Cuirim Outreach and friends go south
After years of ministry together in Nogales, two families have moved to Navajoa to share the Gospel: the Vargas and Fuentes families. Navajoa is eight hours south of Nogales. It's a cleaner town, more stable, and the houses may look nicer too, but despite these appearances, wages are much lower and people often go without basic necessities of living.
The Vargas family moved from Navajoa to Nogales 12 years ago, onto the same street as Cuirim House. When they first moved into the area, the Vargas' three, young girls walked down to the church for a children's bible club. They continued to attend the bible club, and two years later, the parents came. As the whole family came to faith, their involvement with Cuirim Outreach increased, as did their desire to bring the Gospel back to their people. This growing desire came to fruition last year, when they moved back to Navajoa, and they are now building their own version of Cuirim House, complete with a chapel and prayer garden. At a separate location, several blocks away, they run their own Kid's Cafe like the one in Nogales.
Ten miles outside the town of Navajoa, Cuirim Outreach owns property in a small village. After five years of short trips, bringing Christmas presents, and sharing the Good News, Ramon and Josefina Fuentes have decided to move permanently to the property to set up a ministry center. This couple has many years of pastoral experience, for in 2001, they founded the church in the Cuirim House neighborhood. Now in Navajoa, their desire is to create a restful place where new leaders can be developed and existing leaders can be encouraged. We look forward to seeing how God will bless this step of faith.