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Good News from Central and South America


by: Stafford North | November 25, 2013

Dr. Bob Young, who served at both Oklahoma Christian University and at Ohio Valley College and who has preached regularly for several congregations, recently reported on his work in Latin America and, in the process, told of many good things going on in the area.

In Honduras, Young conducted a leadership seminar for the Puerto Cortes congregation which is hoping to appoint elders in the near future.

In Santa Rosa de Copan, four evangelists, all of whom have attended Baxter Institute, are working with Mission UpReach in twelve newly established congregations and hope to establish a congregation in all of the major cities of the department.

In Panama, Young conducted a Saturday-Sunday seminar on “Unity” with seventy-five Christians from seven congregations attending.

Young also worked with a team of eight young evangelists in Barinas, Venezuela, where they have had almost a hundred baptisms this year. A Friday night event drew 313. Also in Venezuela, the Barquisimeto church has three elders and is actively planting new churches. They plan to plant fifty more in the next ten years.

In Bogota, Columbia, nine congregations shared in seminars which Young conducted. A new congregation in Suba, about a year old, is averaging sixty in attendance. Other nearby congregations are working toward appointing elders.

Young also visited churches in Ecuador and reports that about 120 attended a seminar in Pilanqui.

These visits, spread over several months, brought Young in contact with sixty-nine congregations and about 1800 Christians over Central and South America.

For more information, you may contact Bob Young at bro.bobyoung@yahoo.com.