Friday, Oct. 20 Puerto Rico Update
 Our sources in Puerto Rico tell us it will be many months before electricity is restored.     Superintendent Mercedes Reynoso says it is a priority to have a generator for each church and each pastor’s family so that they…
Puerto Rico Recovery Update
We have been touched by the outpouring of interest in helping our people in Puerto Rico who continue to live in a crisis situation nearly a month after Hurricane Maria devastated the island.   Here are ways you can remain…
Today's Report from Puerto Rico
The FM leaders in Puerto Rico are asking us to help them help others. We can all do that by either giving financially to the Puerto Rico Recovery Fund or sending Walmart Gift Cards to Free Methodist World Ministry Center,…
4 Ways to help Puerto Rico Today
The local newspaper of Puerto Rico, El Nuevo Día, reported today that the island ravaged by Hurricane Maria last week is “perhaps hours away from facing a major social crisis.” International news outlets report that the lack of communication, electricity,…
Puerto Rico Recovery Fund
On Wednesday, September 20, Hurricane Maria, a category 4 storm, hit Puerto Rico with 155 mph winds and torrential rains. While Maria has officially passed, there are still very powerful winds and heavy rains. Flash flooding and mudslides could be…
The Essence of Our Ministry
The goal of Free Methodist World Missions in Latin America is to fuel and sustain a biblical movement to reach Latin Americans for Christ. Many ways exist to approach such an immense challenge, but a clear and consistent sense of…
Total Eclipse?
During this widely anticipated solar eclipse, darkness prevails over light..only for a matter of minutes...but based upon current events, I have found myself wondering if we're in the midst of a much greater eclipse. On a recent family trip, we…
Nicaragua from My Perspective
When the plane’s tires hit the runway, I immediately knew that I had landed in a special place. This past January, my family had the privilege to travel to Nicaragua with Drs. Paul and Delia Nüesch-Olver. Our church, CrossView in…
Pause To Pray
We got in the car at 6:00am Sunday for a three-hour drive to a church in the interior of Paraguay where I was to preach. Pastor Ceferino said, “Let’s pray before we set off.” He prayed fervently for safety on…
Things I learned from the Church in Paraguay
I recently had the privilege of traveling with dear friends Pastors Paul Olver and Delia Nüesch-Olver, as well as Dr. Tina Chang, to Asuncion, Paraguay. Paraguay is a beautiful, green, and hospitable country with a rich, layered personality. It was…
What about Nicaragua? 
God is at work in Central America! The Nicaraguan Free Methodist Church is on the cusp of a great move of God! After nine years of fervent prayer and leadership development, the Nicaraguan church is healthy, thriving, and ready to…
First Impressions of the Latin America Area
That Latin American Leadership Summit was my first opportunity to see the region’s leadership first hand. I sat in the back next to JR Crouse, who was translating for me. My vantage point offered a prime position for observing the…
Would you like an adjective with that?
Remember the Burger King commercial from decades ago? Two all beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions on a sesame seed bun! These days my favorite drink at Starbucks is a grande, sweetened, shaken, iced, black tea lemonade. In…
Fulfilling the Great Commission
The Latin American Leadership Summit that was held in Medellin, Colombia focused on community church planting led by Bruce Bennett and pastoral formation under the leadership of Dra. Delia Nüesch-Olver, Dr. Paul Olver, Dr. Ricardo Gómez and Jason Morriss. After…
A Well Tended Garden
Things grow wild in the tropics. The soil – often volcanic – is very fertile. Vegetation is lush and thick. There is an amazing variety of flowers and fruit. The thing is, plants grow really wild if untended. A vacant…
Fanning the Flames
David and Ginegda Lopez are capable leaders who are preparing to be sent by a church in Latin America to another Latin American country. Here is their story in their own words.
Third Generation Harvest Workers
“The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest fields.” Mark 9:37-38 Eunice Alvarez and David and Ginegda Lopez are answers to prayer. For many years,…
Swim Camp
How can we reach the children in our neighborhood? That was the question and prayer of Maria Elena Salas de Guerrero, pastor of the Carmen de Areco FMC in Argentina. The church has a 10 year history of effectively adopting…
God Will Provide
“Dios proveerá. Eso es todo.” “God will provide. That’s all there is to it.” It was a simple, straightforward answer to a big question. Pastor Casto had just been telling us about the shortages of food and other basic necessities.
Ecuadorian Dreamer
A small crowd gathered around the newly constructed children’s room that had been added onto the Chémere Free Methodist Church in coastal Ecuador. The 30 children who come to the children’s program there every weekend were excited because they would…
Determination and Perseverance
It was a sticky hot evening. People slowly gathered at the church after work. The small storefront chapel was located on a main street just two blocks from the market in Masaya, Nicaragua. The long side of the rectangular room…
Divided by Distance, United by Prayer
A severe earthquake struck the northwest coast of Ecuador on April 16, 2016. Measuring 7.8 on the Richter scale, it was followed by 700 aftershocks, some measuring 6.7 or 7.2. It was the worst natural disaster to hit that country…
Expanding Horizons
Eunice dreamed of becoming a nurse one day — until the sight of blood made her want to become a flight attendant instead! As one of eight daughters in a pastor’s family, resources were few, and it was difficult for…
Youth Serving Youth
The youth from the Carmen de Areco FMC in Argentina worked all year to raise funds for a youth camp. They made and sold empanadas in the town square. They served meals at Annual Conference and the tips went towards…

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