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


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(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.



Roberto Tirado Prayer Letter: Furlough Blessings

Roberto Tirado Prayer Letter:  Furlough Blessings


“Beloved, thou doest faithfully whatsoever thou doest to the brethren, and to strangers; Which have borne witness of thy charity before the church: whom if thou bring forward on their journey after a godly sort, thou shalt do well.” (III John 5-6) We began our six-week furlough two weeks ago, and we have been truly blessed by each one of the four churches in which we have presented our ministry. We have had the opportunity to participate and serve in three Missions Conferences and one Wednesday night service in Ohio and Michigan. We have been warmly received, and each church has been very generous towards us. I have had the opportunity to preach, present our field, and go soul winning. Angela has been blessed by speaking to the ladies in three churches.


We will be traveling to eight more churches in the states of Indiana, Ohio, and Michigan. Please pray for traveling mercies as we drive to our destinations. Please pray for the faithfulness of our church people back in Santo Domingo; we are eager to return home to begin ministering once again to the Dominicans and Haitians in El Café, Santo Domingo Oeste. I have three preacher friends who are helping our people by preaching for me. Please pray with us for the health of my parents, Ramon (84) and Guadalupe (83), who live in Florida.


Hope Baptist Church in Toledo, Ohio, voted us on for monthly support. Just yesterday I received an email from the missions secretary, giving us the good news! Thank you, Hope Baptist Church, for taking us on as your missionaries to the Dominican Republic. We thank each one of our supporting churches for financially and prayerfully partnering with us to reach the needy peoples in the Dominican Republic. My family and I are grateful for your love and compassion for lost souls.

For souls,

Roberto Tirado

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