Strong Tower Ministries Newsletter                          Volume 13, Issue 157

 
 
"The name of the LORD is a strong tower; The righteous run to it and are safe." Proverbs 18:10
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Summer Wrap Up  

This by far was one of our busiest summers in Baja...here are just a few of the highlights!

Strong Tower Ministries and Young Life Adventures Baja partnered for the 5th year of hosting summer discipleship youth camps. For three consecutive weeks, over 125 high school/college age young people spent 6 days and 5 nights in Valle De Guadalupe experiencing Baja and engaging in various service opportunities. Strong Tower Ministries joined with several of our ministry partners which resulted in: 
  • A week's worth of groceries delivered during 90-100 family home visits, 300 families receiving free water, and over 750 meals to parents/children at the after school lunch program to Life in the Canyon residents living in Tijuana.
  • Over 750 meals provided to 50 "in transition" families being given temporary shelter at the Agape Mundial Church in Tijuana.
  • Over 1,350 meals prepared and served to the staff and children at the Door of Faith Orphanage. Other activities such as horseback riding, offsite swimming pool rentals, onsite crafts and games with the children allowed for some great interaction with the children.
  • A $20,000 house build project was completed for the Mendez family living in Valle De Guadalupe. VIEW VIDEO:
    Elsy A Story of Hope
    Elsy A Story of Hope

    HOUSE BUILDS

All year round we offer house build opportunities ranging from $3,000 - $12,000 homes for families. This summer, groups like this one from Mountain View Church, Ramona, CA spent a day building a house for a family just minutes from the border. The house was completed start-to-finish in just one day, providing a family with no where to live with place to call their own. These projects are not just about four walls and a roof, but bringing a message of God's love, security, and provision to others.

 

Casa De Mana Campus hosted several weekend summit and retreat events. A Pastor's conference, media group, men's group, and social justice summit were all hosted during the summer at the campus as construction continues. We invite you to be a part of this project all year round by either scheduling your service or retreat trip with us or offering to pitch in with some construction help.   


UPCOMING STM EVENT!


Strong Tower Ministries and our ministry partner Kids Around The World are hosting a "family friendly" event** to be held in San Clemente, CA on Saturday, November 9th. This is your chance to invite friends and family to LEARN about some really great serving opportunities on both sides of the border; to DO some foodpacking, building, and Christmas craft projects, and EAT food. This is a no cost event and a great way to connect people with what we are doing in Baja.  We are also in need of volunteers to help with set up/tear down and to be "group guides." Please contact Jim at jim@stmbaja.org or (949) 212-8071 to RSVP for your group time and the number of people attending or to volunteer to serve at the event.
 
Event Times 
Morning Session:    9:30AM-11:30AM
Afternoon Session: 1:30PM-4:00PM
(you can attend anytime during both sessions, but please allow for a minimum of 1 1/2 hours onsite) 
 
**The event is free, but we encourage you to RSVP so we can plan accordingly.

MFH Christmas 11 (7)
Christmas Outreach Trip

Our 2019 Operation Christmas Project is UNDERWAY! This is your annual chance to bring the message of Christmas and be a blessing to so many. This year we are partnering with a local church in the community of Santa Rosa (about 5 miles from La Mision) for an outreach event to families living in the community. This is one of our most popular 1 day serving trips of the year, so please sign up and reserve your spots ASAP. Here are some other great ways to be involved:

 

 

  • to help purchase gifts, provide donation items or baked goods, contact Tracey @ (949) 842-3655
  • TRIP INFO:   December 7th, Saturday, 6:00AM-8:00PM. COST: $35.00 per person (inlcudes transportation from OC & SD areas, lunch, snacks). Register by going to the DONATE page of our website and make sure to write "Christmas Trip" in the comment box. ONLINE REGISTRATION

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