Missionary Family Building Homes in Mexico - Closed
Organized by: Justin McGowan
Thank you for visiting this fundraiser for Oluwafemi (Femi) Olawale and his family. Femi and his wife Juliet have served as missionaries with Youth With A Mission (YWAM) for over 10 years and were the pioneers and leaders of the School of Worship in Nigeria.
In 2010, during a leadership training course in Mexico, Femi heard the Lord’s call that he was needed in Mexico. He returned home and shared with his wife what God had spoken to his heart. Together they prayed and even though it meant a dramatic change in their lives, they surrendered it all to Jesus. It took them three years to plan their mission, receive their visas, and secure the necessary finances.
In 2013 Femi, his wife Juliet and their two children Toluwani and David left all of their friends and family and moved from Nigeria to Mexico, a country where they knew no one, in order to follow God’s calling to help those less fortunate. As missionaries serving through the YWAM (Youth With A Mission) campus in Tijuana, they work to build homes for families in need, as well as conduct outreach ministries to the homeless in Zona Norte, an area plagued by prostitution and drug abuse.
Earlier this year I worked with Femi on a home build and was deeply touched by his faith and his unwavering, tireless conviction to sacrifice and help others. When I discovered that someone so giving was now in need of help himself, the Lord touched my heart to take action.
Due to changes in Mexico's immigration policy and the laws concerning Femi’s original visa type, he now faces deportation from Mexico if he is unable to receive a new “Visitante Rentista” FM3 visa. The difficulty with receiving this type of visa however, is that Femi and his family must have proof of sufficient funds available in their bank account (U.S. $6,000). As they are unpaid missionaries, without help, reaching this goal will be impossible for them.
I started this fundraiser as I saw first-hand the impact Femi and his family is having in Mexico and I hope you can join me to help raise the necessary funds to keep them fulfilling the Lord’s work and helping those less fortunate. Your prayers and support for Femi and his family are greatly appreciated.
If you have any questions please reach out to me at anytime firstname.lastname@example.org or (702) 508-8399