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 January 2021 Update

    Greetings from Cleveland!

     

    Debbie and I have had a wonderful Home Assignment in Ohio. Since Christmas, it has been especially nice to have our whole family together–something we do not get to enjoy very often living on different continents!

     

    Debbie and I look forward to returning to Bolivia shortly. Before that happens, however, I’ll be spending a month (Feb 11-March 15) in Egypt and several countries in N Africa visiting a church-planter training ministry that Parkside Church supports. Please pray for my time with the African church leaders, and specifically that the Lord will allow me to encourage these believers seeking to impact this important region with the gospel. After I return to Cleveland on March 15, Debbie and I will fly to La Paz the following weekend.

     

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  • Kep & Debbie February 2021 Prayer Requests

    *Pray for Kep and Debbie as they finish up their Home Assignment at Parkside this month and return to ministry in Bolivia in mid-March. Kep will leave on February 11 to spend 3 weeks with a pastoral training ministry in Africa. Please pray for Kep as he meets with pastors in several African countries. Pray that God will give him wisdom to see how to encourage and help this ministry as it seeks to honor Christ raising up church planters.

     

    *Praise for the 5 ESI (Equipping Servants –Disciples Making Disciples) groups meeting in Guatemala. They report good progress in their study through the book of Romans. Many of the 50 participants in Guatemala give testimony of how God is speaking deeply into their lives, and how they are getting serious about Jesus and the gospel as the passion and center of their lives and ministries.

     

    *Praise for good reports from ESI participants in other countries studying through the Bible. Even with Covid restrictions, ESI still has 2200 participants meeting in 176 groups in 15 countries. Pray that the Lord will use the study of God’s Word to increase gospel impact in many churches, and that the result will be churches motivated to make Christ known, since no one should live or die without having the opportunity to hear the good news of Jesus.

     

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  • Kep & Debbie January 2021 Prayer Requests

    • Praise that the 5 ESI (Equipping Servants –Disciples Making Disciples) groups in Guatemala are making good progress in their study through the book of Romans. Many of the 50 participants report that God is speaking deeply into their lives, and that they are getting serious about Jesus and the need to get His gospel into the center of their lives, churches, teaching and preaching.

     

    • Praise for good reports from ESI participants in many of the 15 countries where we currently work. Last month many of these pastors and church leaders completed the three year process. Pray that the Lord will use their gospel centered preaching and teaching to impact their churches -- that the result will be people in their churches motivated to tell people about Jesus, since no one should live or die without having the opportunity to hear the good news of Jesus.

     

    • Pray that the Lord will give us wisdom as we continue planning to expand ESI into parts of Africa and North America in 2021.

     

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The James Family

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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.