1 Peter 4:10

Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God's grace in its various forms.

Monday, December 9, 2013

Friends and Family,

Thank you so much for your faithful support of Lonnie and myself in our efforts through Baja Compassion Ministries to serve the deaf in Mexico and the orphans in Honduras. Many of you have supported us since 1997 when Lonnie or I worked individually with Rancho Sordo Mudo, . . . wow.  That’s been a while! 

In 2003 we felt moved to start our non-profit ministry Baja Compassion Ministries, Inc. (BCM) At that time we payed our accountant to file the necessary paper work required for our non-profit.  We were told we could operate while we waited for our non-profit ID# from the government.  Year after year passed and we were assured again and again things were slowly moving forward.  Unfortunately it has come to our attention that the proper papers where never filed.  In essence B.C.M. has not received our non-for-profit entity status.  We are not able to provide BCM donors with a tax deductible receipt.

This breaks our hearts to say we are closing down all activities financial & otherwise under the entity of Baja Compassion Ministries.  However, Lonnie and I will continue to personally be involved in ministry and missions, doing as the Lord leads.

Should you so chose, you can continue to send support to Pastor Carlos and or Gaby Suarez directly yourselves the same way we have.  We’ve used a Wells Fargo service called “Express Send” and anyone with an account with WF can set this up.  There is a $5 to $6 dollar charge each time we use the service but typically by the next day Pastor Carlos or Gaby are able to go to a local bank and pick up the full amount of the funds with no charge to them.

Also, you can still send support for Pastor Carlos and/or Gaby Suarez to 

Angels of Love, Inc
c/o Robert Ordway
P.O. BOX 121754
Chula Vista, CA  91912

We apologize for any inconvenience.  And if you’d like more detail or have any questions, please call Lonnie at 530 414-6693.

Yours in Christ,
Michelle Pfingston

Monday, May 6, 2013

May Newsletter

Baja Compassion Doings
Church for the Deaf
Mexican sign language (LSM) is different than American sign language (ASL) - you knew that right? Pastor Carlos has finished teaching Galatians and is starting in Jonah.  He purchased DVD with Jonah in LSM to pass out to his congregation.  When you consider that many have difficulty reading (Spanish is their second language, after all) if they know how to read at all - you can see what a blessing this is!

Carlos with Presidential Candidate 
Proverbs 31:8-9 tells us to 
“Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves,
    for the rights of all who are destitute.
Speak up and judge fairly;
    defend the rights of the poor and needy.” 
Pastor Carlos has been following this command for many years now, taking an active interest in rights for the deaf.  Recently he was able to stand up with the Mexican presidential candidate, Kiko Vega, for the deaf community!

Lonnie in Mexico and Honduras
We recently were blessed with a productive trip from a trip to Tijuana, Mexico where we built a staircase and furthered the construction on the Disciples House at Paul Alvarado’s (with Spectrum MInistries) residence. Currently we are planning a trip to Santa Barbara, Honduras in June/July of this year.  Our plan is to help teach the older Orphans construction skills while leading  the visiting work group with their projects.  Please help us pray for the funding for this trip.
Baja Compassion Families

Pastor Carlos’s family ask for prayer about moving from their current home to something smaller, and if it is God’s will that He provide the finances for it.

Gaby has taken on the children’s ministry at the partnering hearing church - a huge responsibility. Nevertheless she continues to be a key interpreter and interprets for worship. services. 
 Also she asks for prayer for her next planned  mission trip to Cuba (January). She needs to raise $1500 dollars..  And she is trusting God to do so.

We, Pfingstons continue our behind the scenes work supporting Pastor Carlos - being facilitators to their service. while watching ways to minister at any opportunity.