Sunday, June 16, 2013

New Donation Address

Please make note of the new address for where to send your donations:
Alternative Missions
PO Box 3107
Ferndale, WA 98248-3107

*Make checks payable to Alternative Missions  with a separate note indicating that it's for The Silbermans.

Online donations stay the same.

Thanks to all of you who take part of our ministry this way.  If you can't go, will you give?


We believe 100% that when people donate to our ministry, they are joining our ministry. God uses all of us in different ways in order for Him to be glorified. We are on the field and do not receive a salary, only what comes to us by donations. We live by faith.

We want to encourage you to pray and seek the Lord on how you would like to join our ministry and the work that God is doing in Mexico. There are three ways you can give:

1. Send to:
Alternative Missions
PO Box 3107
Ferndale, WA 98248-3107

Checks made out to ALTERNATIVE MISSIONS.

Send a note on a separate piece of paper indicating that it is for Cofradía Staff Members: Steve and Efigenia Silberman.

2. You can also safely and easily donate online directly by clicking here.

Thanks for being part of our team!

Thursday, June 06, 2013


GREETINGS from LINCOLN, CALIFORNIA!  That’s right!  We are in the United States making our way to Washington State.  It has been 2 1/2 years since we’ve been back and we’re looking forward to spending some time with family and visiting friends.  Our trip started on May 21 as we drove north and visited friends in Phoenix, Palm Desert, family in Perris, Oxnard, family and friends in Bakersfield, Santa Maria, Salinas, family in Tracy, and now we’re with family in Lincoln.  Our plans are to head east from here crossing Nevada, Utah, Wyoming, and South and North Dakota to arrive in Winnipeg to visit more friends.  Then, we’ll head back through Montana, Idaho, and Washington.  Please keep us in your prayers as we’ll be travelling with a full truck (this trip has just about convinced us that we need a bigger vehicle, LOL).

Last month, we asked you to pray for...

  • EL RETO LA CRUZ has been a huge success.  180 students were involved and they will finish up for EL RETO FINAL on June 8.  Here is something I wrote about it recently
  • Mother’s Day 60 women came to our annual Mother’s Day Breakfast.
  • Ruben Garzon, one of the youth who grew up in the church was married on May 18 to a young lady who goes to a church in Tuxpan.  We’re happy for him!
  • Trip to States  As I’ve mentioned, we are doing some travelling.  We’d appreciate your continued prayers and if we are in your area, please let us know. Here are some recent pics.
Links to other news:
This month, will you please pray for...
  • Trip in the States  Please pray for our trip as we’ll be travelling all this month of June.  Again, we’d love to see you if we’re in your area.  You can follow us on Facebook.  Please pray for safe travels, divine encounters, and ministry opportunities.
  • Ministry Needs Our ministry has many needs right now.  Check out the list to see how you can get involved.
Thank you very much for partnering with us through your prayers and financial support.
Click here to donate to our personal support.

PLEASE NOT THE NEW MAILING ADDRESS FOR ALTERNATIVE MISSIONS SUPPORT.  Another way to donate is by sending a check made out to Alternative Missions to Alternative Missions / PO Box 3107 / Ferndale, WA 98248.  On a separate note, indicate that it is for The Silbermans.

Steve, Geña, Rebecka, Emma, and Mackenzie Silberman
Missionaries to Mexico
Alternative Missions Cofradia
Area Director
SKYPE: “srsilberman”


"The Trip"

Here are some scenes of our trip so far...
Hanging out with the Rodriguez dog in Phoenix

Visiting the Mungers in Palm Desert

Rebecka and her cousin Kathy out for a morning walk

Papi and Rebecka out for a walk in Perris

Rebecka on a Rock

Mackenzie learning how to shop at IKEA

Visiting the Jimenez's in Oxnard at the Channel Is. Museum

Barbacue in Bakersfield with Geña's mom and nieces

Alicia and her husband cooking at the barby

Fun in the Bakersfield sun

Most recent family photo 

Mackenzie's new do

Just some of the cousins in Bakersfield

More cousins in Tracy