Posts tagged ‘Latin America’

Pastor, Church Help Immigrants While Awaiting Hearings

By Stan Friedman

TORRANCE, CA (January 2, 2014) — Editors note: Since the beginning of the year, some 70,000 unaccompanied minors, most of them from Honduras and El Salvador, fled to the United States to escape extreme violence and poverty in their native countries. In June alone, 10,622 children were apprehended along the Rio Grande River. Continue Reading »

Children’s Hopes Dashed, Aid Workers’ Hearts Broken

By Stan Friedman

TAPACHULA, MEXICO (January 1, 2015) — Editors note: Since the beginning of the year, some 70,000 unaccompanied minors, most of them from Honduras and El Salvador, fled to the United States to escape extreme violence and poverty in their native countries. In June alone, 10,622 children were apprehended along the Rio Grande River. Continue Reading »

President of Mexican Covenant Church: Election Affirms Women’s Gifts

CHICAGO, IL (November 7, 2014) — Marisol Martinez says her recent election to be president of the Covenant Church of the Central and South Districts of Mexico (IEMP) is evidence that the denomination is willing to empower women. Continue Reading »

Volunteers from Ecuadorian Churches Work Together to Build Home for At-Risk Children

By Stan Friedman

CAYAMBE, ECUADOR (October 24, 2014) – Covenant missionaries Joel and Kim Delp say they have been humbled by the commitment of area Covenanters to make sure a home for at-risk children is constructed here. Continue Reading »

Failure Birthed Ministry of the “Billy Graham of the Andes”

CHICAGO, IL (October 24, 2014) — Editor’s note: Evangelical Covenant Church of Ecuador members living around the city of Cayambe have been working to construct a home for at-risk children. Eight of the nine churches were started by Jaime Lomas, the “Billy Graham of the Andes.” He died in January. Retired Covenant Missionary Nancy Reed recounts his life. Continue Reading »

VBS Program Connects Kids in North America, Colombia

By Stan Friedman

MEDELLIN, COLOMBIA (September 18, 2014) — Katie Isaza, a Covenant project missionary serving in Colombia, says the money raised by children in the United States and Canada through a special vacation Bible school project will go a long way toward helping churches in the Latin American country minister to at-risk children and other families. Continue Reading »

Earthquake Damage Will Make Delps’ Ministry More Difficult

QUITO, ECUADOR (August 27, 2014) — A 5.1 magnitude earthquake that struck Ecuador on August 12 heavily damaged the main road that enables Covenant missionaries Joel and Kim Delp to do their work in Cayambe and may take up to six months to repair, Joel says. Continue Reading »

News Briefs: New President of Mexico Covenant Church Elected, NWC Finance Director Hired

PUEBLA, MEXICO (August 14, 2014)  — Marisol Martinez was elected president of the Covenant Church of the Central and South Districts of Mexico (IEMP) earlier this month at the denomination’s Annual Meeting, which was held July 30 to August 3. Continue Reading »

Complex Situation at the Border: Talking with Dale Lusk

By Stan Friedman

MISSION, TEXAS (July 29, 2014) — So far this year, nearly 60,000 unaccompanied children have made the perilous journey from Central America to the United States. Continue Reading »

Covenant Church Helping Chile Fire Victims

VALPARAISO, CHILE (April 13, 2014) — The small congregation of Calama Covenant Church is delivering food, clothing, and other supplies to several families forced out of their homes by a raging fire that has killed at least 11 people, destroyed hundreds of homes, and forced the evacuation of more than 11,000 people, David Mark, former Department of World Mission regional coordinator for Latin America and the Caribbean, said today. Continue Reading »