Robert and Cheryl S Fugate

Prayer Letter/Ministry Update

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Following pastoral ministry in State College PA, we served with The Alliance for 24 years in Santiago Chile, before accepting a call to redeploy to Guadalajara, Mexico in 2014. Since July 2014 we have been engaged in church planting and in April 2015 launched a new church, Breath of Life. In 2016 the church purchased property with the help of an ADF loan and in 2017 we crystallized the strategic vision 5/5/25 and Southpointe project. We are praying for 5 campus churches in GDL, and five church plant core groups in surrounding states by the year 2025. We returned to GDL in December 2017 after a 5 month Home Assignment. We have four adult children and 11 grandchildren.

NEW DECEMBER, 2019 - Project SouthPointe Guadalajara Mexico
New update from Bob and Cheryl Fugate
Thank you for praying . . . on Sunday, December 1st, we were able to experience God's power as we launched the second campus of the Breath of Life church in Guadalajara, Mexico.
This is a huge step of faith, but when over 180 people came to the first service of the new site, we knew God was moving among the people in this community who are thirsty to hear some Good News in this very corrupt city. We opened up the land that the church owns, leveled out the ground and installed an event tent, a temporary setting as we watch the construction happen around us each Sunday!
Please pray as now, each Sunday, the Good News of Great Joy that we have will be preached and shared from two locations in this community south of Guadalajara, Mexico. Pray for Lalo and Sarah, the pastors of one of the campus churches - this is a new but exciting responsibility for them as a young pastoral couple just getting started in their ministry.
Thank you for your prayers, your giving to the Great Commission Fund and for your special giving to our work here in Guadalajara . . . we know God is moving in a mighty way in this city and we are so privileged to have a little part in bringing people hope and transforming lives!!
Thank you and may God bless you all mightily in this holiday season . . .may you know His richest blessings for your lives in this special season - - Our Savior is born this day!!!
Much love to all, Bob and Cheryl Fugate

May, 2019 -- May, 2019 -- May, 2019 -- May, 2019 -- May, 2019 -- May, 2019

Greetings to you as many will be experiencing the freshness of Spring arriving with all of its blooms and fragrances!! I long to smell the lilacs, a flower we do not have around us here in Guadalajara, Mexico . . .thank you so much for praying for us, for wanting to know more of what the Lord is doing around HIS world through Alliance Missions, and for giving to this great cause -- to work to bring back the KING!

Since adding a second service on Sunday mornings we have been able to accommodate more people and the results were immediate. Our small church is limited to 100 seats and people were standing in the back or the hallway during services. That is fine if they are Christians...but the problem is what happens when non-Christians are standing in the hallway or the back and they like what you are doing, but they find an all too easy excuse to not return. There are some 130 -140 attending on Sunday mornings since we added the second service.

Sunday May 5 - we launched Vision 5.5.25 to the entire congregation while we celebrated our 4th anniversary. We challenged the congregation to take seriously the Great Commission of Jesus to make disciples of all nations. We also showed the final construction plans for our building which we are planning on starting this fall.

Although we are a small group, we have an amazing number of people working and ministering in a variety of ways. There are 75% of our congregation working, helping, ministering, in some capacity in the church and the Circle of Care. This is practically unheard of in churches and this is a result of our challenge for people to be prepared to multiply and form our second church this fall in 2019. That means we need to duplicate everything we are doing and in this way, many more people are joining and catching the Vision 5.5.25.

Northwest and Ca Tour
We made a 10 day trip to Seattle and to CA in April. Cheryl spoke at the Great Commission Women's retreat in the Alliance Northwest District and we renewed ties and relationships with one of the most wonderful congregations we have ever had the privilege of knowing.... .Valley Church in Renton WA. Valley church gave us our start in 1983 taking us on as pastoral interns and gave us a safe place to spread our wings, test our abilities and our desire for ministry. It was through the Valley Church where Cheryl and I received needed ministry experience and loving support. Till today, they have been a solid foundation for our ministry and over the years we have maintained active contact with this incredible church.

Part of the purpose of our trip was to renew old relationships, make new ones, and confirm the eternal value of a local church helping a young missionary couple on their way to missions. Thanks Valley Church!

Bob also met in CA with district leaders and pastors to discuss future opportunities for partnerships with CA and the west coast as we have so many commonalities and as we are so close to each other.

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Thank you for your support! Together we reveal the love of God with people in practical ways in Chile and Mexico.

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Prayer Requests - Bob and Cheryl Fugate
December, 2019

1. Pray for the new church services now happening in a second site of the Breath of Life church in Guadalajara, Mexico. A new campus was launched on December 1st, and there will now be two sites sharing the hope and love of Jesus in this community.

2. Continue to pray for the granting of building permits for the construction to begin on the building for the Breath of Life church. This seems to be a lengthy process but the architect has mentioned that it seems to him to be going very fast . . .pray for patience and guidance as we are anxious to begin construction -- having services on the land will help the people see that God is working out all the details!!

3. Prayers are appreciated for our new Mexican pastor and his wife at the Breath of Life church . . .Eduardo and Sarahi are bi-vocational and this is all new for them . . . pray that God would grant them wisdom and joy at this new experience and challenge!!

May you all have a wonderful Christmas season . . . pray as we are apart from family . . . we thank the Lord for technology that keeps us close!!
Much love to all,
Bob and Cheryl Fugate

Mexico

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Updated: December 05, 2019

Children's Names
Sarah
John
Susan
Robert
Status
Field Assignment
Country of Service
Mexico
Address
Canadas del Tigre 7b-5
Colonia Bosques de Santa Anita
Tlajomulco
Jalisco, CP 45645
MEXICO

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