Dear Friends and Mission Partners,
Global CHE Enterprises is pleased to announce that Ellie Goolkasian Lugo has joined with GCE to be part of our ministry in Mexico.
Ellie Lugo has been working in the communities of Jaramillo and Colonet, Mexico (Baja Pennisula) with her husband, pastor Enrique. The work includes pastoring two churches, teaching disease prevention, serving in substance abuse and prison ministries, organizing holistic health fairs, community exercise classes, Bible study and discipleship. These are steps in the implementation of “Community Health Evangelism” (CHE), the program designed to evangelize and empower individuals and communities. In a neighbor-teaching-neighbor style, CHE shares the gospel, teaches disease prevention, and helps communities to develop using their own resources.
“We have prayerfully decided the best leadership for this important work is the organization “Global CHE Enterprises,” and they have invited us to join them. Dr. Hugo Gomez, the leader of this non-profit organization, is a physician in Guatemala and one of the pioneers of CHE, his involvement dating back to the 1980s. Jacob Sotelo, a pastor and the Mexican Area Coordinator for CHE, will be our direct supervisor. He and his wife, Raquel, work with the Tarahumara Indians in the Mexican state of Chihuahua.
The work of Global CHE Enterprises includes ministry in 8 countries in Meso-America. More than 80 villages have already completed the CHE program and 52 villages in Meso-America are currently “doing CHE”. People are being taught to be followers of Jesus and whole communities are being lifted out of cycles of poverty and disease. As a result, just in the last three years, more than 1,500 people made professions of faith in Christ, 25 new churches were planted, and thousands of people experienced greater health and dignity.
We are delighted to be part of this team and look forward to this same transformation in the Baja. Please help us with prayer and financial support. I thank my God every time I remember you, because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now!
In His love,
Ellie Goolkasian Lugo“
Please designate donations to support Ellie through Global CHE Enterprises “For Ellie Goolkasian’s ministry” through our donate page.