Avenal is located in the California Central Valley, halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco, 5 miles off the I-5 highway. Avenal’s population is about 12,000, which includes inmates of the Avenal State Prison. Many local residents, mostly Hispanic, are employed in agriculture jobs. One of the mayor employers is the Wonderful Company. In 2013, the city council self-proclaimed Avenal to be the Pistachio Capital of the World, reflecting the importance of the pistachio industry to the city’s economy.
PRAYER REQUESTS: Pray so that God continues to build up entire families to be strong in the faith. Pray that we may together spread the message of salvation throughout our community. May God prepare the hearts of both adults and children to receive His love. Pray also that we are able to effectively minister to the people of the community and their particular needs. Also, for our children, Daisy and Moises who are in college, that the Lord would give them wisdom and intelligence to finish their studies.
(Casa De Dios Christian Fellowship, PO Box 303, Avenal, CA 93204)