J.D. and Rhonda Reed have served in Bolivia since July 2011. J.D is a regional consultant for Theological Education throughout Iberoamerica and the Caribbean. He is the administrative coordinator for the Masters of Theological Studies Latino/a Ministries Program (MTS) for Palmer Seminary of Eastern University.
Visit by Rev. Dr. Karyn Carlo to Bo-Waterside Baptist Fellowship in DeVos village, in Liberia to join in the celebration of the 8th church anniversary. Rev. Dr. Carlo preached on Isaiah 58:9 and reflected with the leaders on the “yokes” in the community. Continued relationship building took place after church service while sharing a delicious meal.
In the book of Acts there are many obstacles (topes) that must be overcome for the Gospel to spread. Fear, language, prejudice, funding, geography, opposition… and the list goes on. One can easily make the case that these same obstacles still challenge mission today. But as we learn from Acts, there are no barriers to the movement of God’s Spirit! God’s work, God’s will, will be accomplished.
Whether leading a workshop for pastors with almost no formal schooling or serving as a visiting professor with doctoral students in high-tech classrooms, Stan is passionate about helping church leaders become more effective servants of Christ, especially in the area of understanding and communicating the message of Scripture.
They both work in training, prevention and education as they learn the community needs and look for ways to emotionally and economically empower leaders in their communities.
After almost four years of service in Costa Rica, we will be returning to the USA, beginning June 2019, to start our required year of home assignment. This is 6 months earlier than originally anticipated but it is necessary for Peter to receive medical treatment for his migraines (read more below) and to better accommodate the children’s transition to school.