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Summer 2017 Newsletter

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Summer 2017

We would like to send out a BIG THANK YOU for being a part of what God is doing in Ciudad Juarez.  We appreciate you and know that this work could not go on without you.  It is an honor to work alongside you as He continues to expand our work.  We are excited to share what we have been doing the last few months.

In February of 2017 the Child Welfare Centers Program of Mexico (CWCPM) looked at the 65 afterschool programs in Juarez and selected Amigo Fiel, along with two others, to be the blue prints for all afterschool programs in Mexico.  The CWCPM found that the operations and leadership methods that Amigo Fiel uses to guide the children work very well.  Luvia Arias, our Director, was invited to join the board to create a national training and certification program.  The CWCPM specifically wanted Luvia to elaborate on the character series that we teach to the children at Amigo Fiel.  They saw how our specific program had not only short term but also long term benefits in the lives of our children.  How humbling for God to use us, to favor us, and give us a platform to share His amazing ways.  The training manual that we have compiled is based on His Word and will be used throughout Mexico in Christian and secular afterschool programs alike.

On Good Friday we gathered as a congregation to remember the sacrifice Jesus made for us.  Luvia wrote a drama about Jesus’ last day and volunteers from the church were our actors.  Josue, a young man from our youth group, portrayed Jesus Christ and Luvita did an amazing job with his makeup.  Honestly he looked bad, beaten and bruised, as our Savior was.  His semblance was shocking.  This reminded us of how many of us have read about the crucifixion and have a picture in our head.  However, to see a small portion reenacted strikes a very unique chord each time.  Emotions ran high and tears were shed at the thought that at one point in our lives we were the ones yelling “Crucify Him!”  Until we came to a saving knowledge and accepted Him as our Lord and Savior!  Thank you Lord for your sacrifice.  And we were reminded this was not the last word from Him.  We still had hope, Sunday was coming.

Hope Rises.  On Easter Sunday we saw many new faces at Amigo Fiel.   This year we used Facebook advertising to invite people who live near the church to come and enjoy Easter Sunday with us.  The best part though, is we have continued to see some attend on a regular basis. Everyone had a wonderful time celebrating our Risen Lord.

We are seeing entire families coming to service on a regular basis now.  This is an answer to prayer.  Our sanctuary has been filling up every Sunday and we have to send more people to our overflow area downstairs.  We are working on building a new sanctuary, all on one level, that can accommodate not only our growing congregation but our elderly who can no longer use stairs.  We purchased a lot and the land is almost ready for construction to begin but we are still raising funds and finalizing the building design.  Please continue to keep the new families and sanctuary in your prayers.  To find out how you can be a part of this project by donating time, money, professional services, and/or materials, please visit our website.

summer time means missions teams, thanks Simple Church!

 

Kevin and Jonathan helping prepare for our communion service

 

This is Camilla and her dad Alex,
preparing for service
one Sunday morning

We ask for your prayers in administrating our funds wisely.  The support we receive from you blesses the Kingdom in Juarez more than you can know.  We pray for God’s will in funneling resources to projects that will point people to Jesus Christ.  If you are able to donate to the work in Juarez simply follow this link.  Remember that you can donate financially or by giving of your time to come down and help us with projects.

A new way to give!
Shop on Amazon.com? Amigo Fiel is now an eligible charity you can select to receive cash equal to .5% of your purchases through the Amazon Smiles program. 

Please note that Amigo Fiel is listed under our U.S. name “Equipping the Saints” with a Santa Fe, New Mexico address. 

When you log into your Amazon account you select a charity to support and then use the Amazon Smiles link provided to do your shopping.  An easy way to give, and remember, tell a friend!

Prayer Requests:
Summer missions teams
Church unity as we continue to expand
Give thanks for all God is doing in and with the after school program
New sanctuary fundraising and construction
Baptisms in July
Youth mission trip in August
 
Thank you again for your continued support and interest in expanding the Kingdom in Juarez, Mexico.  May God richly bless you and may His grace and love fill your life!
 
Sincerely,
Your Amigo Fiel Team

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Equipping the Saints

Amigo Fiel - Juárez

2829 Calle De Saiz

Santa Fe, NM 87507


Día de los Padres 2017 (Father’s Day)

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Dia de Mamá (Mothers Day) 2017

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Spring 2017 Newsletter

Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Spring 2017
Amigo Fiel’s youth group closed out the year by delivering meals, prayers, and encouragement to families that live in extreme poverty.  Each youth donated rice or mashed potatoes to complete a meal of roasted chicken, bread, and salsa (it’s not a meal without salsa!). We went to one of the poorest neighborhoods in Juarez.  This area is built on a mountain of garbage, half-finished homes with people living in them, and stray cats and dogs everywhere.  But to them, this is normal, this is their life.  Everyone we met greeted us with warmth and a smile, grateful for the meal.  When we asked what their plans were for New Years Eve they told us nothing as they did not have anything to celebrate with.  That is, until Amigo Fiel showed up.  What a blessing to see our youth delivering these meals, talking with people, praying for people, bringing hope and encouragement to a little corner of our world.  We would like to continue reaching out to this area throughout the year and are praying about what that can look like. 
In 2017 we hope to see minds and hearts expanded at our after school program.  We have been praying and brainstorming about how we can have more dynamic interaction with the children.  Our goals of teaching and loving on the kids as God does remains the same.  But this year we would like to stimulate their creativity too by promoting reading, art, and caring for living things.  We plan to set up a little library, a craft room, and a pet area.   We are happy to say the library is underway.  We have been gathering books, book cases, and comfy chairs and are looking for some finishing touches to make the room welcoming to young minds.  We envision shoe-less kids snuggling up in a bean bag with a big book or a teacher or parent sitting on a chair reading a story to a group of youngsters. 
 
Our next project will be the craft room.  We see this as a space where our children will have ongoing projects.  They will be able to go in, take out their bin, work on their project, then clean up and put it all back neatly until they are ready for their next adventure in crafting.
 
Our final goal for the after school program will be an area for pets and plants.  We hope to share our love for plants and animals with these kids and demonstrate how to care for and love God’s living things.
 
We believe these three big projects go hand-in-hand with our goals to have dynamic and creative lessons for our kids enabling them to learn more and more about our Lord and Savior.  And yes, we will still make sure they have healthy, well-balanced meals, as we strive to feed the mind, body and soul.
This is Alicia.
She comes in the church van, many people do not have a car and request a ride to services.
February Board of Honor.
Every month at the after school program children are acknowledged for their acts of service.
We appreciate you praying with us for these specific projects.  We also have additional prayer requests for the church and ministry of Amigo Fiel:
  • Unity in the church
  • Fundraising and the buildout of the new sanctuary
  • For the kids who attend the after school program
  • That God would give our leaders and pastors wisdom
  • That we would seek God before anything else
  • That God would give us the vision that is glorifying to him for this ministry
 
Happy New Year to each and every one of you. This is the year for you to take hold of God’s promises and see them transform your life!
 
In Him, 
Amigo Fiel Team
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2829 Calle De Saiz
Santa Fe, NM 87507

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