TREASURE IN HEAVEN MATHEW 6:19-20 19 LAY NOT UP FOR YOURSELVES TREASURES UPON EARTH, WHERE MOTH AND RUST DOTH CORRUPT, AND WHERE THIEVES BREAK THROUGH AND STEAL: 20 BUT LAY UP FOR YOURSELVES TREASURES IN HEAVEN, WHERE NEITHER MOTH NOR RUST DOTH...
August 6 is Children's Day in Chile, and many churches plan an evangelistic event during the month to invite the community and celebrate this day with games, food, and a Bible lesson. Pictured from top to bottom are Children's Day celebrations held...
Bolivian Independence Day is August 6th. The week leading up to “Bolivia Day,” as it is called here, will see people starting to pull out their Bolivian flags. There are many people that will put up a booth on street corners to sell all things...
An adolescent mummy was recently found near the capital city of Lima, Peru. Dating back over 1,000 years, the child was likely part of the Lima or Ichma cultures, ancient peoples who lived in Peru before the Spanish conquest. But perhaps...
Today, fireworks will light the sky as the people of Argentina celebrate 207 years as an independent nation. Argentina celebrates “Dia de la Independencia” in honor of signing their Declaration of Independence from Spain on July 9, 1816. ...
In 1864, Paraguay entered into what is known as the bloodiest and deadliest war in South America. The War of the Triple Alliance was fought by Brazil, Argentina, and Uruguay against Paraguay. Roughly two-thirds of Paraguay's population perished...
In the northern province of Esmeraldas in Ecuador, a month’s worth of heavy rain fell in just 12 hours this past week, the General Secretariat of Communications of the Presidency released in a statement. He noted that 15,000 families were affected,...
Uruguayans who are suffering through a terrible drought are praying for rain, as their main reservoir is running short. It’s estimated to have about ten days of water left before it runs out. In addition to praying for Uruguayans to receive...
Ecuador’s president Guillermo Lasso, looking as if he’s about to be impeached for embezzlement, has dissolved the congress in attempt to prevent his ouster. It’s an interesting move that will no doubt result in even more friction within the...
Santiago, Chile, will be hosting the Pan American games this year, and so far, more than 28,000 people from various countries have volunteered to serve. Over half are between the ages of 18-30, and ultimately only 17,000 will be chosen. This is...
The tables have turned in a fascinating way in the country of Chile, as millions of voters went to the polls to decide who would represent them in a new constitutional assembly. The country voted 80-20 a few years ago to rewrite their constitution,...
As the world becomes increasingly interconnected, the Bioceanic Highway presents a unique opportunity for economic, social, and even spiritual growth across 4 countries in Latin America. This massive 2,200-kilometer road will connect the Atlantic...
"Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord."-I Cor. 15:58 Labor Day, while celebrated in September in the United States, is...
Our bi-annual regional conference. All in all, seven countries were represented by twenty-eight missionaries and three interns. It was a time of refreshment, learning, and fellowship in the gospel. This year, we changed up the schedule and heard...
The country has one of the highest vaccination rates in the world, with 85% fully vaccinated.
Chile elected 35-year-old Gabriel Boric as its new president in Sunday’s run-off election
This Sunday, December 19, Chile will vote for a new president.
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!
During a survey trip to Ecuador in November, Kason & Bethany Bloom were able to rent a house and get a few necessary items for their new home.
Latin America is currently seeing a leftist resurgence. In the last 5 years, several socialists have been elected to the highest office in their respective countries:
The Beckers are excited to be just one month away from leaving for Argentina on January 18, 2022!
The Batemans are praising the Lord for how the church in Rosario, Argentina continues to grow.
In the past few months, Jonathan and Rebekah Anderson have seen much activity and growth in the 3 churches they started in Mexico.
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
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...
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.
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.
Josh & Allie Miller have over 80% of their needed support and will leave for Peru in 3.5 months
Since June, President Daniel Ortega of Nicaragua has detained and placed presidential hopefuls, union leaders, and newspaper editors under house arrest
Mitch and Jacqulyn McCormack are over halfway done with language school!
During the third week of August, Bolivians celebrate the Festival of the Virgin of Urkupiña. Like most Bolivian holidays
Courtney Mathos is almost at 50% of her needed support and is planning to leave for Bolivia in the Spring of 2022!
On August 15, Colombia and over 100 US-allied nations signed a statement expressing their willingness to help the Afghan people
Chestley Howell has purchased tickets to leave for Medellin, Colombia, on December 14, 2021!!
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
After almost 17 months of lockdowns and restrictions, Argentina is slowly returning to normal.
After all the uncertainty that has come with the COVID response in Latin America, things seem to be looking up for the time being.
For over a decade, David and Katie Gardner have faithfully served in Peru, started churches, and trained men and women for ministry.
Coups, political instability, widespread gang violence. Haiti’s already dire situation has only been exacerbated by the murder of President Jovenel Moïse last week in his home in Port-au-Prince
Lauren Grant is currently back in the US to help with the World’s Cheapest Missions Trip
Haiti has a new prime minister. Ariel Henry was recently sworn in 2 weeks after Haiti’s previous president was murdered in his home.
For the first time in over 60 years, Cubans are protesting and standing up to a communist government.
Jonathan and Rebekah Anderson have been serving in Mexico since 2012.
Shawn & Emily Bateman have served in Rosario, Argentina, since 2018 and started Victory Baptist Church.
Robert & Emma Becker are now over 50% of their monthly support! Deputation has been going well,
Andrew & Amber Garcia are now at 30% of their needed support! They have had several opportunities to witness to lost people lately and are asking the Lord to give them more open doors.
Kason & Bethany Bloom are finishing up language school in Peru. They have been a tremendous blessing during their time in Arequipa.
Despair, fear, pain, curiosity—these were the faces, the faces of each man, woman, and child. The faces of the 933 patients we treated.
Ringing echoed throughout the city. In the space of a night, the face of Arequipa altered almost ..
Any president can have a series of events turn against him in such a way that his approval rating drops dramatically, and such has been the case for Sebastián Piñera of Chile. In 2019
Barely six months into 2021, and already it’s been a busy political year in Latin America.
Chile has been undergoing several changes recently. Between the Covid rollercoaster and a new referendum on their constitution.
Two weeks ago, an overpass carrying a subway train in Mexico City collapsed, killing at least 26 people and injuring 79 others.
Over a week of violent protests have left a mounting number dead, injured, or missing in Colombia.
Peru is set to have a divisive presidential run-off this coming June after the April general elections failed to yield a clear winner.
The conservative businessman Guillermo Lasso won the presidential elections that took place in Ecuador on April 11th!
This past Friday, Chile registered over 9,000 new COVID cases in one day. It’s a grim record ..
n the subtropical Yungas valleys, about 60 miles northeast of La Paz, Bolivia’s capital, you will find a small kingdom of Afro-Bolivians
The former interim president of Bolivia, Jeanine Añez, was recently arrested by the new socialist government that was voted in this past October.
For the last two hundred years, the village of Yoro, Honduras has experienced an unusual yearly phenomena--raining fish! Once or twice a year after a massive rainfall, villagers will find hundreds of tiny fish flopping around in the streets. The...
There has been an increase in the number of Venezuelan migrants crossing the border between Chile and Bolivia on foot. Chile has seen around 200 migrants a day cross its borders, braving the harsh altiplano terrain almost 4,000 feet above sea...
Freedom of the press is something we often take for granted in the United States, but the desire for that freedom is not unique to our country.
Sandwiched between Brazil, Argentina, and Bolivia, Paraguay has become a key trans-shipment point in drug trafficking and smuggling.
As many countries worldwide are beginning to find relief from the COVID pandemic, Brazil is begging its citizens to stay home and take precautions as they experience the worst outbreak of cases they have seen since last year. Many believe this...
Haiti’s citizens are in a state of civil unrest as fear of current President Jovenel Moïse grows rapidly.
An inquiry in Colombia has found that 6,402 civilians were killed by the military between 2002 and 2008 and falsely passed off as enemy combatants
Last week’s presidential elections in Ecuador launched a busy political year in Latin America.
For anybody who’s been keeping up with international news the last few years, the Venezuelan financial crisis
The unborn shall be considered as born for all rights accorded within the limits established by law.
Buenos Aires, Argentina, has been dubbed the “Paris of the Southern Hemisphere” and the “New York City of South America.”
On Sunday, February 7th, millions of Ecuadorians headed to the polls to cast their vote for Ecuador’s next president.
Since Friday, January 15th, some 7,000-8000 Hondurans have tried to make their way through Guatemala
Now that Chile has decided to rewrite its constitution, it will fall to the citizens to select..
In the final days of 2020, the Argentine Senate moved to legalize abortion up to the 14th week of pregnancy.
In a hurricane season with record-shattering 30-named storms, it is no surprise that Honduras, a Central American country, has been affected. What is unusual is that she was hit with two hurricanes within two weeks of each other.
Earlier this week, the Peruvian Congress impeached President Martin Vizcarra due to his handling of the coronavirus pandemic and alleged corruption.
A lot has been said and written about Bolivia lately, with the controversial results of the elections they had in October 2020.
While home in Kansas, I recently went with my dad to the Amish produce auction.
It is estimated that 15,000-20,000 Argentines have moved to Uruguay since the start of the pandemic.
As a missionary to Bolivia it always saddens me to hear about the corruption and deceit that often takes place in the Bolivian government.
In Colombia, the recent death of Javier Ordonez led to violent protests and clashes between civilians and law enforcement over police brutality.
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.
He taught philosophy in the 1960s and ’70s in Ayacucho, Peru, championing Marxist ideas
Coronavirus cases and deaths have been steadily growing across Latin America in recent weeks.
We had a great past month in February.Here are some of the ..
We completed our vacation Bible School in January and had a
The best way to describe January 2020 is as a bag of mixed
We have safely arrived home in Chile where we are meant to be, doing what we are meant to do;
To be honest, in regards to how God led me to Latin America,
Our friend Missionary to Chile Jason Kenney has written and excellent article about the political ..
I would like to share with you all how to hold back the nationals and keep them from going forward.
As I write this mistake, I see how this is more of a daily mistake instead of a once-in-a-while,
Missionary Mistakes #9 is a common problem seen amongst many missionaries. I both want to say
While I was in the navy working aboard the USS Chief,one of the kindest friends I ever met was..
I grew up in a Christian home. Memories of my youth are filled with believers investing in me and sharing the gospel with me.
Guatemala City is the capital and largest city in Guatemala as well as the most populous city in all of Central America.
More than once have we seen God do a miraculous work on a Sunday morning service and then come back on Sunday night only to feel that the message was a “flop”.
I grew up in a wonderful pastor’s home outside of Atlanta, Georgia. Every year my family and I would visit our relatives who lived in the hills of Knoxville.
As a missionary, it is a humbling thing many times for me to realize that I may be a spiritual leader to many people, but I do not have every answer.
My life changed forever in the summer of ’99. Months before, our youth pastor had announced we would fly into El Paso, TX, then cross the border for a week in Juarez, Mexico.
Port-au-Prince in English is translated “The Port of the Prince.” It is the capital of Haiti and has an incredibly interesting history.
The 5th of many Missionary Mistakes I have made, is that of believing Hiring is easier than Raising
My name is Josh Miller and I am a church planting missionary to the country of Peru, South America.
The fourth Missionary Mistake I have made and would like to present is concerning Self Discipline.
I remember brother Walter showing up at Hunter Baptist Church when I was around 9 or 10 years old. He had fallen into alcoholism, couldn’t get out, and had no hope.
You have probably seen a Catholic Rosary, the beads that Catholics use to pray with. The Spanish word for Rosary is Rosario, which is also the name of the city that we minister in. Rosario is the third largest city in Argentina.
The third Missionary Mistake I have made and would like to present is that of “Culture Shock”.
The elevator opened to the third floor, and the man standing there nodded a quick hello to me as I disembarked.
Yesterday I shared about the main goal of a missionary and how many times I have neglected it. The second Missionary Mistake I would like to share, is the mistake of always giving and never receiving.
Over the time, I see more and more how I have done things as a missionary that looking back was not wise. I plan to share a few with you in these next few blogs
In the fall of 1945, Jim Elliot enrolled in Wheaton College in Illinois. He wrote in his journal as he was contemplating this new stage of life,
We had a carnival to celebrate Kid’s Day (it is an actual celebrated day in Argentina).
One of my heroes is a man by the name of Jim Elliot. He was a missionary to the country of Ecuador that gave his life attempting to take the Gospel to an unreached tribe.
The World Evangelism Conference is coming this November 4-5! Pastors and Students are welcomed to attend this tremendous event.
In fifteen sixty, a Spanish priest founded the city of Chiclayo as a rural Indian village.
I was still a pastor in South Carolina but was praying hard about missions. I had contacted Pastor Austin Gardner
The Our Generation Conference isn’t simply another conference,.
Puno is a city located on the western shore of Lake Titicaca in southern Peru and is home to more than 140,000 people.
We are excited about the work our missionaries to Chile are accomplishing! Here are some prayer request from them.
We are talking about all these open projects we have around their church and in our lives got so many things I got books…
Just recently I have developed a series of questions to ask people on the streets.
There is nothing more exciting than the birth of a child.
The US gets an honorable mention in our series because the population of people that identify as Latino in the States ..
While we attended language school in Arequipa, Peru, we would have beggars come by and ring our door bell.
Jeff interviews missionary to Argentina Patrick Henry.
Praise the Lord! A man named Mauricio made the decision to trust in Christ after the
My name is Robert Becker and I’m in
church planting missionary to Argentina with the vision Baptists missions my wife Emma and I are on the deputation.
As you prepare to train leaders you will need to consider the example of Jesus Christ.
Venezuela has plunged into a major political crisis amid a growing row over President Nicolas Maduro’s future as the country’s leader.
Many churches here in the United States have not truly reached the point of even doing this (becoming truly indigenous.)
It was Monday night, the first night of the annual Our Generation Missions Camp that Vision hosts every year..
About seven months ago, my family and I had to privilege to start Love Baptist Church in Santiago, Chile.
Steven carrier is missionary going to the country of Chile and I just wanted him to tell us a little bit about his mission field .
Suriname is perhaps the most unique country in South America.
We must teach and train our people to the point that they can make decisions, follow the leadership of the Holy Spirit and call their own pastors. They will not be able to do so until they really learn the basic principles from the word of God and...
Please be praying for our annual youth conference.
As we were preparing to start our third church here in Cohabamba, there were a couple of different areas about which we were praying.
The PROBLEM in starting a new church is that it will not be indigenous in the beginning.
The past several days we have seen the Lord bless Love Baptist while we thanked Him for the first six months since planting the church.
When I first met Jorge, he was sitting on the floor of a drug rehabilitation center.
Find out about the need for 150 churches in Santiago Chile and how Jason Holt has had a part in starting 10 churches in that city ..
I wrote the following in 1991 but still think that there are things you can glean from!
Whether it’s in a baptistry, a river, or an inflated jacuzzi as seen in this picture
When we started our first church here in Bolivia, we used English classes to try to make contact with as many people as possible and invite them to church.
I am Jason Holt and I a missionary serving in Santiago Chile we’ve been there now for over 14 years planning churches and reaching people with the gospel but what about our desires our heart desires to see more missionaries raised up to go there to our country in Chile.
Place nationals in places of leadership from day one and let them fail.
Has there ever been a time when you felt like your life could count for more or that you wanted to do something that would have lasting impact?
One of the reasons that you may want to consider missions to Latin America is the worldwide potential that Latin America has in reaching the world.
My name is Kason Bloom missionary to Ecuador and today I’m with Jonathan Anderson who is a missionary to Mexico..
Puerto Rico is a small island located in the northeast Caribbean sea about 1,000 miles south of Miami, Florida.
A church that hasn’t learned to fulfill its responsibility was almost certainly started off wrong.
While there is a tremendous need for the gospel here in Latin America, and also immense potential, there is a great danger that is threatening the work of the Lord.
Under Two: Kevin White Interview by VBM Director Jeff Bush
Bordering the countries of Costa Rica and Honduras, the Spanish-speaking country of Nicaragua is the largest country in Central America.
The indigenous church is not mentioned in the New Testament.
Praise the Lord! We found a new place that we are now renting for the church.
My family has served the Lord in Mexico over the past seven years, and we have seen what God is doing in Latin America.
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A poor country in Central America, nestled between Guatemala, El Salvador, and Nicaragua, Honduras has been plagued by years of crime, poverty, and violence.
The indigenous church is also the only way we will have any permanence in our work.
The last few weeks have seen exciting things happen for the Vision for LA team.
One of the most exciting things about Latin America right now is the openness to share and proclaim the Gospel!
Jason King you were originally headed to South Africa as a missionary but you’re currently living in Argentina ..
Belize is small in size, yet it is a country full of rich history, diverse ethnicities and cultures, and a vast array of beautiful landscapes.
Every year in the city of Pillaro there is a week-long celebration called the Diablada de Pillaro.
Last week, Ashlee and I had the awesome privilege to attend Vision Baptist Missions, our mission board, orientation!
There is a philosophy today, maybe even a debate, that “x” number of believers in a country, compared to the number of people who live there, equals task complete.
From Mexico City; This is Jonathan Anderson and I just wanted to make a quick video and inform you of the great need that is here in the city here you get close to 30 million people is you can see all around me the great need here in the city.
Sitting just 103 miles off the coast of Florida, Cuba is a close neighbor that is a world away.
God works in our lives differently. If you heard the testimonies of ten different missionaries you would hear ten different ways in which God worked and moved in their ..
Last week we organized the Faith Baptist Church. The Lord blessed in that special service.
I have heard it said that Latin America is reached with the Gospel. Is this true? Are the missionaries there wasting their time?
Daniel you just started a church in
Chile? Tell us what name the church is and what God is doing there it is Love Baptist Church..
America’s pastime? I do not think so! In the Dominican Republic, people live for baseball. Baseball, Baseball, Baseball!
This post is continuing a blog series on preparing for the mission field. In former posts we have surrender, serving in your local church, internships, deputation, arriving on the field, and a few other things along the way.
Thank you for your prayers and support! We are excited about leaving for language school on
June 11th. Please keep us in your prayers as we are packing up and getting ready to go to the
I still remember the excitement I felt when I asked God like Paul did in Acts, “What shall I do, Lord?” I was 19 years old and had just completely dedicated my life to God.
World Evangelism Fellowship Video from Jonathan Anderson
Brazil is a very fascinating country. It is the only country in the Americas that speaks Portuguese.
Okay, so you arrive on the filed. You are beyond excited. You have prayed, dedicated yourself, travelled thousands of miles, presented what God has placed in your heart in hundreds of churches, and you have either packed up, stored, or sold everything you own to get to this moment.
are moving quickly now that we are established in our home. I have been out looking for
locations in which to start a church, and I have felt lead to start a work in a community called Empalme
When we think about the word discipleship, it’s easy to stop with wining them for Christ, baptizing them and making..
Under Two: Miguel Sanabria bu jeff Bush
The country of Ecuador is located in the northwest part of South America. It has a population of
16 million people.
“I can’t believe I am finally going to leave for the mission field!” Most missionaries can relate to this sentiment.
We had a wonderful time recently in our pastor’s training classes. This is the third year that we
have the classes and each year it has been a great blessing and help. This year’s theme was
Discipleship is one of the most rewarding and yet most challenging things that we can do in the
My name is Jeff bush and I serve as the director of vision baptist missions I want to give you something to think about today why should you be a missionary.
Few countries in the world have what Argentina has. The country boasts almost 5,000 kilometers (3,100 miles) of coastline. the world).
A call to missions is a call to prepare. The “surrender” is really just the start. We have looked at different aspects in preparing for the mission field, including deputation, but I would like to focus on deputation a bit more. The truth is that...
One of the focuses and emphases while we were training for ministry at the Our Generation Training Center is the part about training. We were taught that it is essential for a church-planting missionary to know that as soon as he gets to the field his days are counted.
We often think of discipleship as one going through lessons from a book about the Bible with someone that is new in the faith or someone that is not saved yet.
I want to take a moment to show you the Lake Atitlá-Guatemala
Just over a year ago, I had the opportunity to travel to Uruguay. It was a quick trip that my family and I took to renew our visas to be able to continue living here in Argentina. While we were there, we got into a taxi with a driver named Jose.
Last week’s post was about deputation and what it is. In preparing for the mission field, you’ve got to know more than just what deputation is, you’ve got to know how to do it.
Our two oldest children, Katie and Josh, have been given the wonderful opportunity to go on a mission’s trip this summer with our home church to South Africa.
Discipleship is a vital part of the Christian life and should be a very important ministry in every church. It has been said that every Christan should be discipled and every Christian should disciple someone else.
Daniel Sparks invitation to come and visit Santiago Chile.
As you walk down the street, you can smell the overwhelming odor of incense. This means it is the first Friday of the month here in Bolivia, and the entire city is practicing what is called the K’oa, or a burnt offering made to the Pacha Mama or...
I want to brag on God for being so good to me over the past few weeks. I have traveled
through 8 states within the last few days and have racked up some miles on my ole Geo
Tracker, but it keeps on ticking.
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