Susanne Frerichs and Abraham Hernández
Note: Sadly, Susie passed away on June 14, 2019 after a short, intense battle with cancer. Please join with us in holding her husband, Abraham, up in prayer, as well as all those who knew and loved Susie.
Armed with a call that began while she was in high school, Susie began serving in Mexico in 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, whom she met while serving in his hometown of El Frijolillo (San Luis Potosi). She transferred her church membership to the Frijolillo church and continued serving the churches of the Presbytery of the Huastecas as a lay pastor until her recent death.
With a passion for leading local believers in the discovery of what it means to live as true disciples of Jesus Christ, Susie was given the opportunity of carrying out her calling with the women, youth and children throughout the Presbytery of the Huastecas. Though her primary assignment was with the Most Holy Trinity Presbyterian Church of Frijolillo where she coordinated ministries for children and youth, Susie also served on the Presbytery´s education ministry, organizing training and continuing education opportunities for ministerial staff and church leadership throughout the Huastecas. Abraham not only supported Susie´s call, but God has likewise given him a passion to see his people walking in a real relationship with Jesus Christ and living out their Kingdom purpose as the body of Christ. He teaches adult Sunday school in Frijolillo, using materials from Disciple Nations Alliance which challenge participants to allow God to renew their minds and realign their lives, work, and faith to a Biblical, Christian worldview.
Just as Susie was, Abraham is an AMO® (Apacienta Mis Ovejas) instructor and he utilizes the AMO curriculum in his children´s ministry in Frijolillo. Abraham will continue the ministry focus he and Susie shared, namely, ministering to the mothers and fathers of the children in their local program, most of whom are unbelievers, and the spiritual development of Presbyterians in the Presbytery of the Huastecas.
Susie was born and raised in Kearney, NE. She had 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. He farms a total of 20 acres; growing corn, beans, sugarcane, and coffee, keeping honey bees, and maintaining 12 acres of orange groves, which provide nourishment not only for his family, but for neighbors as far away as Germany and Japan.
“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 “Preference for Frerichs-Hernández Support” on memo line and mail to:
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