for them to be bold in their preaching, gentle as doves, approachable but immovable when truth must be contended for.

Pray for many of our young pastors who need wives and for the Lord’s hand in working out those arrangements. Pray for the wives of Pastors and Leaders to be helpmates, women of righteousness, and covered in spiritual armor to protect against incessant attacks of the enemy both on body and mind as well as spirit.

Lastly, pray for unity among us all and encouragement in the face of great loneliness. One of the greatest spiritual tactics of the enemy in these parts is to make us feel alone, unheard (or misunderstood), and uncared for. We know these are great lies, but they come in stealth form.

Many blessings to you and love from our family,

The Baby’s

10 Trips in a Year!

Leading worship at Calvary HomeX in Mexico

To my faithful friends and family,
“My son has never come home this happy.” A mother told Pastor Eddie of Calvary Chapel HomeX in Mexico. “Why is he so happy?” Eddie replied, “He has received Jesus.”

If you have followed my journeys, you’re familiar with Pastor Eddie’s story. I first met him last year and visited him this past weekend. As we drove around with him and picked up kids to come to a service at the church, he told me this story about a mother and her son. Through the example of this boy, his mother received Jesus and started coming to church. Praise God for the amazing work He is doing at Calvary Chapel HomeX!

The team serving kids at HomeX

The recent trip to Mexico was a wonderful opportunity for me to reflect on the past 12 months. This time last year, I had just graduated college and was on my first mission trip as a student at the School of Missions. Now, I have been on ten mission trips in four different countries! If you haven’t heard about these trips, You can read the stories through my website.

Thank you so much for your faithfulness and support of the gospel. All that has happened is YOUR spiritual fruit.

Preaching the gospel in Uganda

The story Eddie told reminded me of a reason we do VBS here at home. I pray those of you involved with VBS this summer are encouraged by its importance. It is a wonderful opportunity to share the gospel, not just with children but through the children to families. I just had the wonderful opportunity to serve in VBS at Calvary Chapel Beachside, where my family has been attending for about 6 years. God has used my faithful family in the faith at Beachside to keep me grounded in the word through college and cover all of my mission trips in prayer. The day before VBS started, I could share with everyone about my upcoming trip to Peru, which was a huge encouragement. Many of you are reading this and are part of my Beachside family. Thank you so much for your love and Co-labor in the gospel!

Calvary Chapel Beachside VBS 2022

A couple of months ago, we had a dinner to inform the body at Calvary Chapel WestGrove about what He has been doing and my upcoming trip to Peru. If you could not be there, please watch the video below, as it is a quick and fun summary of what God has done this year!

Missions Dinner in May; thank you for coming!

On July 31st, I will be leaving for another week’s trip to Mexico with a team arriving from Peru. Then I will fly with the team on August 7th for my semester-long internship at Calvary Chapel Trujillo! I plan to return the week of thanksgiving. This will be a wonderful opportunity to continue learning in training for the calling God has on my life- Cross-cultural discipleship and church planting! 

Pastor Cory

This is Pastor Cory and his family. He leads the ministry at Calvary Chapel Trujillo as well as the Calvary Bible Institute there. I was able to meet him at the School of Missions last year and look forward to working with Him during my time in Peru. Cory has a wonderful heart for reaching the country and the world with the gospel. This recent photo shows him visiting the jungle where, God willing, I’ll be able to go during my trip.

I plan to help lead a bible study, evangelism group, and more. Please be praying for open hearts for those who will hear the gospel through the work in Peru. I look forward to sharing with you the amazing stories of what God does these next few months!

Calvary Trujillo

I am looking to build a team of monthly financial supporters for Peru and beyond! Would you consider becoming a monthly partner with me in the gospel? You can give it through the link below. Thank you for your Co-labor in Christ!

To stay updated about monthly prayer meetings and more, you can text “@senders16” to “81010.”

For His Eternal Kingdom,
Adam Fulmizi

Praise Reports/ Prayer Requests

  • Praise Reports
    • A wonderful year of God’s faithfulness and guidance
    • The amazing work God is doing in Mexico
    • The Lord continually opens doors to travel and spread his gospel
  • Prayer Requests
    • The churches in Mexico, Uganda, Peru, and South Asia
    • Upcoming 3 and a half month trip to Peru: safe travels, provision, and open hearts.
    • The Lord to build a team of monthly prayer and financial supporters.
Team chowing down in Mexico

Summer 2022 Newsletter

Summer 2022 SGWM Newsletter

Calvary School of Missions Edition

The opportunity to serve God is one of life’s most cherished gifts and coupled with loving encouragement, the result is an explosion of passion and purpose. And so it is at the Calvary School of Missions here in Mexico. We are so blessed to be able to walk with so many young people who have a heart for the Great Commission. 
Almost five years ago now God clearly directed us to get involved with raising up, training up and helping young people to be sent from their home churches to the mission field. Through several confirmations, and taking a huge step of faith, we launched the Calvary School of Missions in Summer of 2019. We are now on our fourth Summer of this 6 week program and it continues to be an incredible tool in God’s hands to help these called out young people get prepared to fulfill the Great Commission in their lives.

“I’ve been doing missions for 25 years and have seen a great need for training and guidance for young people who feel called to pursue mission work and I am honored to be part of it.” Pastor Trent Douglass

It’s a common occurrence in many young people in the church today. Here’s the scene. They are sitting in their Bible teaching church, being taught verse by verse and they begin to get stirred up and awakened to the Great Commission. They believe they have found their purpose on the earth and feel a call to GO into the world and preach the gospel. So they begin to explore what it means to be a missionary and try to find a way to go. Their hearts cry is “Here am I, send me. But how Lord? Where do I start?” So they go to their churches and start to share what God is doing in their hearts. But sometimes their church isn’t involved in missions or maybe they just don’t have a vision to send people to the foreign mission field so there is not always a clear path for them to follow. Sometimes they are encouraged to get involved with a missions para-church organization or get involved with local evangelism. And sometimes, that original fire burns out and they never end up going. And those who do actually make it to the mission field don’t always have good training. In the last 25 years we have met many of these missionaries and have seen their struggles and our heart is to help them in any way we can. We also want to try to catch these called out ones before they go and help them prepare and be trained in order to go and be sent well. God has been faithful to allow us to be a part of raising these young missionaries up.

Pastor Tim Pappas (in red shirt) is the director of the School of Missions and has a heart to see young people raised up and churches planted all over the world.

Pastor Tim with some of our students. Not only does he love to serve in the school but he loves Mexico and has been coming to this country for years doing evangelism and pastoral care.

Radical Transformation

We are in our third week of the School of Missions and already the life changing power of the word of God is at work. We arrived in Rosarito, Mexico with 21 students eager to learn and hopeful for their futures. Within a few days we began to witness hearts being radically challenged, minds being changed and a sobriety for the call take root. Their dreams started to become unmovable callings. Convinced by the word of God, these students are counting the cost and praying for what God has for their futures. 
Since arriving at the school, the students have been able to see the heart of the church planting movement in Mexico. Twenty years ago we had the honor of sending out Mike Vincent to plant a church in Rosarito and we have seen God radically move in that ministry. So we partner hand in hand with his church, Calvary Chapel Rosarito, and have had the great privilege of coming alongside many of their 45 church plants. Because they have so many established works here in Baja California, we have been able to serve at the various churches doing evangelism, outreach, kids ministry, worship, providing meals and praying for the hurting. They learn in the classroom and then are able to use what they’ve learned in the community. Church planting is no longer just a concept in their minds, but a reality they have actually been a part of. They are getting a vision for the world and a heart for the lost and hurting and it is a privilege to be a part of their process.

One of the most important parts of the School of Missions is the teachings the students receive.

For the first week and a half, Pastor Trent Douglass, Senior Pastor of Calvary Chapel Saving Grace and President of Saving Grace World Missions, lays the foundation to Biblical Missions and the Purpose of the Church. From there the students are blessed to receive teachings from several seasoned missionaries. Because our focus is on the most unreached people groups of the world, many of our teachers work in this area of the world. Some of our guest speakers have been Pastor Bond and Heather Gaona who church plant in South Asia, The R family working in North Africa, Pastor Rob Douglass, founder and director of Ends of the Earth Ministries working in South Sudan, Pastor EZ, President of Living Waters, Pastor Wes Bentley founder and director of Far Reaching Ministries, Pastor Cory Kilgus senior Pastor of Calvary Chapel Trujillo in Peru and Director of CBI Peru, and Pastor Mike Vincent senior Pastor of Calvary Chapel Rosarito and Director of the Church Planting School at CCR. We were also privileged to hear from many national workers from all over South Asia! Each teacher has brought to the students rich teachings on culture, evangelism, compassion, the gospel, support raising and much much more. You cannot put a price tag on these teachings! They are priceless and have brought these students to a deeper understanding of God and their individual callings in this world.
Please continue to pray for the students as they seek God for their next steps. The quality of character in each of these students is obvious and we know and believe that God has incredible things for each of them. 

We ask that you would prayerfully consider becoming a financial partner with SGWM. Financial partners are crucial to help operating costs at the SGWM home base, allowing us to serve missionaries worldwide.

Has God Forgotten those in need? (Uganda Update!)

The first prayer team meeting for my time in Peru will meet on July 18th at 7:30 PM over zoom.

The best way to stay updated about these meetings and more is to sign up for reminder texts by texting “@senders16” to 81010. I hope you’re blessed to read here about our recent trip to Uganda.

Uganda, June 2022

The child in this photo should not be smiling. He was one of the hundreds of refugee children we spent time with in Uganda. I went up to him, picked him up, and carried him around for a while. He didn’t speak English, but I said slowly, “Jesus…loves…you.” He would copy it back to me.


After spending time with him, I had an older kid translate for my new friend. “Does he have any family?” the older boy asked me. “Yes, he has a family.” “Where are his parents?” he asked me. “They are gone; he is an orphan here with his brothers.”

Refugee kids

It’s a lot of fun running around with these children: they’ll copy you, listen to you, sing with you, and dance with you. But when you take a moment to realize that this boy’s story is probably common among this group of children, the seemingly hopeless reality hits you. Is there hope for children like this?


Many “churches” in Uganda are not faithful to Jesus. They don’t teach the Bible, they take money from the poorest among them, and they do it all in the name of God. Is there a way my new friend from Uganda can grow up to truly know his Creator?

If we started sitting with one of them, many others would gather!


I am more than grateful to tell you that when we see people in such great need, there is indeed great hope. God has not forgotten them. Going into the Uganda trip, I had two goals for our team. First, preach the gospel and love people like Jesus. This is where we can see the immediate effects: children smile, and people give their life to Jesus and thank us for praying with them. Then, there is the less visible goal: Encourage, refresh, and equip the long-term Christians in Uganda. This is what will have a lasting impact on people like my new friend.

Calvary Chapel Mbarara City

The most impactful change is going to come from those representing Jesus long-term day in and day out in Uganda. We were able to go alongside such works through Calvary Chapel Mbarara City. We hosted a conference there for pastors in the area. According to the local pastor, Chris, they had “never” had a conference like that in this part of Uganda.


The pastors were hungry for the word of God and extremely receptive. One pastor (who was not from a Calvary Chapel) was even convicted about his lack of faithful teaching of the word of God and told Pastor Chris, “I have been so wrong on doctrines, I want to become a Calvary Chapel now.”

Gifting Bibles to Pastors from the conference

These pastors represent whole congregations in areas like the one my new friend is from. Can you imagine an orphaned refugee coming with his brothers into a church that wants to do nothing but take advantage of him and steal from him? Imagine that same child, now being fed the word of God properly through a healthy church. Without a father, being told, there is a father in Heaven that loves him. Without clean clothes, being told, there is a savior who clothes him in perfect righteousness. In much need questioning if God has forgotten him, a powerful God bending down and saying to this boy, “I will never forget you.” This is why we go. This is why you sent us. This is more than spending a day with an orphan; this is how we will see more people together worshipping God with us for all eternity.

“But God will never forget the needy; the hope of the afflicted will never perish.”

PSALMS 9:18

I plan to share more stories from Uganda and my upcoming trip to Peru. But for now, thank you for your support and prayers for the whole Uganda team and me. All you read in this letter is YOUR spiritual fruit.
For His eternal Kingdom,
Adam Fulmizi

Praise Reports/ Prayer Requests

  • Praise Reports
    • Amazing fruit, professions of faith, and changed lives in Uganda
    • Team safety and unity in Uganda
    • The Lord continually opens doors to travel and spread his gospel
  • Prayer Requests
    • The souls who heard the gospel in Uganda
    • Upcoming 3 and a half month trip to Peru: safe travels, provision, and open hearts.
    • The Lord to build a team of monthly prayer and financial supporters.
(Most of) The Uganda team with the church outside the refugee camp.

2022 Update from Calvary Loreto, BCS Mexico

What a year it has been here at Calvary Loreto, BCS Mexico. On February 7th we had our first anniversary. The Lord has been doing amazing things here at Calvary Loreto’s Bilingual Church. We had a great day of fellowship and celebration after our Sunday service. Over 150 people joined us to hear the word of God, and enjoy one another’s company while sharing a meal and dessert. It has been a blessing for David and me to come alongside Pastor Elmer and his wife Crystal and to serve at Calvary Loreto.

Thank you for your prayers for our children’s ministry. Our children’s ministry has grown to over 60 children throughout the week and has outgrown our one-room classroom. We were able to build an area for our toddlers to roam and play. Thank you for your generous donations. We now have a safe and secure place for our littlest ones to enjoy their time at church while our older children can learn about God at their level of learning.

We were able to purchase a church van. This has been a huge blessing as now we can go around and pick up people that couldn’t make it to church on Wednesdays and Sundays. This allowed us to be able to do outreaches and youth events that were not previously possible. Thank you to all that prayed and supported us in this. It has been a blessing we use multiple times throughout the week.

Our youth ministry is starting to explode. We have up to 20 young adults showing up to our weekly events, such as hiking, softball, beach volleyball or just hanging out and playing games. We have a devotion and share the gospel every week. We are grateful that many of our young adults serve at the church as greeters or at our outreaches and in the children’s ministry. In Loreto, there are no movie theaters, malls, libraries, or anything in their age demographics for them to do. They are our next generation and we know the Lord has big plans for them.

As we continue to grow we have run out of space (again!) The Lord provided for us as always by sending a team from Calvary Chapel Rosarito our sending church in March. They along with some of our church family helped knock down walls and made room for an additional 35 more seats for our Wednesday & Sunday services. They were also able to redo the front of the sanctuary along with adding the much-needed prayer corners where people can come and get prayer during worship. This was such a great image of the body of Christ working together to glorify God.

Now that we have a van we are available to have monthly outreaches. These outreaches are starting to produce fruit. Our faithful servants can share the word of God with this community along with providing lunch and an opportunity to have fellowship and share the love of Jesus. Most people do not own a vehicle so on Sunday mornings we have the availability to bring a few people from the outreaches to church. Please pray for these people as we continue to pour into them that their lives are changed and they come to have a personal relationship with our Lord and Savior.

Acts 1:8 You shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem and in all of Judea and Samaria and unto the ends of the earth. Our Judea is here in Loreto but our dream is to one day expand out into Samaria.

David has started an ESL( English Second Language) class as some of the members asked David if he could teach them English. He took this as an excellent opportunity to sharpen or to learn a little Spanish too. Neighbors started noticing and wanted to join in on this FREE lesson. 
1 John 4:21 “And this commandment we have from him: whoever loves God must also love his brother.”
We have been able to use this as one more way to show the love of Jesus. We teach them phrases that they can use weekly at church like; Welcome to your church Calvary Loreto and God Bless you. David has learned Dios te Bendiga and Bienvenido a tu Iglesia. Please keep David in your prayers that the Lord will use him to grow this ministry and that he continues to show God’s love.

Many people have taken the next step of obedience and have been baptized. This year Pastor Elmer and David have had the opportunity to baptize 32 people at Calvary Loreto’s beach baptisms. It has been so awesome to see God work through this church and our church members. At the last beach baptism, we had 120 people come out to witness these brothers and sisters showing their obedience and love for Jesus.

We were blessed by Calvary Chapel Chino Hills’ “Agape Ministry”. We were gifted clothing, pillowcases, and hair scrunchies. Michelle and our children’s ministry leaders were able to pray over all these blessings along with giving them out to the children at a Sunday service. We even had extra that we now can use in our year-end gift bag ministry for our children at Christmas.

Pastor Elmer, his wife Crystal, David and I would like to thank each of you for your continued prayers and support for Calvary Loreto and us individually. The work of the ministry can only be done by you coming along in prayer and your financial support. 

Prayer Requests:

  1. That the Lord will provide a worship leader for us this year
  2. A youth leader is raised up at Calvary Loreto
  3. We continue to have unity and honor God in all we do
  4. All of our provisions are met
  5. In God’s perfect timing, to provide Calvary Loreto with leaders for” Celebrate Recovery” a Christ-based recovery program.

If the Lord puts on your heart to financially support Calvary Loreto, Pastor Elmer, or us in any way please click on the blue “Become a financial partner” box or mail a check payable to Saving Grace World Missions with the “Mullins” in the memo. The address is 17451 Bastanchury Rd. Suite 203 Yorba Linda, Ca 92886.

“For you, brethren, have been called to liberty; only do not use liberty as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another.”
Galatians 5:13

June update

“For though I am absent in the flesh, yet I am with you in spirit, rejoicing to see your good order and the steadfastness of your faith in Christ.”

-Colossians 2:5

Dear prayer supporters,    
    Please join me in rejoicing in God’s faithfulness and fruitful ministry that continues on in the heart of the Amazon jungle with the Apurina People.  God loves them so!
    The Brazilian team has faithfully continued regular interior trips to the Apurina since my last update and absence in Brazil.  They are feeding the flock, growing the church, training the leaders, equipping the saints, and calling the lost into saving faith.  Here are their personal notes from the February trip:


February 28th, 2022

We left Manaus on February 8th at night, Nei and my wife, Raquel, with Pastor Anibal and his wife, Luciane. Our plan for this three week is to work with children, youth, and adults.  We went to train church leadership with biblical principles where we have seen weakness and also train the women to work with children.  We don’t know how it will be, but our expectations are high! It takes almost two days to travel up the river. We arrived at the mouth of the lake and visited each village to say that we were there and our intentions.  Finally we arrived in Vila Nova where our base is located.  Because the house was closed for two months, it is natural that we found intruders, such as snakes, tarantulas, huge cockroaches, and rats.  That’s why we need to clean the house first thing to remove dust and expel intruders. After cleaning the house, we already have a schedule at the church and the work doesn’t stop.  A different day we cut all the weeds that had grown up around where we park the boat, the path to the house, and around the house and church. We started studies with the leadership in Vila Nova and Aldeia Nova.  It was a blessing to study with them, for in their simplicity they blessed us so much.  Pastor Anibal and I were teaching the men and Raquel and Luciane were teaching classes for the women.  It was a new experience for us having a three week trip rather than the other times when we spent only 10 days.  Also the first trip without health problems.  We were able to experience the Holy Spirit’s leading us through everything.  Worldliness is also in the village, my brothers!  There are Brazilian school teachers living in the village with the indigenous.  We saw, unfortunately, that their influence was to encourage the consumption of alcohol in the village.  They threw a big end of classes celebration marked by drunkenness of many young people.  But that just makes me understand that they lack the Glory of God and need help.  
At the end of our trip we usually visit each village to say goodbye; when we arrived in Macaua there were few people there so we prayed with them and decided to have a service on the floating house where most of them were working.  The time was wonderful!  We had a service in the dark, praising God and praying.  There the appeal was made for new believers to answer God’s call and receive Christ as their Savior, and nine people responded!  Amen!  Then, I kept telling them Biblical stories through the night as they sat in awe and couldn’t take their eyes off me; until the boat passed and we had to go to it.  God be praised!


The Brazilian team also just returned this last week from another amazing trip where they were also preparing for our return in July.

Summer 2022 (Two week trip)
“I am honored to be leaving in just a few short weeks to celebrate the anniversary of the main church in the jungle, July 2nd. Pr. Kenneth and Angela from Scotland will be returning with me along with a couple from my childhood church in Fairbury, NE.  We have a boat rented to take us up river on our needed dates and will be spending 4 days in the villages.  Praying for a revival conference and celebration that edifies the believers, calls more out of darkness, and glorifies God’s wonderful name!  We will take translators, our Brazilian team, and guests from the Brazilian Baptist Church in Manaus including our beloved Pastor John and his wife, Antonia. 
I am so excited to see all the people and fellowship with this amazing team that has been chosen by God!  Please join me in prayer for this ministry, its future, and cover these days June 27th – July 11th of my personal trip.


May God bless each of you and keep you in his saving grace,

Melissa Miller

“For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.”

Ephesians 2:10

What Happens in Vegas…IS WRITTEN HERE.

Adam Fulmizi April 2022 Update

Where we evangelized night one.

“What happens in Vegas…Stays in Vegas”? Not this time!!! I’m taking this update to tell you all about our mission trip to sin city! I pray the stories of what God did through the team inspires you to keep being a light to this dark world!

Evangelizing on the LV Strip

Picture with the Boyz after evangelizing the first night!

The Sunday to Thursday trip in March included going to the Las Vegas strip multiple times to share the gospel. Some nights we would just go, other times we partnered with a local Calvary, and on our last night we did a worship night! The Vegas team included a wide variety of people and ages; we had young adults, old(er) adults, kids, parents, high schoolers, and two babies! This lead to such a wonderful experience as we got to see all members of the church active in preaching the gospel together in unity!

Members of the team praying with a guy in front of the Bellagio Hotel.

A memorable story is when I got to share with a man named Alex (different from the guy pictured above) who was standing around in front of the Bellagio with his dog. I learned that Alex is from Turkey and has lived in many different places. I shared how christianity is different from Islam (which is the main religion in Turkey). He himself is not Islamic (he was very secular minded) but he was delighted in the things I was telling him about Jesus. He was interested in staying in touch and at one point he even asked me for my phone number! He has shown interest in going to a local church; please pray that he would!

Partnering with CC Las Vegas

Leading worship during a community outreach with CCLV.

The Lord gave us an awesome connection with Calvary Chapel Las Vegas and their evangelism Pastor, Brandon. We were blessed to do a community outreach one night and then gospel sharing together the next morning. The funny thing is, we hadn’t been in touch with Brandon at all until the morning we did our outreach together! It is awesome how the Lord brings his people together to advance His gospel.

Campus Outreach

Campus Outreach at University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

While in Vegas we also went to a local college campus, UNLV. The first time we just did evangelism, then we went back to do a full on outreach: free food, prayer, worship, gospel sharing, all of the above! This outreach went better than I could have ever planned and we were able to share with hundreds of students who were walking by. We fed them physically with hot dogs and tacos as well as spiritually with the gospel!

Sharing with students during UNLV outreach.
UNLV Outreach, Gospel Conversations in action!

Angelo

Often times you will see people come back from a short term mission trip with one interaction that they look at and say, “that person was the reason I went on this trip.” Although I had many amazing interactions, I can say with confidence my discussion with Angelo was a main reason I was in Vegas that week. It was on the UNLV campus and he “happened” to be there waiting to speak as a guest for a history class. Angelo is a war veteran who has seen a lot of brutal stuff. I was able to talk with Him about the justice and vengeance of God as well as share the gospel.

When I got to the grace of God through Christ he was listening intently and said, “Man, that’s beautiful.” While we were talking he said, “Would you do me a favor?” “What is it?” I asked. “My name is Angelo. When you are in your place of meditation and prayer, will you remember to pray for me?” I promised him I would do that and also tell others to pray for him. Would you please take a second right now to pray that Angelo would follow Christ?

See many more Vegas Photos and Videos here!

Equipping to Be a light

I was blessed to not only be on this trip, but a large part of planning and leading it. I learned so much. Victories were had, mistakes were made, lessons were learned. I am better learning how to use the gifts God has given me to help “equip the saints for the work of ministry.” What is more effective…me sharing with hundreds of people in Vegas? Or me helping and encouraging 25 other believers to share with thousands of people in Vegas? Whatever gifts you are exercising within the church, I can promise you this, God wants to equip YOU to be a light in a world filled with sin. Let’s keep shining together.

For His Eternal Kingdom,

Adam Fulmizi

Praise Reports/ Prayer Requests

  • Praise Reports
    • Awesome team dynamic and fruit from Vegas!
    • The Lord continually opening doors to travel and spread his gospel
  • Prayer Requests
    • Angelo, Alex, and all others who heard the gospel in Vegas
    • For the Lord to send out laborers to plant churches in all the world
    • Vision and wisdom in life and ministry decisions

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