The James Family
Greetings from Cleveland!
We are at Parkside Church on our Home Assignment. Thank you for praying for our church in Bolivia and the work of ESI (Equipping Servants – disciples making disciples) in 15 countries. We value your partnership in the gospel.
* The ILC Church leadership reports that the first physical services since March went well yesterday, at about half the normal attendance. Please pray that the Lord will help us as a church keep our focus on Jesus in the midst of turbulent times. Pray that God will keep our heart passionate for Jesus, pressing on to do His will and to finish His work in discipleship and evangelism – so that no one would live or die without having the opportunity to hear the good news of the gospel.
* The Bolivian presidential election took place October 18. Evo Morales’ MAS party won. Luis Arce assumes control of the government later this week. I will keep you posted as things unfold about what this means for the church in Bolivia.
* The ESI groups in Guatemala started well. The 5 groups report that God is impacting many participants as they study Romans.
* Please pray for the Lord’s guidance, as we hope to reschedule ESI Facilitator Trainings in the USA and Mozambique in 2021. We had a big setback when the Bolivian pastor (Carlos) helping us organize the training in Virginia died from Covid last Monday.
* Pray for Debbie as she leads a women’s retreat via Zoom this Thursday through Saturday for the ILC women. She is expecting the participation of 60 women.
* Finally, please pray for our Home Assignment in Cleveland as we meet with Parkside Church leadership and small groups. We hope to return to Bolivia in January.
Thanking the Lord for your partnership in the gospel,
Kep and Debbie