# 51  summer - fall  2007

Extending God’s hands of mercy to Mexico,
Latin America and the Developing world ...
since 1991!

Greetings to our ministry friends and partners! Yes, it’s been a few months. Yes, we’ve been busy
‘doin’ the stuff’. Yes, there is much to tell. Last February, we were sharing ‘what we do’ with a
wonderful Mexican missionary in Oaxaca, and she said that we had the ministry of ‘mil usos’…
literally, ‘a thousand uses’. She reflected that God had put us in a ministry that does a thousand
things to aid those in need… thank you for supporting ‘los mil usos’, ministering to those in need…
all to show God’s extravagant love!

<  Lori and Mengzi became fast

                Lori and her new outfit >

Beijing, China (Lori: May) Six months ago, I would not have imagined being on a flight home after
two weeks of health care outreach in the Yunnan province of China... but it’s true! What an
intense and wonderful trip, having amazing God-moments of teaching that will definitely save
lives. The high-octane preparation required for this trip, overseen by Dr Peter Yorgin and Health
Yunnan was worth it. Now I’ve been invited to develop a workshop “Training Health Care
Workers: How To Teach Their Patients” at the Healthcare Missions conference. The most
precious part of the trip was the friend I made in Mengzi, who blessed me with one of her
handmade tribal ornaments as a remembrance. God did great things on this trip! Thanks to
everyone who prayed and gave to make this possible.
Pray for the next China trip in early 2009… the Beijing Olympics have made it impossible to
return in 2008.

Pasadena, CA/Fuller Seminary (Chris: Aug) The hard work and thousand details of the last year are
finally coming together, and 250 missional health-care workers and leaders have just finished
three days of ‘conferencing’ together. Lori’s workshop went off well, as did mine. The gem of the
conference this year was the 5-workshop track that I chaired, “What the World Needs Now: The
Inside Perspective. [How can healthcare missions best help the regions of the world?]”. The
electricity in the room for American health missionaries hearing directly from international health
leaders was amazing. As Dr Peter Okaalet from Uganda shared personal stories of family
members who have died from HIV/AIDS, nameless news stories became reality to us, and the call
of the Lord to do something was clear. Pray that the relationships made at the conference will
lead to true Kingdom results.

Playas de Tijuana (Nov-Dec) During our
church’s weekly outreach, several hundred
hats have gone out to grateful crowds living
in the adjacent canyon. It’s been cold, the
rainy season is here, and those hats are a
huge blessing, especially to the kids. Thanks
to the LORD for those knitting, crocheting
and sending them!

San Diego, CA (Chris, Oct) Fleeing the
firestorm, over five thousand evacuees had
come to Qualcomm stadium with little more
than the clothes on their backs. Many were
experiencing medical problems, breathing
trouble and lacked their medications. I
staffed the emergency treatment station for
20 hours, seeing dozens of patients. I was
grateful the fire-line stopped 5 miles short of
our house in Chula Vista…

San Vicente, Baja (Lori, Nov) The machines
have been turned up for another sewing
course. After a thorough cleaning and
tune-up, 4 machines were hauled to San
Vicente 3 ½ hours south of the border. I
taught 13 ladies beginning skills as they
sewed scrunchies, tote bags, gift sacks
and aprons during 4 class days. The
students were excited to create items just
in time for holiday gift giving and they have
requested skirts be included with the next
course to be held in February 08.

Everything comes from You, O God, and we have
given only what comes from Your hand  
                                                                                                (1 Chronicles 29: 14b)

Port Clinton, OH (July) How wonderful to connect with this church that has stood by us for
years. The ‘old-fashioned church basement reception’ was wonderful, with so many who have
prayed, sent hats and funded small outreach projects. Thanks, friends!

Marco, Lori, Zach, Hannah, Chris & Ruth... it's a beautiful day!

The Family... Zack returned from Iraq in May, Hannah graduated from UCLA, then
family & friends celebrated their marriage with a wonderful August church gathering in
Chula Vista, CA.
Shortly afterward, Zack, a Marine took new orders and off they moved to the Reno, NV
area. Ruth & Marco were able to spend some time around the wedding; it was wonderful
having the whole family together!
Monroe, MI (July) Family reunion and 50th wedding celebration for Lori’s parents. The
record heatwave couldn’t stop a wonderful time!

(pray, give, send material, come along):
<> The Great Cover-Up Hat Project, Baja… how about 2000 hats for 2008!
   <> Chiapas, Mexico 2008 Healthcare Survey/Outreach Trip
      <> ‘Yes, We Can!’ Hispanic Diabetes Education Project, Tijuana  2008
         <> ‘Stitches’ Sewing Project, San Vicente, Baja Mexico
            <> China/Yunnan 2009 Health Care Training Trip

PLEASE PRAY for us and the following needs and intentions:
<> Chris’s Mom is experiencing some health problems
   <> Health and encouragement for the ministry challenges, especially in the winter season
      <> 2008: newer ministry vehicle needed this year (the 95 Jeep has taken a beating)
         <> Finances to press into the areas that the LORD is leading us
            <> Increase of hats and sewing supplies for the Baja projects

Have a blessed Christmas!!

your friends in ministry,

Chris and Lori


The majority of our financial support to work as missionaries comes from INDIVIDUALS and PEOPLE
YOU, partnering with us in this mission work… of which we are GRATEFUL !! (Philippians 1: 3-6)  

CONTRIBUTIONS  towards our support can be sent to us at:
PO Box 120265 *  Chula Vista, CA  91912

For tax-deductible receipt, make checks out to  REDEEMER FELLOWSHIP OF MONROE, MI