Abraham and Fabiola Avila2018-04-24T16:21:15+00:00

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Abraham Birthday 05/28
Fabiola Birthday 03/22
Abraham & Fabiola Wedding Anniversary 06/01
Marco Birthday 05/14
Leilani Birthday 04/25
Joaquin Birthday 01/18
My wife Faby and I are products of the First Baptist Church of Hammond, Indiana. Our parents came to this church when we were both very young. We both graduated in 1998 from City Baptist Schools. We were married on June 1, 2002. We have three children: Marco, Leilani, and Joaquin.
I work in the Spanish Department of First Baptist Church as the superintendent for the Primary Department (six- and seven-year-olds) and the Reformers Unanimous program. I also sing in the choir for the Spanish Department and have been a deacon at First Baptist since April 2009.
I began working with children in early 2000. I quickly saw the importance of early biblical teaching for the young. I am amazed at how early a child can be taught the difference between right and wrong. A child’s mind and heart are too tender to leave to the teachings of this world.
Pastor Schaap hosted a men’s all-night prayer meeting on the grounds of Hyles-Anderson College in mid 2009. My six-year-old son Marco accompanied me to his first all-night prayer meeting that year. There Marco and I prayed that the Lord would show him what He wants him to be “when he grows up.” Around 1:00 a.m. as we were praying by a tree near the HAC pond, the question popped into my head, Abraham, what do you want to be when you grow up? I laughed and quickly brushed it off. I continued to pray with Marco that God would speak to him. As the night continued, I kept thinking on that question more and more. I asked God if He wanted me to do more.
The following week after Wednesday night church, my friend asked me what I thought about Peru. I stated that I had never been there but would love to visit one day. He laughed and reworded his question. He asked me if I would ever consider working in part with a mission team planting churches in Peru. I laughed and asked him if he was serious. He maintained his smile and said “Yes.” He didn’t push the question anymore but simply stated, “Think and pray about it.” I asked God if that is what He wanted me to do. A few months went by, and my friend approached me once more. After many nights of prayer and conversing with my wife, I had a definite answer for my friend Dan Hubbard—“Yes.”
I thank God for this great opportunity. I am eagerly looking forward to working with the second generation, the future adults, the children of South America.
-Abraham Avila
First Baptist Church of Hammond


507 State Street

Hammond, IN 46320

(219) 932-0711


Information Packet


(219) 378-8617

Hermanos Santos Garcia 395, Dept. 301, Urb. Valle Hermosos, Santiago de Surco, Lima, Peru 33

Hermanos Santos Garcia 395, Dept. 301, Urb. Valle Hermosos, Santiago de Surco, Lima, Peru 33




You can financially support our family and ministry by giving here online, or you can mail checks to FBMI, 507 State Street, Hammond, IN 46320, and designate your giving to Missionary #6604.



Abraham Avila Prayer Letter: To Be Continued . . .

Abraham Avila Prayer Letter:  To Be Continued . . .What a sight to see . . .

This July, my family and I had the opportunity to represent Team Peru in Arequipa. I had the opportunity to preach to adults only and two Sunday services during our weekend visit. It was a great turnout. We spoke on rearing teenagers/children and harmony in the household. It was a sweet gathering, with many decisions made. We also had the opportunity to try new meals and make new friendships.

IBI Chorrillos celebrated their 6th anniversary last week. They finished construction on their beautiful new building just in time for the conference. They invited Pastor Andres Gomez to preach, and there was a great turnout. What a sight to see—the new building, the souls that were witnessed to, and the decisions that were made.

To be continued . . .

The following announcement comes with a heavy heart, as I have sincerely enjoyed my time with FBMI Team Peru. After much counsel and prayer, my family and I will be returning to the States this coming August. My main goal is to take care of some health issues.

With the team’s guidance and mentorship, my responsibilities here have been one of the most rewarding work experiences of my life. I will greatly miss my teammates and friends made in our church plants. All this was possible due to the unique culture of each church plant and team member. I am deeply appreciative of the numerous opportunities to build skills in numerous areas. I feel better prepared to face whatever the next position God may have for me. My desires are to be involved in whatever ministry God may have for us at FBC Hammond. I look forward to reconnecting in the future.

Please let me know how I can be of assistance during the transition period. I wish you, your ministries, and your families the very best going forward and pray that God will continue to use you for His glory. Please know that none of what has transpired in the last six years would have been possible without your love, prayer, and financial support. We know that what you gave on our behalf was given sacrificially. Your giving has not been in vain. We love you all.

Prayer Requests

• Safety for our family, our team leader Bro. Zach Foust, and the other families of Team Peru
• Health for the families of Team Peru
• Safety for our family during our return trip this August
• God’s will to be done during our transition


• We saw 22 souls saved.
• Our Sunday school class children are soul winning and bringing visitors to church.
• We get to watch our children grow and develop into fine young individuals.
• We had Pastor Andres Gomez and his youngest son Benjamin visit Team Perú for IBI Chorrillos’ 6th Anniversary.

Thank you once again for your prayers and support.

Your co-laborers to Peru,

Abraham, Fabiola, Marco, Leilani, and Joaquin Avila

July 29th, 2018|Tags: , |