I have been so blessed these last few months here at Calvary Chapel Pedregales serving with so many awesome people. We are a very active church, small but united, like a family, and the cool thing is that almost everybody in the church serves in some capacity!

Here are a few events that I would like to share with you. Below is a picture of all of us who were able to attend our annual servant’s breakfast in November each year to honor all of those who serve in the church. It was a delicious meal prepared by some of the men of the church.

Servants Breakfast, pastor Federico in front with his wife, Nidia

We were affected by the recent fires in Tijuana, the picture below is my neighborhood, and the fire that you see burning damaged 5 properties, affecting in total about 45 people. The house that was completely burned to the ground, (dogs and all), was a family from our church. They are currently living here at our church and rebuilding their house with donations that have come in by many gracious people. We are also helping the other families with food and clothing and some funds as well. We are showing the love of Jesus and the people are responding positively.

I have just begun discipling these young single gals and it is wonderful. We are going through a book on being a Proverbs 31 woman. We are praying, studying, and sharing together, and I am so excited to see what God will do through this study!

This little guy is Gael, and he was our neighbor and good friend who went to be with Jesus this month. He was battling Leukemia and I was able to minister to him and his mom and see him accept Jesus in his heart before he died. 

These 12 kiddos attend our after school program. One of them is Gael’s cousin, and the Lord touched their hearts as well and through Gael’s death, they also chose to follow Jesus and accept Him in their hearts as their Lord and Savior–God truly does make beauty from ashes! 

This is our new library that we have been working on for months! Little by little the children are beginning to enjoy reading for pleasure and not just to get information for their schoolwork. We desire to grow this library to offer a variety of books to the kids. If you would like to help out, there is a button that you can press above and it will take you to our list on Amazon where you can purchase a book. 

Thanks for reading this newsletter and praying for me. Here are my prayer requests:

  1. Blessings and provisions for my trip to Guadalajara and surrounding cities in Mexico in February to do teacher training at the local Calvary Chapels. I will be gone for three weeks.
  2. For continued provisions for those who lost their homes in the fires.
  3. For much-needed wisdom from the Lord in every decision that I make, and that I would be sensitive to the leading of the Holy Spirit in all that I do.

God’s blessings to you all and a Merry CHRISTmas to you and your family!