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  • James Family May 2018 Update

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    Hello!

    Here is our May 2018 Update reporting on our recent trips to Chile and Brazil to train new Equipping Servants Facilitators.

    Thank you for standing with us praying for the work in Latin America of helping pastors and church leaders honor Christ by being true to His Scriptures.

    Kep and Debbie

  • James Family May 2018 Prayer & Praise

    • Praise for the 2 Equipping Servants/ Disciples Making Disciples – Facilitator Training weeks last month -- in Concepcion, Chile we had 52 people, and in Sao Paolo, Brazil we had 35. Pray for the Lord’s guidance as they organize to start new groups in July. Also, please pray for God’s provision for Pastor Book Sets for each of the new participants as we start new ESI groups.

    • Pray for ESI pastors Boris Arancibia, Edgar Mamani and Sebastian Moreno as they attend BASICS at Parkside in May – that this will be an encouraging time of growing in their partnership in the gospel with us.

  • Prayer Requested!

    A quick request for your prayer this week! Debbie and I will travel tonight to Temuco, Chile to spend the week with our Equipping Servants (ESI) Chile team. 65 people are signed up -- 45 to be trained to lead new groups as ESI Facilitators-in-Training, and the other 20 will finish up their training process as ESI Facilitator/Leaders of existing groups. We value your prayer for gospel impact in each of our lives, and that all of us will grow in our commitment to honor Christ by being true to His Scriptures in they way we think and live and serve!

    Thank you for praying -- you are with us in Chile through your prayers!! Kep

  • James Family April 2018 Update

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    Happy Easter -- SO thankful to God for His greatest gift to us!

    This Update reports what we did last week expanding Equipping Servants into Argentina, training new ESI Facilitators. And our plans in April to start ESI in Brazil and new cities in Chile.

    Thank you for praying with us for gospel impact across Latin America!

    Kep and Debbie

  • James Family April 2018 Prayer & Praise

    • Please pray for 2 Equipping Servants/ Disciples Making Disciples – Facilitator Training sessions this month: April 12-14 in Concepcion, Chile; April 25-27 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Pray that the Lord will bring the right people to lead new groups in each of these cities. Also, please pray for God’s provision for Pastor Book Sets for each of the new participants as we start new ESI groups in August.

    • Pray for the 1000+ ESI/ Disciples Making Disciples participants in Bolivia, Ecuador, Mexico, Peru, Colombia, Uruguay and Chile. Pray for the 2000 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, 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.

  • James Family March 2018 Update

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    Greetings from La Paz!

    Attached is our March 2018 Update. We thank God for the overwhelming response we received in 3 new countries (Paraguay, Argentina and Brazil) inviting us to come and start Equipping Servants/ESI. Would you please pray with us for the ESI Facilitator Training Sessions planned for March 21-23 in Salta, Argentina; April 12-14 in Concepcion, Chile; April 25-27 in Sao Paulo, Brazil; June 14-16 in Asuncion, Paraguay. These Facilitator Training Weeks are designed to help the trainers learn how to lead a mutual discipleship process grounded in the study of the book of Romans.

    Thanking God for your partnership in the gospel through your prayers,

    Kep

  • James Family March 2018 Prayer & Praise

    • Praise for good interest in Paraguay and Brazil and Argentina to begin Equipping Servants/ Disciples Making Disciples. We are planning a Facilitators Training March 19-21 in Salta, Argentina; April 12-14 in Concepcion, Chile; April 25-27 in Sao Paulo, Brazil and June 14-16 in Asuncion, Paraguay – pray that the Lord will bring the right people to lead new groups in each of these cities/ countries. Also, please pray for God’s provision for Pastor Book Sets for each of the new participants that will begin ESI in the month of August 2018.

    • Pray for the 1000+ ESI/ Disciples Making Disciples participants in Bolivia, Ecuador, Mexico, Peru, Colombia, Uruguay and Chile. Pray for the 2000 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, 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.

  • Quick Update

    A quick update of what's happening -- thank you for praying for our time in Paraguay and Brazil and Argentina. We spent 3 days of intensive meetings in Santos, Brazil near Sao Paulo. Our purpose visiting these cities is to meet key pastors to see if there is interest in studying the Bible with us and growing in a process of mutual discipleship. We met with several groups, and found that God has prepared the ground -- there is much interest.

    After that we traveled to Salta in northern Argentina and met with 7 key pastors last night. We will meet with another 50 tonight. It appears that the Evangelical church here is very fractured and that many have abandoned the Bible in lieu of pragmatism and mysticism. Pray that the Lord will show us if we can be of help to local churches in helping pastors and leaders to grow in their commitment to honor Christ by being true to His Scriptures --thinking and living and serving according to and on the basis of the Resource He has given us for transformation and growth!

  • ESI Trip Update- Keep Praying!

    Thank you for praying! I know people are praying because we are seeing such amazing things happening. Let me tell you about 2 that only have a God-is-working explanation. The first is how God provided a Coordinator for ESI in Paraguay to help plan and organize the first ESI event -- a Facilitator Training in June. When we start in a new country we need to find a coordinator -- if we don't find that person, the Facilitator Training will never happen. To find such a person is difficult, because it needs to be a volunteer, respected by the other pastors, and who can be trusted to follow through with communication, and who is willing to put in a bit of time to set everything up locally. But God had all that worked out! Because we met a pastor/missionary who is an ESI graduate!!! pastoring a church in Asuncion -- who is excited along with his wife to be that coordinator! Marcelo and Marilyn are from Argentina, lived 5 years in La Paz where he went through ESI before they came to Asuncion. We met them on Wednesday night, and they are quality people -- and passionate to help other pastors and church leaders honor Christ by being true to the Scriptures!! And there are 2 other Paraguayans who are willing to help support them, so we have somewhat of a team there! So that's one miracle.

  • James February 2018 Update

    Hi from HOT Paraguay -- tonight its a short report to tell you how our meetings with pastors went in Paraguay. We met with 120 pastors and church leaders on Monday night to explain what ESI is and how we could serve the church in Asuncion. On Tuesday we traveled 3 hours to the town of Coronel Oviedo to talk with 70 pastors and church leaders. There is a sincere interest to start ESI here (Equipping Servants pastoral training).

    Over the course of the 3 days here the Lord brought us into contact with a number of key figures in the Paraguayan church who would like to partner with us. The sense of everyone here is that we should proceed ahead with the ESI Facilitator training June 14-16. We value your prayer as we organize this important event, which will serve as the launching pad to train leaders for new ESI groups in Paraguay.