Pray for Ashley

January 14, 2019


Dear Friends,

 I was having lunch with a pastor the other day. He asked me “why should I be a part of ABCOFLASH?” Among other reasons, I told him, “Because we’re family.” 


Case in point: one of our family members, Pastor Gabriel Aguirre of Esperanza & Vida in Downey, needs our help. His daughter, Ashley, is gravely ill. 


Some of you may recall that we made an appeal for funds for Ashley when she was first diagnosed with Leukemia. The funds and prayers were well received. In fact, Ashley got better, was in remission, and was close to being called “cancer free.” Then, it came back. She is a sick young lady. 


We’ve been in touch with her doctor (with the parents’ permission) and the prognosis is not at all good. But, when the doctor’s do not have hope, we do. Hope was expressed at a beautiful prayer meeting for Ashley. Ashley’s mom, Lorena, was so joyful in the Lord-one would never expect that she was carrying such a burden. The meeting was at the church and Ashley, tired, but all smiles, joined us from the hospital via “FaceTime.”


Let’s keep hope alive for this sweet family. First and foremost, pray. Then after you have prayed, pray again. Please. Please. 


Also, a tangible expression of hope would be for you to make a donation to the family. Although many of the medical expenses have been covered or deferred, the bi-vocational salary of Pastor Gabriel has been decreased because he has needed to take significant time off from work to be with his family at this critical time. Would you (and possibly your church) consider making a donation to ABCOFLASH? I hope it goes without saying that 100% of the funds will go directly to this family in need. In fact, there is an anonymous donor who will give up to $5,000 dollars in matching funds. In other words, if we raise $5,000 from you or your church, the family will receive $10,000. I hope that is a minimum figure they receive. I won’t go into details, but trust me, they need more.


If you could only do one thing, either give or pray, I would ask you to pray. (Again, please.) God will raise the help that is needed. 


I am grateful that we have a God who provides and who heals. I am also grateful to be a part of the ABCOFLASH family. 



In His Service (and Yours),


Andy Quient

Acting Executive Minister


Send donations to:



Ashley Fund

PO Box 1868,

Glendale, CA 91209


or click the button below and make a one time donation.


Please make sure to mark your donation as "Regional Special Offering" and in the Giving Description section of the page make sure to designate it to the Ashley Fund.

February 7th, 2019