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  • James Family September 2016 Update

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    Hi from Bolivia!

    Attached is our September 2016 Update in pdf. We've included family photos including Shae Ross (our grandchild #5 born in August). Andrew and Angie's plans to leave for Uruguay to plant churches. And a report on our recent Equipping Servants pastor/church leader conferences in Bolivia and Peru.

    Thank you for praying!

    Kep and Debbie James

  • James Family September 2016 Prayer & Praise

    • Praise for our Equipping Servants “Fundamentos 2016” pastors conferences in August in Santa Cruz and La Paz, Bolivia, and in Huanuco, Peru. Pastor Alex Donnelly taught from the book of Ruth.

    • Pray for Jonathan Holmes as he comes to La Paz to teach 300 pastors on the foundations of Biblical Counseling the weekend of September 23.

    • Pray for our ESI team and the SIM La Paz team as we send an exploratory team Sept 25-30 to the Bolivian jungle town of Rurrenebaque to see how we can train and encourage Tacana Indian church leaders who are seeking our help.

  • August 2016 James Update

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    Greetings from Bolivia!

    This Update features our Equipping Servants team in Bolivia. 17 of our 25 leaders met together this weekend. It was a huge encouragement being together! You can read what some of them reported God doing in their lives.

    Thank you for praying with us for gospel impact across Latin America as pastors and church leaders become committed to honoring Christ by being true to His Scriptures!

    Kep

  • James Family August 2016 Prayer & Praise

    • Pray for our Equipping Servants “Fundamentos 2016” pastors conferences this month. We’re expecting 600 participants in Santa Cruz (Aug 18-20), La Paz (Aug 25-27), and Huanuco, Peru (Aug 25-27). Please pray for gospel impact as pastor Alex Donnelly from Peru preaches on seeing Jesus in the book of Ruth in Bolivia and Jerry Cross in Peru teaches on living the gospel.

    • Pray for the 750 active Equipping Servants participants in Bolivia, Ecuador, Mexico, and Peru, and for the 1550 total graduates since 2002, that each church/ministry leader will grow in their desire to honor Christ by being true to His Scriptures discipling believers and reaching the lost with the gospel.

    • Pray for the Equipping Servants team starting groups in Uruguay this month. Pray as we train key pastors from Bogota, Colombia and Cajamarca, Peru over the next several months, as well as gear up to train Tacana Indian church leaders in the jungle region of La Paz in September. Pray that we will help church leaders better study, teach and preach the Bible to more effectively disciple believers and mobilize the church to reach the least-reached of Latin America -- so that no one will live or die without hearing the Good News of Jesus.

  • James Family July 2016 Prayer & Praise

    • Praise for gospel impact by the Parkside dental team in Peru for 10 days in May serving alongside our Equipping Servants pastoral training team in Huánuco.

    • Praise for the 120 Equipping Servants pastors who attended a weekend retreat at Camp Yungas in La Paz in June dealing with the topic of “Pay careful attention to yourselves and to all the flock in which the Lord has made you overseers”.

    • Praise for the 300 graduates from different levels of Equipping Servants training in Bolivia in June. Pray for the 800 active participants in Bolivia, Ecuador, Mexico, and Peru, and for the 1500 total graduates since 2002, that each church/ministry leader will grow in their desire to honor Christ by being true to His Scriptures discipling believers and reaching the lost with the gospel.

  • James Family June 2016 Update

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    Hello from Bolivia!

    I just returned from 10 days in Peru with a dental team from Parkside Church -- it was a wonderful time of ministry in the Quechua village of Angasmarka with our Equipping Servants pastoral training team. See photos from that trip in this Update.

    Also I want to let you know about the link to a excellent video on SIM's ministry in Bolivia and ways you might get involved in taking the gospel to the least reached: https://vimeo.com/165218288

    Thank you for praying with us that Jesus might be honored in Latin America,

    Kep and Debbie

  • James Family May 2016 Update

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    Equipping Servants (ESI) in Uruguay

    Last August we met Uruguayan pastors who invited us to come to Montevideo to start ESI ministry. In April we invited SIM Uruguay director Andres Corrales and Pastor Aldo Fernandez to La Paz for ESI training. These are godly men who have a passion to see a stronger church in their spiritually needy area of South America. We discovered that our hearts sync in the same direction, believing the best way to accomplish this is engaging pastors in the study of God’s Word in the context of committed Biblical friendships.

    Andres and Aldo plan to start ESI later this year in Montevideo. Pray for them as they select participants. Pray that the Lord will give Andres and Aldo wisdom to invite the right pastors and church leaders who will experience personal transformation, and be able to help others grow in Christ.

  • James Family May 2016 Prayer & Praise

    • We’re making progress developing a contacts and a plan to train Tacana Indian church leaders to more effectively study, teach and preach the Bible. Pray as we labor to engage the Bolivian church to reach the least-reached of Bolivia so that no one will live or die without hearing the Good News of Jesus.

    • Pray for God’s guidance as we expand Equipping Servants pastoral training into Uruguay in our effort to help church leaders grow in their commitment to Christ and His Scriptures. We had an excellent week of meetings in April training two key Uruguayan pastors to start Equipping Servants. Pray for a mature church in Uruguay committed to discipling believers and reaching the lost with the gospel of Christ.

  • James Family April 2016 Prayer & Praise

    • Pray for the Lord’s guidance as we expand Equipping Servants pastoral training into Uruguay in April in our effort to help church leaders grow in their commitment to Christ and His Scriptures. Pray for a mature church in Uruguay that disciples believers and reaches the lost with the gospel of Christ.

    • Pray for the 800 ESI (Equipping Servants pastoral training) participants in Bolivia, Ecuador, Mexico, and Peru. Pray for the 1073 graduates, that many churches will be transformed as pastors and church leaders honor Christ by being true to His Word.

  • James Family March 2016 Update

    Greetings from La Paz!

    As the month of March begins we thank the Lord for you who partner with us in your prayer and financial support, who love and care for us, and who show your commitment to the Gospel. We are so grateful for your involvement in our life and ministry. Please pray that God will work to lift up Jesus across Latin America. Pray that Christ will become known and worshiped as pastors and church leaders grow in their passion to honor Him by being true to His Scriptures and lead their churches toward Jesus!