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

Tracy Paver is waiting for Chile’s borders to open up so that she can submit the necessary paperwork to apply for a residency visa. Provided there is no spike in COVID, Chile’s border’s are supposed to open on October 1st. Pray with us that Tracy can get her paperwork approved soon so she can start...
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In 2 months, Chile will hold presidential elections. Currently, 3 candidates are leading the pack, with the leftist presidential hopeful slightly edging out the rest. However, over 50% of Chileans are still unsure of who to vote for. The large percentage of undecided voters only adds uncertainty to a country that is currently drafting a...
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Josh & Allie Miller have over 80% of their needed support and will leave for Peru in 3.5 months! They just welcomed their third child, Corban, on August 13. He and Allie are doing very well, and the Millers are thrilled to have a little boy. Pray for the Millers are they prepare for their big...
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Since June, President Daniel Ortega of Nicaragua has detained and placed presidential hopefuls, union leaders, and newspaper editors under house arrest. He has recently called for the arrest of an award-winning author and former vice president who has accused Ortega of autocratic tendencies. Nicaragua is set to hold presidential elections in November. Many believe the...
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Mitch and Jacqulyn McCormack are over halfway done with language school! They are in Book 3 and continuing to plod along faithfully. Mitch has also been able to work with several young men who recently put their faith in Jesus at a soccer outreach program started by Omega Baptist in Arequipa, Peru. Pray for the McCormacks as...
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By Courtney Mathos, missionary to Bolivia & Tracy Paver, missionary to Chile During the third week of August, Bolivians celebrate the Festival of the Virgin of Urkupiña. Like most Bolivian holidays, it is rooted in tradition and is celebrated with parades, a Catholic mass, and a pilgrimage to a hillside in Quillacollo. Behind the festival...
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Courtney Mathos is almost at 50% of her needed support and is planning to leave for Bolivia in the Spring of 2022! Much of her meetings have been in the South where she has enjoyed meeting new people, encouraging others to consider missions, and sharing her burden for Bolivia. The next few months will take her...
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On August 15, Colombia and over 100 US-allied nations signed a statement expressing their willingness to help the Afghan people. To that end, the U.S. is finalizing an agreement that could send as many as 4,000 Afghans to Colombia. According to the Wall Street Journal, these would include “refugee visa holders, those who are eligible...
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Chestley Howell has purchased tickets to leave for Medellin, Colombia, on December 14, 2021!! The Lord has blessed and provided him with over 50% of his support. Please pray that Chestley will be able to raise the remainder of his needed support and set-up fund between now and December. He also has five openings left on...
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In a sobering statistic, one in every 100 children in Peru has lost a father, mother, or grandparent due to the direct or indirect effects of COVID-19. This stark number was discovered after The Lancet examined reports from the 21 countries that accounted for 76.4% of worldwide COVID deaths. Over 1.13 million children worldwide are...
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