“It has been an absolute blessing from above to worship wth new brothers and sisters from Chiapas” says Andrew, one of the short-term volunteers spending a month in the rural areas of Mexico.
A team of seven individuals named “The Lion Chasers” from Rye (CO) was originally heading to Kukra Hill in Nicaragua earlier in June, to continue to support a sister congregation. Plans changed and the team headed to Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic, to work along side two global servants, Rev. Vital & Kelly Pierre.
International Ministries has received an emergency relief grant of $8,500 from One Great Hour of Sharing to respond to the critical needs in Latin America following the deadly volcanic eruption in Guatemala and the violence in Nicaragua.
The Rev. Dr. Lee B. Spitzer, general secretary of the American Baptist Churches USA, in consultation with leaders and global servants from International Ministries, wrote a letter to the Consulate General of Nicaragua in Washington DC to express American Baptist concern over recent events in Nicaragua.
Mercy takes the experiences and skills … of teaching, mentoring and walking alongside men and women who have felt the call of God and applies them to a wider ministry of responding to diverse educational and theological needs in Latin America.
IM Area Director Adalia Gutiérrez-Lee received the following update on the unrest in Nicaragua from Tomás Téllez R., vice rector general and Dr. Lydia R. Zamora, rector of IM’s partner university, Politechnic University of Nicaragua (UPOLI), on April 29. Spanish translation follows English.