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Saturday, June 11, 2016

From the SBC, USA.

Article Jun 10, 2016 ERLC Logo                 

Baptists and religious liberty

In 1802, Thomas Jefferson wrote, “I contemplate with sovereign reverence that act of the whole American people which declared that their legislature should ‘make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof,’ thus building a wall of separation between Church & State.” These words almost sound hostile to many conservative Christians today. Over the past 70 years, some judges have interpreted the “wall of separation” to mean that we should remove faith from American public life.
It may be perplexing, then, to realize that Jefferson was writing the wall of separation letter to evangelical Baptists in Connecticut. These Baptists totally agreed with the deistic Jefferson on church-state relations. They rejoiced in Jefferson’s election as president in 1800, telling him that “America’s God has raised you up” to lead the nation.
Were these Baptists deluded? Why would they support Jefferson and his “wall of separation”? The reason is that Jefferson and his Baptist allies had a different (and better) concept of church-state separation than many left- or right-wing Americans do today.
Although leaders like Thomas Jefferson and James Madison derived religious freedom from Enlightenment principles of toleration, rank-and-file Baptists learned the value of religious liberty the hard way. They suffered persecution under the state-sponsored, “established” churches of the colonies.
Many other Protestants viewed believer’s baptism, the distinctive practice of the Baptists, as abhorrent, no matter how much the Baptists argued that believer’s baptism was the true biblical mode. (Catholics and most Protestants at the time practiced infant baptism.) Thus, Baptists endured harassment, fines, prohibition against meetings, and even jail time, right up to the eve of the American Revolution.
Massachusetts, a Puritan colony, set the pace in hostility toward the Baptists. The colony outlawed Baptists altogether in 1645, calling them “the troublers of churches in all places.” In Ashfield, Mass., town authorities in 1770 seized the land of Baptists who refused to pay religious taxes to support the local Congregationalist church. Talk about taxation without representation! The Ashfield Baptists actually appealed to King George III for relief, and the king annulled the confiscation of their land.
Is it any wonder, then, that many Baptists in America were not too keen about supporting the American Revolution? It was hard to support a rebellion led by Patriots who had refused to grant Baptists liberty of conscience. Ashfield’s Baptist minister proclaimed that Massachusetts Patriot leaders wanted “liberty from oppression that they might have liberty to oppress!”
Isaac Backus, the great Massachusetts Baptist leader, approached cousins John and Samuel Adams at the Continental Congress in 1774, appealing for relief from oppression. But Samuel scoffed at Backus, insinuating that the Baptists were just “enthusiasts who made a merit of suffering persecution.” John Adams told Backus that he might sooner expect a change in the solar system, than an end to the Massachusetts established church.  
The Baptists also endured terrible persecution in Virginia, with dozens of Baptist ministers put in jail during the decade before the Revolution. But in Jefferson and Madison, the Baptists found Patriot leaders who sympathized with their cause. Baptists suggested that if the persecution continued, Virginia’s leaders should not expect them to support the rebellion against George III. Jefferson and Madison loathed religious intolerance, anyway. They wanted to end the harassment of dissenters, and to stop Virginia’s financial support for the Church of England.
With massive Baptist support, Madison secured the passage of Jefferson’s Bill for Establishing Religious Freedom in 1786. That law enshrined the principle that “no man shall be compelled to frequent or support any religious worship, place, or ministry whatsoever. . . nor shall otherwise suffer, on account of his religious opinions or belief; but that all men shall be free to profess, and by argument to maintain, their opinions in matters of religion.”
Jefferson’s Bill was a critical precedent for the religion clauses of the First Amendment to the Constitution. In light of the persecution of Baptists, it is easier to understand the First Amendment’s prohibition of laws “respecting an establishment of religion.” To the Founders, this clause simply meant that there would be no national established church. Baptists backed the First Amendment’s adoption, since they associated established churches with the denial of religious liberty.
The First Amendment did not originally prohibit state-level establishments of religion. (That interpretation of the amendment did not come until the mid 20th century.) So the New England states, including Massachusetts and Connecticut, kept giving direct support to the Congregationalist Church well into the 1800s. That explains Jefferson’s correspondence with Connecticut’s Danbury Baptist Association in the wall of separation letter. Like the Baptists, Jefferson wished that Connecticut would drop its establishment. But Jefferson took comfort that, at least at the national level, the distinction between denomination and government was clear.
Did this mean that Jefferson wanted a secular public sphere? No, it did not. None of the Founders could have fathomed today’s advocates for rigid secularism. To show that he was not hostile to public displays of religion, Jefferson even hosted a religious service in Congress the Sunday after he sent the “wall of separation” letter. New England Baptist minister John Leland gave the sermon at the service. Secularists today would be dismayed to realize how willing Jefferson was to permit public religious expression, in spite of his personal skepticism about Christianity.
But the Founding era’s Baptists might warn conservative Christians today, too, about the perils of cozy relationships between the government and churches. Historically, close ties between the state and a particular religion have led to persecution of dissenters. The early Baptists might also wince at the way some Republicans today speak as if electing “godly” politicians will result in spiritual revival.
Early America’s Baptists did not expect politicians to do heavy lifting for the church. They just wanted the government to protect religious liberty, so the church could be the church. That is why the Baptists were comfortable working even with deists such as Thomas Jefferson. They were not looking for a national pastor. They did not want government hostility toward churches, but they were also not angling for government favors. Civil authorities, they believed, should simply protect “free exercise of religion” for all. They preferred to depend upon the power of God, rather than government, to accomplish the purposes of the Kingdom.
This was originally published in Light Magazine.

Importante nota desde el Banco Pichincha.

Organice sus finanzas
Establezca límites de gastos personales, los gastos en ropa, diversión y viajes pueden ser controlados. No gaste más de lo que pueda pagar cada mes.
2.-La tarjeta de crédito no debe ser usada para cubrir los vacíos presupuestarios, sino para obtener un beneficio de pago en decisiones de compra previamente planificadas
3.-No compre compulsivamente y sin un presupuesto mensual, pues esto genera el uso excesivo de su tarjeta de crédito  

Friday, June 10, 2016

From ECCU Bank.

All the Financial Wisdom You Need Is in the Bible


May 20, 2016
You may be shocked to learn that most Americans spend more time shopping for a vehicle or planning a vacation than researching the investment choices in their retirement plans. Then again, picking a personal financial advisor doesn’t have to be an onerous task – and neither does getting solid financial planning advice.
If you’re just getting started with financial planning, need a midcourse adjustment or simply want inspiration to continue reaping the financial seeds you’ve been sowing, look no further than the Bible. You’ll find all the financial wisdom you need.
Think of the Bible as your Financial Planning 101 textbook. Many of the financial woes Americans face – crippling debt, retirement nest egg shortfalls, lack of progress toward savings goals – can be addressed by Biblically-based financial lessons.
Here are seven principles to guide you in discovering budgeting breakthroughs, getting out of debt, merging finances with your spouse and building other healthy financial habits.
  1. God Is the Source. Scripture is your invitation to receive God’s blessings, act as a wise financial steward of His riches and build a secure financial future. (1 Chron. 29:11-16). The more than 2,000 verses about money are there for a reason – here’s a summary.
  2. Give to Honor Him. Tithing, or the act of setting aside one-tenth of your income, is a systematic way of giving. (1 Cor. 16:2)
  3. Live within Your Means. By living within margins, you create space for things to happen – something too many Americans can’t do. (Prov. 22:26-27) The average household has $130,922 in debt — $15,762 of it on credit cards, according to NerdWallet.
  4. Make Saving a Priority. Setting aside a percentage of what you earn also is part of stewardship and will allow you to meet planned expenses – buying a car, sending kids to college or retiring comfortably – and unplanned, such as losing a job or facing major medical bills. (2 Cor. 12:14)
  5. Stay out of Debt. The Bible warns about the risks of going into debt. Although some debt enables you to attain goals, such as a student loan or a mortgage, most debt counters what God wants for you. (Deut. 15:6 and Ecc. 5:5)
  6. Be Content. Minimalism is emerging as an antidote for rampant consumerism and busyness. Well before the mantra to "use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without” emerged, Scripture outlined lessons for learning how to find contentment in what we have. (Heb. 13:5)
  7. Write It Down. Whether you take pen to paper, use financial planning software or record everything in a financial app, making – and sticking to – a budget allows you to allocate resources efficiently and build a financial plan. (Luke 14:28-30) You’ll find steps to creating a Biblically based budget here.
Although the Bible offers financial lessons for living year-round, spring is a great time to clean house and get your financial affairs in order. We’ve even prepared this how-to guide to help you. (Good news: No mop required.)

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

From R&TIM

10 Helps for Learning a Language

Post by Dr. David Sills | June 7, 2016 | Topic: Culturality, Missionary Life | Tags: ,

  • Learning a language as an adult, even one that linguists list as an “easy” language, is one of the most difficult things you will ever do. When you are already suffering culture shock, the last thing you want to do is have people tilt their head and look at you like you’re from outer space, or laugh at you, or shake their head and walk away. But learning the language is essential to really know the culture, make close friends, understand the worldview, and profoundly impact the people as you desire. So pray and ask God to help you, and ask others to pray for your language skills.
Learning a language is like digging a well that you and your family – and your hearers – will drink from for the rest of your life. Dig deep and get to clean water by learning it well. Here are ten ways to help you to do so.
  1. Immerse yourself in the language – Yes, you can learn a lot of the language in high school, college, or through self study, but you can never speak the language as the people do without living among them. Your language skills may begin at the “Tarzan” level where you sound a little like a caveman, progress to survival language level where you can ask where the bathroom is and actually understand what they say when they answer you, and then be polished to socially acceptable levels. Living among the people helps you to learn colloquial ways they phrase ideas, use idioms, pronounce words, and even the rhythm of their speech patterns. Live among the people, spend time with them, and interact with them as often as you can.
  1. Learn the grammar and vocabulary – Children grow up in a culture, developing language proficiency, and learning grammar and vocabulary intuitively. As they are corrected along the way, they seek to match the communication styles of their linguistic world. Living among a people is a wonderful way to polish your skills, but you need something to polish. The hard work of learning new grammar rules is even harder when you never learned your own very well, but it is essential to do. Memorizing vocabulary words is necessary so that you can distinguish words in what sounded at first like one long sentence.
  1. Teach someone else – Make it a practice to teach someone else what you learn along the way – whether a roommate, a spouse, a child, or a friend. In a mission context, there are often others learning the same language, and explaining to each other what you are learning each day is a way to teach. It deepens the lessons you learned as you do so, answering questions you might not have thought about before. Accept that you will always be in a fog. You start there, but after a week or two the first lessons seem clear. Unfortunately, the current lesson is not, and you wish you could just go back. As you progress, you will accumulate an increasing mass of “clear” lessons behind you, even though you feel like you don’t understand today’s lesson. Encourage yourself by the growing list of lessons behind you that are now clear, and help explain them to those behind you.
  1. Interact with people – Knowing how to read and write the language is a great advantage, but it’s not helpful just to be able to make good grades on the written part of language school if you can’t communicate with others. A helpful key is to learning the language is speaking what you know every day. Interacting with native speakers helps you “hear” how they speak the language. Sitting in a class practicing the language with others from your home country only helps your ears to hear how expatriates speak the new language and teaches your brain that this pronunciation is okay. Rather than do that, you need to learn how people of all ages, education levels, and regions of the country speak their language and interact with them appropriately. Get out there.
  1. Learn a new word every day –Make it your goal to add a new word to your linguistic repertoire before the sun sets every single day. Take a new word each day and learn its meaning, pronunciation, and how it is used in context. Then find opportunities to work it into conversations periodically throughout the day.
  1. Read. Read. – Read the Bible in the language everyday, at least a verse or two. Read the newspaper, a devotional book, even the back of the cereal box, but read something everyday. Look up words you don’t know and keep a log of new words you are learning.
  1. Write it down – Make sure you keep a written record of your new words so that you can review them – and build confidence as the list grows. Write out prayers and get them grammatically correct so you will be able to pray coherently when called upon in church. Write a paragraph or two in your new language in a daily journal. Just as in English, you will soon develop a reading vocabulary that is richer than your speaking vocabulary. This will help you to follow conversations, understand sermons, and read in the language as you encounter words you normally would not have known.
  1. Ask for help – As should be obvious by now, if you want to learn another language, you must slay your pride. Get used to asking people, “What do you call this?” “What is this called?” and “How would you say…?” In this way you will not only be learning to use the language as it should be used in context, you are building relationships with others.
  1. Make a fool of yourself – Nobody wants to be laughed at or be embarrassed, yet this is an unavoidable part of learning a new language. The faster you accept the fact that you’re not going to be at expert level the first week, the faster you will begin to actually speak out loud, and learn to laugh at yourself. Craig Storti says the fastest way to make a fool of yourself is to begin learning another language. Embrace it. The alternative is never to speak out loud so no one will ever snicker at you. You may avoid being embarrassed about your language skills, but you are exchanging temporary embarrassment for long-lasting shame and frustration that you don’t know how to speak the language, and cannot minister as a missionary in the culture to which God has called you.
  1. Make friends – We are rarely impacted profoundly or influenced positively by total strangers, even if our relationship with them is merely through mass media. We need language skills to build relationships and the relationships help us to learn the language. The best way to learn the language is to learn the culture and the best way to learn the culture is to learn the language. Making new friends and building relationships with others is the best way to learn the culture and language. These all go together. Learn the language, learn the culture, make friends, and keep that cycle going.

Dr. David Sills

Dr. David Sills is the founder and president of Reaching & Teaching International Ministries, a missions professor at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, speaker, and author.

Thursday, June 2, 2016

De parte de un amigo y compañero de ministerio, muy especial para nosotros. Pr. JAIME SIMÁN.

Hola. Uno de mis mejores amigo y mentores, me escribió esto hace poquito, en vista de algunas transiciones de ministerio que estamos efectuando. Me da gusto compartirlo con ustedes:
Dios te fortalezca, refresque, bendiga, prospere, guíe y guarde en su gracia, paz y amor, a ti y a tu familia, mi querido hermano Joselito, en tu jornada y peregrinaje en este mundo mientras sirven a nuestro gran Señor y Redentor Jesucristo. Un abrazo. - Jaime Siman
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Joselito Orellana Mi amigo Jaime Simán es pastor de Capilla Calvario en California, y es un erudito mundial en el tema de evolucionismo y creacionismo. Puedes visitar su página en www.elvela.com
Somos una organización cristiana cuyo objetivo es compartir el consejo completo de las Sagradas Escrituras…

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

From Dr. Luis Palau.

One of God’s commands is “Be holy because I am holy.” This reminds me of a Scottish preacher, Robert Murray McCheyne. He was so godly and holy and pure that eve...n big tough Scottish men would start crying just looking at him in the pulpit. McCheyne wrote a letter to a fellow Christian saying, “According to your holiness, so shall be your success. A holy man is an awesome weapon in the hand of God.” Holy men and women can do amazing things with God’s power.

5 Reasons for Missionaries to Read Missionary Biographies

Old books

  • As I teach on how to know God’s will for your life, the aspects that I encourage people to consider are not simply ‘easy steps to know God’s will.’ Rather they are more like ingredients in a cake – all are important. They are all to be included, and are all biblical. No one of them should be disregarded as unimportant. I have written on this process at length in The Missionary Call, and have blogged about the “Eight Essential Components for Discerning God’s Will.” They are:
  1. Know God
  2. Know God’s Word
  3. Prayer
  4. Counsel
  5. Life Experiences
  6. Circumstances
  7. Timing
  8. Desires
In this post, I want to develop an aspect of seeking counsel that is often reduced merely to asking advice from friends.
We generally consider seeking counsel to be approaching the “grey-beards” in our lives, those who are older, who walk closely with God, who have made wise decisions in their own lives, and asking them their thoughts on a matter.  This is crucial to do, and I always strongly encourage people to take advantage of this resource as these dear saints are a grace gift from God to each of us. They have watched us grow in our Christian life and witnessed the times when we ran ahead of God or lagged behind His leadership. It is such a blessing to be able to lay our dilemma before one who knows and loves and us and seek their counsel.
Yet, counsel also comes from even older saints as well.
I love to read missionary biographies, and I always have one or more going. I keep them on my nightstand, in my carry-on, downloaded onto my kindle, and have entire shelves in my study dedicated to these biographies – including many favorites that I re-read from time to time.
Reading missionary biographies is another way to seek counsel that allows us to peer into the lives of those who went before us, who ran the race and finished well, and lets us glean from their life lessons to gain the wisdom and insights that we need for decision-making and growing in personal discipleship.
Here are a five specific reasons why reading missionary biographies is wise and helpful to gain needed counsel from those who went before.

Embracing a Call

We are able to “watch” other missionaries struggle with their call to missions, learn how their family members came to accept this new life the Lord had given them. There is something powerful about overhearing another’s call to ministry that puts our own in perspective. It is amazing how much we can relate to a brother or sister from a former time as they walked – or wrestled – with the biblical, theological, practical, and logistical concerns connected to accepting a call. We almost sense that we are walking with them as they leave their lives that had been so planned out in order to embrace radical abandon to the newly discerned will of God.

Getting Started in Missions

We find Christian companionship as we walk with others through their search to find a sending agency, raise support, and answer objections from their dearest relations regarding their “crazy” decision to leave for missionary service in foreign lands.

Pushing Through the Hard Times

We are encouraged when we read of their disappointments, setbacks, frustrations, and how ministry-stopping challenges melt away through their perseverance and persistent trust in God. Sometimes the pastor whom missionaries had poured into for years, spent long hours to disciple, and promoted among others as the “real deal” falls away and returns to the world. At other times the new couple that had answered the call to come join them in the work is turned back by a family crisis or denied visas by bureaucratic red-tape. Knowing that others before us faced and overcame similar setbacks can encourage us along the way.

Examples of Recovery from Sin

While many new missionaries are well versed in biblical teaching about living the Christian life, reading missionary biographies allows us to see “Christianity with skin on.” Reading of occasions when they sinned, lost their cool, became frustrated with or separated from other missionaries or nationals, but then pressed through to the grace side of it all gives us hope.

Missions Education

Missionaries in the past faced many of the same cultural, missiological, methodological, and relational challenges every missionary will face. Reading the stories of their lives provides a missions education that is more than mere speculation. It is the actual story of receiving and giving grace over and over again, finding the keys to reaching and teaching new cultures, and planting churches in gospel-hostile places.
Whether the book is a missionary’s complete biography, an autobiography, or story of an event in missions history, lessons can be learned that will benefit and offer counsel for missions ministry today. I cannot count the numbers of missionaries I will need to look up when I get Home to tell them thank-you for needed counsel. Their stories are not inspired or infallible, and certainly not authoritative prescriptions for the way missions must be conducted today, but I believe the Lord caused their stories to be preserved for us today and that we would be wise to learn from their hard-won lessons. Listen to their counsel, because “being dead they still speak” and teach us today.
Some excellent missionary biography “counsellors” to get you started are:
Dr. David Sills
Dr. David Sills is the founder and president of Reaching & Teaching International Ministries, a missions professor at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, speaker, and author.

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Comparto una notita de gratitud de uno de los miembros de la Iglesia Bautista Universitaria

Pastor Joselito reciba un saludo cordial, he venido asistiendo a la iglesia Bautista Universitaria por 1 año aproximadamente, y me he quedado admirado y a la vez contento con la forma de predicación, no es que sea un neófito sobre el tema pero la doctrina que imparte es de un nivel altísimo, además considero que  personas como usted son muy escasas pero muy valiosas. Es sin duda el espíritu santo quien obra de manera tan maravillosa en su vida y refleja la luz de Cristo a quienes le escuchamos cada domingo, que Dios le siga utilizando y a través de usted  vengan a la fe de Cristo para salvación muchas más personas.
Gracias a usted y su ministerio.

Un abrazo y Dios le bendiga a usted y a su familia.

Carlos Herdoiza

Tuesday, May 10, 2016


Do you remember my first daughter Genesis? Well, she is attending to the University since january 2016. We created an special college fund for this purpose in our mission PMM Inc., USA. Really, we need your help.
If you want to give a special gift for her, please, send your offering to the following address: Mr. David Geiger: PALM Missionary Ministry; P.O. Box 1971; Melrose, FL 32666-1971.Thank you so much for your lovely missionary partnership with us, in the name of my daughter.

From R&TIM, USA.

Spring 2016 Ministry Update
Highlights of this ministry update include: 
  • Reports from new training sites
  • Church partnership opportunities
  • New missionaries and staff
Dear Friend,

Greetings from Cuenca, Ecuador, where I just returned from helping to launch a new pastoral training site on the edge of the Ecuadorian jungle. This opportunity is just one of many developments over the past several months at Reaching & Teaching, and I'm excited to update you on what the Lord has been doing.

New Training Sites

It's remarkable to think that we have already established 6 new training sites for short-term work in 2016.  

Macas, Ecuador
Launched this past week. About 35 pastors and leaders gathered for the training, thrilled to know that they would get a thorough theological and pastoral education over the next three years.

I spoke with one leader who shared that the majority of the mission stations established through the years out in the jungle areas have been abandoned as missionaries retired or relocated. He estimated that over 90% are completely closed down now and the indigenous people are returning to traditional ways. The missionaries did great work, won many souls, and planted churches, but no one was trained to be disciplers, teachers, and trainers. It is as if they left a tractor to help with farming that has now run out of gas or broken down, and no one is trained to continue its operation. So, they are returning to the old farming methods. 

To learn more about this opportunity to help equip leaders to propel the gospel throughout the jungle, check out today's blog article, "Training Leaders on the Jungle's Edge."
Anapu, Brazil
A remote location in northern Brazil. There was a tremendous turnout for the initial training! We are currently seeking a
church partner for Anapu. 

Juazeiro do Norte, Brazil 
Third Avenue Baptist Church in Louisville is staffing this strategic site in northeast Brazil for the next three years. 
After the training week, one pastor told us,

"The most encouraging teaching to me was the survey of the Old Testament. It helped me to better understand how God unveils his plan. I think every Christian needs to understand God’s big story."

Click here to read more about the training in Juazeiro do Norte.

Quito, Ecuador
We're excited to have commenced training efforts in the capital city of Ecuador in February. We are seeking an additional chuch partner for the training in Quito.

Port-au-Prince, Haiti
Trinity Evangelical Free Church is staffing the teaching roster for our training at Port-au-Prince. Pastors from throughout rural Haiti with no access to theological training came to be trained. One countryside pastor, who admitted his total monthly income to be equivalent to about $50 US dollars, spent $22 on transportation costs to come to the training.

To help subsidize the travel costs for the brothers in Haiti and at other training locations, please consider giving toward our Pastors Travel Fund.

Costa Abajo, Panama
This location is along the western coast of Panama, where pastors have had little access to theological training. We're also seeking a church partner for this location. 

Church Partnership Opportunities
As you noticed above, local churches are partnering with us to adopt our training sites, assuming responsibility to help staff the teaching rosters for them. We want to see the local church be at the center of our training ministry, so we're mobilizing churches in the States and abroad to join us in this work.

We're never limited by opportunities to train pastors and leaders, but only by the ability to immediately staff these sites when the opportunity arises. If you are a pastor or church leader that is interested in learning more about how your church can join us in this important work, please check out a recent blog article, "Church Partnerships for the Gospel's Advance."

New Missionaries

7 missionary families have joined our ranks over the past few months! It has been exciting to see the Lord steadily broadening the scope of Reaching & Teaching, as we have appointed our first missionaries outside Latin America. We are truly becoming a global agency even as we remain committed to ministry throughout the Americas. We're thankful for each family, their commitment to the Lord Jesus Christ, and the sacrifices they are making to reach and teach across the globe.
Brian and Sarah Argo (Mexico)
Lindley, Isaac, Emma, and Lucas

Brian and Sarah Argo are heading to Oaxaca City, Mexico, forming a missionary team with the Gibsons and Roots. Brian has served in pastoral ministry for the past thirteen years, having just stepped down as the senior pastor of Emmanuel Baptist Church in Potsdam, New York. 
Josh and Katie (East Asia)

Josh and Katie are heading to a location in East Asia where they will work alongside established missionaries to spread the gospel among unreached people and to disciple believers. Both Josh and Katie plan to use their educational and vocational experience as a platform for the task the Lord has given them. They hope to deploy later this year. 
ND and Yangzten (South Asia)
Chhiring and Nick

ND and Yangzten are returning to their home country in South Asia, having come to the U.S. for theological preparation. ND plans to train Christian leaders in the capital city as well as start a Christian day school so that Christian children have access to a decent education. ND and Yangzten hope to return to South Asia this Fall. 
Brandon and Krystle Leach (Argentina)
Mya and Malachi

Along with ND and Yangjen, Brian and Krystle Leach are our newest missionary appointees. The Leaches plan to join Jason and Kami Wright in Córdoba, Argentina, hoping to deploy early in 2017. 
Andy and Courtney Miller (Peru)

Andy and Courtney are preparing to minister in Cusco, Peru. Andy desires to equip pastors and leaders in the truth of the gospel. Courtney plans to practice medicine in Cusco, as she is currently a pediatrician. Andy and Courtney hope to deploy to language school later this year. 
Craig and Cindy (MENA)

Craig and Cindy desire to reach and teach in a city in the Middle East/North Africa region, having served as 'tentmakers' in the Gulf region for seven years. Craig and Cindy carry a special burden for the thousands of Syrian and Iraqi refugees that have been displaced in this region in the last several years. Their desire is to evangelize and raise up qualified, equipped leaders to minister within the Muslim world. 
Jason and Kami Wright (Argentina)
Kayden, Carley, and Brielle

Jason is transitioning from his role on the executive staff to equip pastors and church planters in Córdoba, Argentina. Jason and Kami will be working alongside established missionaries in Argentina, with the goal of discipling leaders to plant gospel churches in lesser reached portions of the country. The Wrights plan to embark for Córdoba in October
New Staff

We're also thankful for a growing stateside staff that facilitates all the work being done overseas. We're still looking to fill several strategic positions on our staff, and we'd love for you to be a vital part of what the Lord is doing. 
Luke Barnhard - Operations Coordinator

Luke, Crystal, and Wyatt Barnard call southern Indiana home. Luke will work to insure that our financial and personnel operations are functioning with excellence. Luke hopes to relieve Jason Wright of his operations duties this Summer. 
Rocky Coleman - Director of Short-Term Ministry

Rocky and Sarah Coleman (Caleb, Cade, Eliana, Crosby) live in Louisville, KY, where Rocky is currently completing a Ph.D. in Evangelism and Missions from Southern Seminary. Rocky will oversee the short-term logistics for all of our training sites, ensuring that our teams and sites are thoroughly prepared for each trip. 
In other news, God has provided the necessary funds for several missionaries - the Behars, Bishops, Kountzes, and Winfreys - to embark for language school! The Lord opened the floodgates for these folks in a unique way. The Kountzes have already landed in Ecuador, and the others are preparing to head overseas very soon.

Meanwhile, Weston and Heidi Root completed language school and recently joined AJ and Ruth Gibson in Oaxaca City, Mexico!

All of these new developments are the Lord's doing. Would you please commit to pray that the Lord would use each minister and ministry opportunity to effectively proclaim the gospel and make disciples?

Please also consider how you can be involved. Whether by praying and giving to send, or whether by praying and sacrificing to go, we want to see all God's people going into all the world, faithfully obeying all of the Great Commission.

We appreciate so much your continued support of the ministry. May the Lord bless you in the days ahead!

Grace and peace,
David Sills
All of God's people going into all the world, faithfully obeying all of the Great Commission. 
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