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Who: Stephen and Leslie Carrier have been serving as church planting missionaries to Chile with Vision Baptist Missions since 2018. They are members of Buffalo Ridge Baptist Church. Status: They are currently on deputation as they present the ministry and raise the funds needed to serve in Chile. Once they arrive, they will work under the...
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By Stephen Carrier, Missionary to Chile Massive crowds of Chileans took to the streets Sunday night to exult in the results of the referendum on their constitution. They cheered, waved signs and flags, and set off fireworks. “Renace Chile,” the signs read. Chile Reborn.  Reborn, indeed. In an overwhelming majority, 78% of the voters decided...
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By Stephen Carrier, missionary to Chile Chile, which has long been the most stable country in South America, is about to decide whether it wants to invite uncertainty in a year in which nothing is beyond the realm of possibility.  Last year, protests in Santiago turned violent after a rise in metro prices, and the...
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On October 25, 2020, Chileans will vote on whether or not to rewrite its Pinochet-era constitution. This bid for change comes after the 2019 protests that marred the Chilean landscape and economy. As quarantine restrictions ease slightly in Santiago, demonstrators have begun gathering anew ahead of the referendum. At one of these protests, a video...
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By Stephen Carrier, Missionary to Chile Latin America has been an interesting case study in how different nations are handling COVID-19. Some countries, like Peru, have almost locked down entirely, while Brazil’s president views the collapse of the economy as a bigger danger in the long run and has opted to keep his country open...
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Coronavirus cases and deaths have been steadily growing across Latin America in recent weeks. These countries are dealing with this crisis with fewer resources. As cases mount in Chile, the government is unsure of how much longer their hospitals will be able to handle new patients with the virus. If the spread of the virus...
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I grew up in a wonderful pastor’s home outside of Atlanta, Georgia. Every year my family and I would visit our relatives who lived in the hills of Knoxville, Tennessee, for Christmas and for a summer family reunion. I had also traveled to other neighboring states like Alabama, Florida, Kentucky, and the Carolinas. However, I...
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My life changed forever in the summer of ’99. Months before, our youth pastor had announced we would fly into El Paso, TX, then cross the border for a week in Juarez, Mexico. It would be my first missions trip! Granted, it wasn’t as exotic as backpacking deep into the Amazon Rainforest, but we were...
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Pastor Gardner invited Missionary Jason Holt for one last episode in which they discuss the history of Gospel preaching in Latin America as well as the incredible need that still exists there today. How did you meet Lori?Totally by God’s grace!Around Christmas time, after I got back from six months in Peru, Mark Coffey introduced...
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