Robert and Cheryl S Fugate

Prayer Letter/Ministry Update

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Bob and Cheryl Fugate
fugate@cmamexico.net
814-299-4159
Assignment - Church Planting Guadalajara Mexico

Dear Friends,
Thank for your notes and words of encouragement to us over these last few weeks. The tragedy that struck Mexico City and the southern states of Chiapas and Oaxaca (pronounced “Wah-haca) was unbelievable – several strong earthquakes struck over the past two weeks, and many buildings in the capital city collapsed, killing at least 420 people (at last count).

We live and work in Guadalajara, Mexico, about 7 hours west of Mexico City, so we were not affected. But, the churches in this area have rallied to collect and donate all kinds of goods needed for their brothers and sisters, and several caravans have been sent to help out the Alliance churches and families affected.

At this moment, September of 2017, we are on a shortened Home Assignment here in Western Pennsylvania. We will be here until December, 2017, when at that time we will head back to Guadalajara. Our time has been shortened due to the tragedy that struck our field in March when our colleague Tim Greenfield died suddenly while on their Home Assignment. This did not come as a surprise to God, but we were really stunned, since Tim and Janice were to return and take our place at the new church plant Breath of Life so that we could take our year of Home Assignment. But, we have reduced our time at home, and have left the church with the three Mexican families that helped us form the core group of the church, and Eduardo and Sarah have taken on the responsibility of leading this group as “lay pastors”. We are trusting God to “show up in our time of need” for our church in Guadalajara, and that Janice can find a new peace in these days as she is making life decisions and finding her new “normal”.

Pray for us as we both have tours scheduled – Bob is in Western PA and Cheryl will be in Eastern PA in several churches. We hope to communicate our message and our story of how God has been and will continue to move in our community of Guadalajara. We hope to share our stories and work to engage people in this mission. We need to raise support to begin to build this new church on the land we purchased in November of last year.

Thank you always for your support, prayer, encouragement to us over these years. We are excited to be home for this short time and meet up again with people who have prayed for us over these last nearly 30 years of overseas ministry!!

If you have any questions or want more information, please use the email above – fugate@cmamexico.net

May God continue to work in might ways all around His world, and especially in the land of Mexico – a land of much darkness who need the Hope of our Savior!!

Blessings, Bob and Cheryl Fugate

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Prayer

Prayer Requests:

1. Pray for land for our church in Guadalajara - We found a piece of land that fits our requirements. It is 3,044 mts2, and costs approximately $250,000 USD. The price is half of the value of land in the same area; it is the cheapest we have seen and only two blocks off the main highway. Bob and the core group of the church meet with the owner these next two weeks to prayerfully make a firm offer.

2. Saturday September 3 - Women's Breakfast in Breath of Life church.

3. Sunday September 4 - Another first for our church plant, we publicly welcome our first church members - 15 people have taken this step and will help by taking up ministry roles in our new church family.

4. Wednesday September 7 - We begin our Bible Academy. This semester we will expand from two to three classes. All three classes will be taught by our lay leaders. We expect some 30 people to attend.

5. Pray for wisdom as we make the move to two worship services sometime in Oct. . . we are outgrowing our current place, thus the need for the land and our own building!

6. Pray for our church, Breath of Life, Incorporation with the government. We filed all the paperwork in July to become a tax-exempt legal religous organization under the Mexican Alliance. This is a first for a local Alliance church to do in Mexico and we are praying we are approved before the end of this year.

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Updated: September 26, 2017

Children's Names
Sarah
John
Susan
Robert
Status
Home Assignment
Country of Service
Mexico
Address
629 Maple Ave
DuBois, PA 15801

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