Susanne Frerichs and Abraham Hernández
Armed with a call that began while she was in high school, Susie has ministered in Mexico since 1994, serving first with Proyecto Amistad (Presbyterian Border Ministry) in Piedras Negras, Coahuila and later as a Christian educator and mission facilitator in the rural, indigenous Presbytery of the Huastecas (states of San Luis Potosi and Hidalgo). In 2011, she married Abraham Hernandez, who she met while serving in his hometown of El Frijolillo (San Luis Potosi). She transferred her church membership to the Frijolillo church and has continued to serve the churches of the Presbytery of the Huastecas as a lay pastor ever since.
With a passion for leading local believers in the discovery of what it means to live as true disciples of Jesus Christ, Susie has been given the opportunity to carry out her calling with the women, youth and children of her home church. Abraham shares that passion and not only supports Susie´s call, but he teaches an adult discipleship class himself.
Susie rejoined the staff of Proyecto Amistad in 2014 to serve as the Coordinator of Ministries in the Huastecas and principal US contact for the ministry. Proyecto Amistad is a Christian non-profit organization which provides resources for training and guidance to churches in Mexico who wish to implement its Club Amistad ministry for children at risk. Based out of Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, the ministry´s goal is to impact a new generation of Mexicans with the Gospel of Jesus Christ, who will in turn, transform Mexican society. Susie and Abraham teach Bible and Literature to the 25 children of Frijolillo´s Club Amistad and also provide support to the five additional clubs that are currently in operation in the Huastecas Presbytery.
Susie was born and raised in Kearney, NE. She has a B.A. in Education from Hastings College and received a Master’s Degree in Intercultural Studies from Fuller Theological Seminary in 2010. Abraham was born, raised, and educated in Frijolillo and earns a living keeping honey bees and maintaining orange groves.
“What is more, I consider everything a loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord….” Philippians 3:8
To donate by check to the Frerichs-Hernández’s Support:
Make checks payable to The Antioch Partners, write “Frerichs-Hernández Support” on memo line and mail to:
7132 Portland Ave., Suite 136
Richfield, MN, 55423