Posts tagged ‘Latin America’

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 »

Conference, Course in Colombia Focuses on Trafficking

By Stan Friedman

MEDELLIN, COLOMBIA (April 7, 2014) — Victims of trafficking now being restored through ministry of the Covenant Church of Colombia were among the presenters last month during a 10-day conference “United Against Human Trafficking and Abuse” (Unidos Contra el Trato Humano y el Abuso) that was held here and in a remote region of the country. Continue Reading »

Guatemalan School Provides Students ‘Precious Opportunities’

By Stan Friedman

SPRING VALLEY, CA (August 13, 2013) – Three years ago, Richard Paff and two friends garnered the speed record for shooting a basketball through a hoop in each of the forty-eight contiguous United States. They accomplished the feat in eight days, five hours, and thirty-three minutes. Continue Reading »

New Dawning Guatemalan School Gallery

Covenant Leaders Celebrate Mission Milestones in Colombia

MEDELLIN, COLOMBIA (July 26, 2013) – Members of Covenant churches from throughout Latin and North America are celebrating the twenty-fifth anniversary of La Confraternidad de Iglesias del Pacto Evangelico de Iberoamerica (CIPE) by focusing on the theme “We Are MORE Planting Churches Together.” Continue Reading »

Anticipating Retirement, the Marks Reflect on 30 Years of Mission

By Stan Friedman

CHICAGO, IL (July 16, 2013) – A friend of David and Wendy Mark suggested he become a chaplain on a cruise ship when the couple retires later this year. They currently serve as the regional directors of Latin America and the Caribbean for the Department of World Mission. Continue Reading »

Loss of Life, Damaged Homes in Storm’s Wake

LA PLATA, ARGENTINA (April 5, 2013) – At least one member of an Evangelical Covenant Church of Argentina congregation has been killed and others have had their homes damaged or destroyed by a storm that overwhelmed this city, which is the capital of the Province of Buenos Aires, said David Mark, Evangelical Covenant Church co-regional director for Latin America and the Caribbean. Continue Reading »

Restrepos to Serve as Latin America Coordinators

By Stan Friedman

CHICAGO, IL (April 2, 2013) – Eugenio and Pia Restrepo have been named the new Evangelical Covenant Church regional coordinators for Latin America and the Caribbean. Continue Reading »

CHET Graduates Largest Class Ever

GARDENIA, CA (December 12, 2012) – The largest graduating class ever from Centro Hispano de Estudios Teologicos (CHET) received their diplomas during ceremonies at Taller del Alfarero Cristiano Covenant Church on Saturday. Continue Reading »

Colombia Church Addressing Domestic Violence Issues

BOGOTÁ, COLOMBIA (November 9, 2012) – Recent workshops and retreats for women who attend the Evangelical Covenant Church of Colombia are indications that the denomination is intent on preventing domestic violence and healing its victims, says Mary Lou Sander, Evangelical Covenant Church missionary. Continue Reading »