The James Family

      


Kep and Debbie work with SIM in Bolivia's capital city, La Paz. Kep is the International Director of Equipping Servants International (ESI)- a three-year, part-time training and discipleship program among pastors and leaders of different churches and denominations. There are currently ESI groups meeting in 15 countries around Latin America, South America, and Europe.

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  • James September 2020 Update

    Hello from Cleveland, where we started our Home Assignment a month ago. We have spent wonderful time with family, and in the past week have started getting involved in meetings and activities at Parkside Church. At the same time we are still involved in ministry in our church in Bolivia -- preaching, teaching, small group meetings, evangelism and discipleship via Zoom.

     

    I continue meeting with many ESI (Equipping Servants -- Disciples Making Disciples) groups as they continue to meet and others start a new cycle. ESI Temuco, Chile even did an entire ESI Facilitator training online last month!! And ESI Guatemala is planning to begin their ESI Zoom meetings in a couple of weeks. Please pray for continuing gospel impact in the lives of many pastors and church leaders involved in the ESI mutual-discipleship process in the 15 countries where we currently meet.

     

    Please pray for the ILC Church in La Paz as believers seek to be the hands and feet of Jesus to many still struggling with sickness.

     

    Pray for Debbie as she supports our daughter Heather who is finishing up her Masters in Biblical Counseling -- Debbie is working with our grandchildren weekday mornings so that Heather can complete her internship. Our plan is to return to Bolivia in January.

     

    Thank you for your faithful prayers for gospel impact,

    Kep

  • Kep & Debbie September 2020 Prayer Requests

    *Please continue to pray for the COVID-19 situation in Bolivia. Hospitals continue to be overwhelmed with inadequate supplies of oxygen and medicine. Many businesses have failed, leaving families destitute. The ILC Church family is active providing food to struggling families. In the midst of many challenges, God is drawing people to Himself. Please pray that the Lord will use our Bolivian church as a useful instrument in His hands to point many people to Christ and His Word.

     

    *Pray for the ESI (Equipping Servants –Disciples Making Disciples) leaders and groups in the 15 countries where we currently meet. Over half the 180 ESI groups continue meeting by internet – the rest have no internet access and are waiting to resume in the near future. The newest country where we are starting ESI (which is Guatemala) plans to begin new groups in September. Please pray that the Lord will transform many lives as pastors and church leaders study Romans. Pray that these men and women will become gospel-centered in their thinking, passionate about Jesus in their living, and faithful in their service – because no one should live or die without having the opportunity to hear the good news of Jesus.

     

    *Pray for the ILC Church leadership team in La Paz, for wisdom deciding when and how to return to meeting physically as a church.

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  • Update on Juan Cardenas

    A quick note to thank you for praying for our good friend Pastor Juan Cardenas in Bolivia. We spoke with him a moment ago. He was released from the Covid hospital 2 days ago, and is now in a government quarantine area in La Paz during the next 21 days before he can go home. But he feels strong and is encouraged. He asked me to thank you for your prayers! Honestly we did not think he would make it at first when he got sick. We are thankful to the Lord for the life of Juan.

    Kep

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Kep and Debbie work with SIM in Bolivia's capital city, La Paz. Kep is the International Director of Equipping Servants International (ESI)- a three-year, part-time training and discipleship program among pastors and leaders of different churches and denominations. There are currently ESI groups meeting in 15 countries around Latin America, South America, and Europe.