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

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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After almost 17 months of lockdowns and restrictions, Argentina is slowly returning to normal. On June 27th, missionaries Patrick and Leslie Henry were able to hold in-person services again at Victory Baptist Church and start several new ministries.They now have a teen ministry that has seen new visitors come every week. In each teen activity, the...
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After all the uncertainty that has come with the COVID response in Latin America, things seem to be looking up for the time being. Several countries are starting to see decreasing cases and deaths. Uruguay made the surprising yet exciting announcement that it had no COVID deaths on Saturday, August 7th. Argentina is looking at...
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Lauren Grant is currently back in the US to help with the World’s Cheapest Missions Trip. Hosted by Vision Baptist Missions, the World’s Cheapest Missions Trip involves visiting different religious sites in Atlanta to give young people a glimpse of the gospel need around the world. Lauren will be returning to Peru at the end of...
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Haiti has a new prime minister. Ariel Henry was recently sworn in 2 weeks after Haiti’s previous president was murdered in his home. At a ceremony in Port-au-Prince, the new prime minister called for unity and said, “One of my priority tasks will be to reassure the people that we will do everything to restore...
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