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  • 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.

  • James Family June 2017 Prayer Requests

    • 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.

  • 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.