News from Latin America

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News about what is going on in Latin America from a mission’s perspective.

During a survey trip to Ecuador in November, Kason & Bethany Bloom were able to rent a house and get a few necessary items for their new home. The Blooms are just under one month away from moving to Ecuador on January 18, 2022! Continue to pray that they would find all they need to...
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Latin America is currently seeing a leftist resurgence. In the last 5 years, several socialists have been elected to the highest office in their respective countries: Chile’s Gabriel Boric, Honduras’ Xiomara Castro, Peru’s Pedro Castillo, Argentina’s Alberto Fernandez, and Mexico’s Lopez Obrador. This shift to the left will only increase in 2022, with Brazil & Colombia’s...
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The Beckers are excited to be just one month away from leaving for Argentina on January 18, 2022! They are also grateful that the Lord has blessed them with another child arriving in July 2022. Robert & Emma are specifically praying for a strong finish to deputation, the rest of their support and set-up fund to...
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Chile elected 35-year-old Gabriel Boric as its new president in Sunday’s run-off election. He is the youngest president in Chilean history and its most leftist and liberal in over 50 years. Not since the famed Salvadore Allende has Chile had another socialist leader. Boric has branded himself a moderate socialist, distancing his rhetoric and values from the...
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The Batemans are praising the Lord for how the church in Rosario, Argentina continues to grow. They are excitedly preparing for their first youth camp at the end of January 2022. Please pray for the youth leaders and young people who will attend this camp. Please also pray for a new ministry the Batemans have started in...
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This Sunday, December 19, Chile will vote for a new president. The first round of elections in November saw conservative José Antonio Kast finish with a narrow lead over leftist former student activist Gabriel Boric. That has since flipped, with Boric now with a slight lead. Both candidates have been busy vying for support in key...
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In the past few months, Jonathan and Rebekah Anderson have seen much activity and growth in the 3 churches they started in Mexico. More people have gotten involved in serving, and God continues to bring new visitors weekly. A 4-week marriage class is currently being taught at the newest church plant, and the Andersons are...
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More than 15 million Chileans registered to vote in Sunday’s presidential elections. Ultra-conservative José Antonio Kast finished with 28% of the vote while leftist former student activist Gabriel Boric finished at 26%. In Chile’s electoral system, if no candidate secures a 50% majority, the two top finishers compete in a runoff, which will be held on December...
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Blake and Bridgette Young are in Book 1 of language school in Colombia and are beginning to understand and use Spanish more and more each day! Blake has been able to pray in Spanish in several church services and both he and Bridgette have helped with outreach activities, youth nights, and men’s and women’s meetings at the...
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On Sunday, November 21, Chileans will head to the polls to elect a new president. Currently, the front-runners are leftist former student activist Gabriel Boric and ultra-conservative José Antonio Kast, with pre-election polls showing Kast with a slight lead. If no candidate obtains at least 50% of the vote, a run-off will be held in December. In...
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