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  • James Family November 2017 Update

    Download the James' November 2017 Update with photos here.

    Greetings from Bolivia!

    Attached is our November Update featuring Kep's recent ESI conferences in Bogota, Colombia and Loja, Ecuador.

    Thank you for praying and for your partnership in the gospel with us,

    Kep and Debbie James

  • James Family October 2017 Update

    Greetings from Bolivia!

    We trust you are well. Attached is our October 2017 UPDATE. We especially value your prayers for the upcoming Equipping Servants (ESI) pastors conferences in Bogota and Loja.

    Thank you for praying for us.

    Kep and Debbie

  • James Family October 2017 Prayer & Praise

    • Pray for the many new ESI (Equipping Servants Internship) groups in Santa Cruz, Bolivia, in Temuco, Chile and in Bogota, Colombia. There is great enthusiasm about studying the Word of God. So many church leaders have recognized the terrible consequences in their churches and in their own lives from abandoning the Bible over recent years. Pray for gospel impact in lives, marriages, families, ministries, churches and cities in these new regions as pastors and church leaders commit to study the Bible together.

    • Pray for the ESI “Fundamentos” pastors conference in Bogota (October 12-14) on the topic of Discipleship.

    • Pray for the ESI Fundamentos pastors conference in Loja, Ecuador oct 17-21 on the topic of Biblical Counseling.

  • James Family September 2017 Update

    Greetings from Bolivia.

    I returned yesterday from visiting our three ESI (Equipping Servants) pastoral training groups in Montevideo. The work is moving ahead well, and I'm encouraged.

    Also we hear good reports from the 200 new participants who began ESI last month in Temuco region of Chile. We value your prayers for continuing gospel impact in many lives as men and women set about to study God's Word.

  • James Family August 2017 Update

    Greetings from La Paz.

    We thank you for your prayers for the ministry of ESI (Equipping Servants) as it expands around Latin America engaging pastors in the study of God's Word. New groups have started this month in Chile and Colombia, as well as Santa Cruz, Bolivia.

    I'll report on that expansion in September, but for now -- please pray for the ESI pastors conferences in La Paz and Santa Cruz August 17-22. We've invited Billy King from Rico Tice's Christianity Explored ministry to teach and encourage Bolivian pastors to stay on task with personal evangelism. 

  • James Family August 2017 Prayer & Praise

    • Pray for the many new ESI (Equipping Servants Internship) groups starting this month in Santa Cruz, Bolivia and Temuco, Chile and Bogota, Colombia.

    • Pray for the ESI “Fundamentos” pastors conferences in La Paz, Bolivia (August 17-19) and Santa Cruz (August 20-22) on the topic of Evangelism from the Gospel of Mark. We are expecting over 500 at those 2 conferences.

    • Pray for the over 1000 active Equipping Servants Internship (ESI) participants in Bolivia, Ecuador, Mexico, Peru, Colombia, Uruguay and Chile. 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, 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 July 2017 Update

    Download the James Family July 2017 Update with photos here.

    Hello from Bolivia!

    This month our Update focuses on our ESI Facilitator Training that we did last week in Chile.

    Thank you for praying for the work here,

    Kep and Debbie James

  • James Family June 2017 Update 2

    Download the James June 2017 Update here.

    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.

    Thank you,

    Kep

  • James Family July 2017 Prayer Requests

    • Praise for the excellent ESI (Equipping Servants Internship) Facilitator Training weeks in Colombia, Bolivia and Chile. Pray for the 10 ESI leaders in Santa Cruz preparing to start 10 new groups with 150 participants in Santa Cruz in July. Pray for the 43 pastors and church leaders in Temuco, Chile preparing to start 20 ESI groups for 300 new participants the first week of August. And pray for the ESI leaders in Bogota who plan to start 10 new groups for 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, 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 June 2017 Update

    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.