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Kason & Bethany Bloom are finishing up language school in Peru. They have been a tremendous blessing during their time in Arequipa. They were recently able to help organize and translate for the medical clinic held by Medical Missions Outreach, which saw close to 1000 patients and over 100 professions of faith. The Blooms have also...
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Barely six months into 2021, and already it’s been a busy political year in Latin America. What’s becoming more evident with each election is how Latin America keeps leaning to the left. On Sunday, Peru voted for its next president. At the writing of this, socialist Pedro Castillo, who leads a Marxist party that wants to nationalize...
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The conservative businessman Guillermo Lasso won the presidential elections that took place in Ecuador on April 11th! This was a surprise victory because his opponent, Andrés Arauz, led in all the polls leading up to the elections and was heavily favored to win.Andrés Arauz was running on a socialistic, leftist platform and was part of the...
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Last week’s presidential elections in Ecuador launched a busy political year in Latin America. Chile, Haiti, Honduras, Peru, and Nicaragua are all due to hold national elections, while Argentina, El Salvador, and Mexico will hold legislative and regional elections. According to the Economist, these countries are a diverse mix: “Chile is a mature democracy. Ecuador...
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On Sunday, February 7th, millions of Ecuadorians headed to the polls to cast their vote for Ecuador’s next president. Residents from the age of 18 to 65 are required to vote or pay a fine, but many people are eager to see a change in the presidency this year. Many have to wait for hours...
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Who: Kason and Bethany Bloom have been serving as church planting missionaries to Ecuador with Vision Baptist Missions since 2017. They are members of Vision Baptist Church. They have two sons: Jaxon and Noah. Status: The Bloom family is currently in Peru serving under the leadership of David Gardner. Once they finish learning the language,...
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By Kason Bloom, Missionary to Ecuador Although the past year has been filled with many sad news stories of COVID-19 and the death that it has caused, one Ecuadorian couple in Quito has an uplifting story of long life and enduring marriage. Julio Tapia and Waldramina Reyes have just been officially declared the world’s oldest...
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By Chestley Howell, OGTC Intern No one was prepared for COVID-19. As countries are overwhelmed by the invisible virus, many nations have put on a front when pressed about details in their fight against COVID. China changed its figures to look as if there were not as many people infected. Mexico hid its number of...
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In the last two weeks, coronavirus cases in Mexico dramatically rose from 26 cases on March 13 to 848 confirmed cases, 2623 suspicious cases, and 16 deaths on March 28. Health officials begged the public to stay indoors for at least one month to slow the spread and not overwhelm the ill-equipped Mexican health care...
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