News from Latin America

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

Andrew Wilder finishes formal language school this month! He continues to work with Iglesia Bautista El Faro and joins them for weekly services, Bible studies, & discipleship. Andrew has been able to preach several 5-minute messages for this church. Please continue to pray for him to be able to speak Spanish more fluently and use...
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Last week marked a return of the Día de los Muertos parade in Mexico. This holiday, celebrated in Mexico for centuries, finds its roots in Aztec rituals tied to Mictecacihuatl, or the Lady of the Dead. It is believed that on November 1, this goddess allowed spirits to travel back to earth to commune with...
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In August, the Bolivian government finally lifted many social restrictions and curfews, allowing churches to hold services in person. Kevin & Beth White have seen growth in all 3 of their churches, with many regular members returning. Their first two churches recently celebrated church anniversaries, and their third church held a conference where several people...
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Haiti has recently been mired in political instability, widespread gang violence, a presidential assassination, and an increase in kidnappings. Last weekend, 17 American and Canadian children and missionaries with Christian Aid Ministries were kidnapped by a Haitian gang. The gang has demanded a ransom of $1 million USD per person. Pray for the safety of...
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Stephen & Ashlee Underwood are headed to Argentina on November 6! They have finished Book 4 in language school and only have one book left to go through. The Underwoods are currently gathering the necessary paperwork before leaving. Pray for them during this time of transition!
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Recently, a massive fire burned for 14 hours on Guanaja Island in Honduras. Thankfully, no lives were lost, though over 100 people were injured, 90 homes were destroyed, and nearly half of the 6,000 residents are temporarily living in the streets. Pray for those in need of help, but pray also that this might be an...
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Kyle and Hannah Shreve are at 60% of their needed support and are planning to leave for Chile in 2022! Pray for them as they begin to look for tickets to Santiago. Pray also for God to strengthen and protect them while on the road in the remaining year of deputation.
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Ecuador is dealing with its worst case of gang-related violence in history. In the last week of September, fighting broke out among the inmates in prison in Guayaquil. It took 900 officers and army soldiers to regain control of the prison. So far, over 150 people are either dead or injured, some in extremely gruesome...
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After 6 years of praying, Miguel & Mariangela Sanabria are having a baby boy in November! We thank the Lord for His blessing! Pray for a safe delivery for mom and baby. The Sanabrias recently celebrated Love & Friendship Day in Colombia with the young people of Vision Baptist Church in Caldas. Praise the Lord...
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A United Nations fact-finding mission recently concluded that Venezuela’s justice system repressed opponents of the government. The judiciary lacked independence & impartiality, frequently received orders from the Maduro government on how to decide case outcomes, and allowed public officials to commit crimes with impunity. Torture, violence, and deprivation of life are just some of the...
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