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

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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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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