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  • James Family May 2017 Prayer Requests

    1. Pray for one of our ESI pastors in Oruro, Juan Carlos, who is leading an ESI group of 15 people there. He asks for prayer as he consider starting a church plant in that very spiritually needy and idolatrous city.

    2. Pray for our ESI team in Santa Cruz. They are considering starting 10 ESI in 10 strategic towns outside of Santa Cruz in the next few months. There is a great hunger in this region to study God’s Word.

    3. Pray for the 10 new groups (150 participants) starting ESI in Bogota, Columbia and the 20 groups (300 participants) starting in Temuco, Chile in July -- and all that this means for May and June, needing to train new facilitators and purchase ESI Pastor Book Sets.

  • James Family April 2017 Prayer Requests

    1. Pray for one of our ESI pastors in Oruro, Juan Carlos, who is leading an ESI group of 15 people there. He asks for prayer as he consider starting a church plant in that very spiritually needy and idolatrous city.

    2. Pray for our ESI team in Santa Cruz. They are considering starting 10 ESI in 10 strategic towns outside of Santa Cruz in the next few months. There is a great hunger in this region to study God’s Word.

    3. Pray for ESI in Santa Cruz as our leaders contact pastoral groups in Brazil and Northern Argentina in June and July to see if there might be interest in starting ESI there in 2018.

  • ESI March 2017 Newsletter

    Download the March 2017 ESI Newsletter with lots of photos here.

     We thank God for your partnership in the gospel with ESI. ESI’s commitment is to honor Christ by strengthening the local church throughout Latin America so that it will be true to the Scriptures. We do this by discipling pastors and church leaders to grow in the grace of the Lord Jesus in their walk with God, to be faithful to His charge of discipling believers and mobilizing the church to take the gospel where it is least known.

  • James Family March 2017 Update

    Download the James Family March 2017 Update here.

    Greetings from Bolivia!

    We trust you are well. Our March 2017 Update addresses one of the serious challenges we face as Equipping Servants continues to expand around Latin America, attempting to include the broadest cross-section of Christian denominations possible -- what is the basis of Christian unity?

    We value your prayers for gospel unity and for our lives and ministry to honor Christ.

    Thankful to God for your partnership in the gospel with us,

    Kep and Debbie

  • James Family March 2017 Prayer & Praise

    • 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 the church around Latin America and to reach the lost with the gospel of Christ.

    • Pray for the three ESI groups with 45 participants that recently started in Montevideo. Pray for the 3 new ESI groups that started in Bogota, as well as 3 new groups in Cajamarca, Peru. Pray for the 40 prospective ESI leaders in Temuco, Chile who expressed interest in starting ESI groups in July, and for Kep and his ESI Expansion team as they train these church leaders in a 4-day ESI Facilitator Training Course in June. Pray that we will be able to effectively help church leaders around Latin America study, teach and preach God’s Word to disciple believers and mobilize the church to reach the least-reached -- so that no one will live or die without hearing the Good News of Jesus.

  • James Family February 2017 Update Part 2

    Download the James' Family February 2017 Update Part 2 with photos here.

    Greetings from Bolivia!

    Attached is our February 2017 Update about the amazing things God did last week in Temuco, Chile -- gearing up to start ESI (Equipping Servants) there in June.

  • James Family February 2017 Update

    Greetings from Bolivia! We want you to know how much we value your prayers for us and our ministry here. We see God impacting many lives, and we believe that God is answering your prayer!

    Please pray for my trip tomorrow to Temuco, Chile to meet with pastors and denominational leaders to discuss the possibility of starting ESI (Equipping Servants pastoral ministry) in that area.

  • Kep & Debbie New Year's Note

    In this last day of 2016, we thank God seeing how He is advancing the Gospel in so many lives, and we thank Him for your partnership in the Gospel with us. We’re also thinking about how much sin has ruined the world, yet the joy of seeing Jesus in His power and mercy rescue many people. And we marvel about His faithfulness and grace in our lives and your lives.

  • James Family January 2017 Prayer & Praise

    • Pray for ESI (Equipping Servants pastoral training). Two groups with 30 participants started in Montevideo, and they plan to start another one in April. Pray for pastors Jaime and Sebastian from Bogota who plan to start ESI in February. Pray for three pastors in Cajamarca and Tarapoto, Peru who plan to start ESI groups in February. Pray that we will be able to effectively help church leaders around Latin America study, teach and preach God’s Word to disciple believers and mobilize the church to reach the least-reached -- so that no one will live or die without hearing the Good News of Jesus.

  • December 2016 James Family Update

    Hi from Bolivia! Thank you for praying for our ministry around Latin America. This Update features the remarkable testimony of Juan Jose Quispe, Aymara pastor and ESI leader. Please let us know how we can be praying for you! Love, Kep and Debbie