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

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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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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