Archive | March 2022

April CHILE prayer needs and update

“FROM DEATH TO LIFE – our purpose starts there!!”

 16 For God SO LOVED the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have ETERNAL LIFE. 17 For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to SAVE THE WORLD through him. 18 Whoever BELIEVES in him is not condemned, but whoever DOES NOT BELIEVE stands condemned already because they have not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son.

There can be no other greater purpose for Christians to go throughout the world than to proclaim the good news of Jesus Christ contained in John 3:16-18 and to do what he did while on earth.  Except for Jesus’ death and resurrection commemorated and celebrated this month of April, ALL MANKIND would be condemned and eternally separated from God.   How amazing it is that God’s deep love for his creation sacrificed his own son Jesus to bring us back into relationship with himself.  That makes Jesus Christ not just another “religious choice” to consider, but rather the difference between eternal punishment that I pay myself and eternal life—ALL because of God’s love for us.

Thank you again for your prayers for the work of Chile Mission!  Paul said it well in his letter to the church in Ephesus when he asked for their prayers with these words found in Eph.6:19-20, Pray also for me, that whenever I speak, words may be given me so that I will fearlessly make known the mystery of the gospel, for which I am an ambassador in chains. Pray that I may declare it fearlessly, as I should.”


GOD IS ALWAYS MOVING – thanks for your prayers for all of the following!

In Santiago:

Julián & Carolina and family are adjusting well to living on the Chile Mission site and Carolina is also capable and doing well at adapting to her duties with parents arriving to stay for medical reasons of their children.  Janine regularly talks with her via WhatsApp as needed.  Johe is also working with them in different ways, answering questions and making calls to hospitals and clinics.

At the same time, Paola has finished her work with us at the end of March.  Our main legal steps have been put in motion, along with helping get our necessary monthly accounting in order.  She helped a lot with Caroline’s orientation in March.  Thank you Lord for working in team, plus all of you who play a big part with your prayers!

Esperanza had her heart surgery to connect her heart blood vessels to her lungs, but after the surgery she contracted an infection.  Her doctors are still consulting on the best next step, and in the meantime she stays in isolation in the intensive care unit of the hospital in a type of coma-induced state.  It’s a hard situation for their family, to be sure, and they very much appreciate any and all prayer support.  They also have a two-year-old daughter, and Mom Gabriella is pregnant again and at risk with another cesarean birth.

In rural Chile at the camp property:

addition2Abraham has been able to start on the bedroom/bathroom/laundry addition to be built on to the side of their house, with the readying of the footings ditches for the cement that will support the new walls.  Abdías, the oldest son of Julián and Carolina in Santiago has come down to help him, which is great.  As we have written in recent months, the extra bedroom/office and bathroom with an exterior entrance will help when workers and others come to help with construction and other projects. They will have their own bathroom!! 🙂  Plus, Abraham will have room with a private office in between visitors to work away from the home activity.

Abraham, Catalina and Abril have applied for their passports in order to come to the U.S. in June and July to visit Christian camps in various States, starting with California.  The passports were supposed to be ready by March 31, but like with many Chilean governmental offices, are still in process.  Thanks for your prayers!  The two main purposes for bringing them to the U.S. is to 1) go to camps that have tackled similar improvements that we have in mind, such as make a lake and build an outdoor amphitheater with a good sound system, etc.  and 2) to take a close look at our approach to both children and youth spiritually.  Our message is evangelistic!

Praising, praying, fasting, and giving thanks to our TRUE “FROM DEATH TO LIFE SAVIOR AND LORD!!

Jack & Janine 

March CHILE update & prayer requests


Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. This is what the ancients were commended for.  And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.

The above verses come from Hebrews 11, an entire chapter committed to the importance of maintaining faith in God. They ring true for everyone, giving us assurance and strength.  These two months in Chile have once again reminded us that we can always have faith that God hears our prayers and responds according to his purposes and plan.  Thank you so much for faithfully praying for and with Chile Mission!!


We have been reviewing and revising hours worked by our staff here on the Santiago mission site, and, considering how difficult this might have been, we are very grateful to the Lord for how well it went.  Thank you for your prayer support!  There are still details to work out, but we’ve been able to enter March with good accords reached on every front.  Johe will complete her hours owed mostly from home by making contacts with hospital & clinics and she will also be available to help at our mission site as needed.

Another main issue has been the replacement of Johe and Paola on the mission site with new persons to live here and take the work forward with site maintenance and the handling of our ministry to those coming to stay on our site from different parts of Chile for medical treatments facing their children.  Other dimensions of this important ministry include our communication and relationship with hospitals and clinics in other parts of the country, as well as seeking churches from where the families come from that can reach out to them where they live.  We are also looking for couples near us that can help people staying on our mission site in different ways.

Julián, Carolina, Abdías, & EstebanWe are pleased to introduce to you the new family that will be living here to take on the above role on behalf of Chile Mission.  Pictured here, they are Carolina (the person mainly involved in our work with families, hospitals, and churches), her husband Julián, and their two sons Abdías (Obadiah in English) and Esteban (Steven in English).  Abdías is 21 and Esteban is 14.  Julián has been a church pastor in the past and they were introduced to us by Abraham, our team member on the camp property in middle Chile.  Julián will continue with his full-time administrative job with a large company that makes windows.

Newborn Violeta with parentsEsperanza (Hope in English), the nine-month-old baby girl needing more surgery to connect her heart blood vessels with her lungs, will be back in Santiago on March 13 for that surgery and her mother will stay here on the mission site.  Please pray for them.

We also continue in communication with the APEM pregnancy center regarding issues having to do with their office/meeting space on our Santiago mission site.  Please remain in prayer over these discussions.  We are thankful to be in relationship with them.  We have still to hear back from Samaritan’s Purse’s use of office/meeting space on our mission site.

IN RURAL CHILE AT THE CAMP PROPERTY Abraham has been making final measurements for the new, bathroom & bedroom he is adding onto the side of his house with an exterior entrance, and he is ready to buy materials and fixtures needed for the job.  Thank you for your prayers for the project.  They as a family and we, too, have recovered from recent bouts with Covid.  Thank you Lord for health and healing!

It looks like it will take a while longer to locate both the surveyor and architect that will assist in their fields on the camp property.  Please keep praying about this.

We are sorry to be a few days late with our March update and prayer requests.  These recent weeks in particular have been “full to the brim” with things to do.  Good thing that God can handle all “full to the brim” issues!  🙂

Janine flew to the States (California) Wednesday night, arriving early yesterday morning, and I, Jack, will follow her on Monday evening, the 7th.  Thus, our next prayer letter will be written from there.  Again, we can’t tell you how grateful we are for your partnership in prayer!

Praising, praying, fasting, and giving thanks to our FAITH-BASED, FAITHFUL GOD!!

Jack & Janine