The James Family
Kep and Debbie James work with SIM in Bolivia's capital city.
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Greetings from La Paz!
Download our June Update, where you'll see photos of the Parkside Church youth team sharing Christ with children in North Yungas and El Alto. Also photos of our ESI retreat 2 weeks ago with 100 pastors. And the ESI Facilitator Training with 10 pastors from Santa Cruz.
Would you please pray for Debbie and me as we travel next Thursday to Temuco, Chile to train 40 new ESI Facilitators during the last week of June? We hope to start 20 new groups with 300 participants in August.
Greetings from La Paz!
We'd like to ask you to pray for our Equipping Servants (ESI) Facilitator Training events coming up. Tomorrow we meet with 10 pastors from Santa Cruz. Later in June we plan to train a large number of pastors and church leaders in Temuco, Chile.
Please take a few minutes to read the encouraging testimony of one of our ESI leaders in Bolivia (pastor Edgar), and what God did in his life:
“Twenty some years ago at the age of 23, the goal of my life was to become the youngest president of my nation-wide denomination. I was already leader of our regional chapter, and was sought-out as an entertaining and popular motivational speaker in churches across Bolivia. I didn’t pay much attention to the Bible, or about advancing the cause of Christ, because my life was completely about advancing my own kingdom and the influence of my name.
• Pray for the 3 ESI (Equipping Servants Internship pastoral training) Facilitator Training weeks we are doing in Colombia, Bolivia and Chile. We’ll be meeting with 10 ESI leaders in Santa Cruz to launch 10 groups for 150 new participants in Santa Cruz in the next few weeks. We’ll train 40 pastors and church leaders in Temuco, Chile June 28- July 1, to begin 20 ESI groups for 300 new participants the first week of August. And Juan Cardenas held the Facilitator Training in Bogota May 22-26 for 13 new ESI leaders to begin 10 new groups in Bogota with 150 participants in July.
• Pray for the 850 active Equipping Servants Internship (ESI) participants in Bolivia, Ecuador, Mexico, Peru, Colombia and Uruguay. Pray for the 1625 total graduates since 2002. Pray that each pastor and church/ministry leader will grow in their desire to honor Christ by being true to His Scriptures, thinking and living and serving Biblically, to strengthen and mobilize the church around Latin America to disciple believers and reach the least reached with the gospel of Christ so that no one will live or die without hearing the Good News of Jesus.