This coming year we will be working on these amazing projects!
On September 1, Hurricane Dorian, a category 5 hurricane swept across the Bahamas smashing communities in Grand Bahama and Abaco with 12 hours of sustained, 185 mph winds and a storm surge of 23 feet that delivered 4 feet of water more than five miles inland.
There were five Assembly of God churches on Abaco Island and five on Grand Bahama that were heavily damaged or destroyed from the most powerful storm recorded in the history of the small island nation.
People are suffering from the devastation resulting from the unrelenting fury of Hurricane Dorian. For the most part, they are still in a state of survival. At a time when people need the church more than ever, rebuilding is vital to these island communities.
We at Builders International sent an assessment team to Grand Bahama and Abaco and now we stands ready to host construction teams in January 2020 to help rebuild churches throughout the islands.
Hope For Uruguay 100
Hope for Uruguay 100 is an initiative to build 100 churches in 10 years throughout Uruguay, which is known as one of the most unevangelized nations in the Americas. This atheistic country has legalized prostitution, abortion, marijuana, and same-sex marriage! Hope for Uruguay 100 will bring hope to communities across this secular nation by providing permanent buildings for newly-planted churches.
Berea ChildHope School
Many children in Zacapa, Guatemala suffer from the effects of extreme poverty and do not have access to basic education. There is a great need to provide a Christian education for the children in this area in order to break the cycle of poverty.
Children who attend this school will learn about God’s love and will be given the opportunity to excel in life. These at-risk children will be the next generation of Christian leaders in Guatemala and beyond.
The construction of Berea ChildHope school will benefit more than 500 children, bringing transformation to Zacapa and hope to the entire region.
Uruguay is one of the most stable countries economically and politically in Latin America, yet one of the hardest to reach with the gospel. It is the only atheistic country in the Americas and the only country in the world to have legalized abortion, same sex marriage, prostitution and marijuana. It has been called the most unevangelized nation in the Americas and the “Graveyard of Latin American Missions.” – Steve and Jill McCarthy, Missionaries to Uruguay
Building a CHURCH brings a message of HOPE and HELP to a community of people and advances the gospel.
“How then will they call on him in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in him of whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without someone preaching? And how are they to preach unless they are sent?
Building a CHURCH unifies believers in a community who will use their skills and gifts to advance the gospel.
Building a physical CHURCH structure strengthens the church, advancing the gospel.
“And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.”
CONCLUSION . . . Building a church just simply said, advances the gospel by introduces people to the love GOD has for them.
“For everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”
“So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ.”
“And this gospel of the kingdom will be proclaimed throughout the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.”
Romans 10:14,17 Matthew 24:14
TEAMS . UNITY . SERVING
LIFE . HOPE . FREEDOM
TWO or THREE . . .
“For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.”
John and I joined Builders International in 2009, after serving with MAPS Constuction. I never thought our missions work would involve constructionas a ministry. Up until then our work had primarily consisted of pastoring and evangelizing as missionaries in the country of Guatemala. Today I can say without hesitation, how amazing it has been to be a part of Builders and grow with the development of this ministry.
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1 Corinthians 2:9
9 However, as it is written:
“What no eye has seen, what no ear has heard, and what no human mind has conceived” the things God has prepared for those who love him.
THE LOWER AMAZON RIVER . . . When I hear the stories told by teams returning from the Amazon, I am amazed at what is being accomplished along the banks of this enormous river. Many of you may have heard of the movie that captures the majesty of the Montana wilderness called, A River Runs Through It. While the lower Amazon River does not display such beauty, it has an amazing uniqueness of its own. Outside of Manaus, the Rio Negro and Rio Solimoes converge forming the lower Amazon. Along its banks are villages full of families, linked to 300 unreached ethnic tribes nestled deep in the dense jungles. The river people make their home on the riverbanks like in the photo above.
The teams going join missionary Mark Lemos and board the blue vessel (river boat) in route to the villages along the riverbanks. They’re ready to work and build churches that will help village pastors reach further into the jungle. The teams are equipped with water filters, building supplies, medical, and most of all ready to share the love of Christ.
“The spiritual rivers run dark among people unaware of God’s grace. But as the stream of God’s workers flows into the region, there will be a meeting of the waters.” – Andy Raatz
At Builders International we believe everyone deserves a place to find HOPE. The Amazon river is a place where we are striving to bring that HOPE, where there is sickness, violence, alcoholism, drug abuse, murder and suicide.
There are more projects bringing HOPE through the construction ministry with the help of many appreciated volunteers and donors. It is our joy and privileged to be a part of this work and effort.
Our family wants to express our graditude for your faithful prayers and giving. Your friendship and partnership has played a BIG part in helping us continue our missions work with Builders International in Latin America and the Caribbean.
This coming year as we go to the field, we are strengthened in knowing you are with us all the way. Lives are being change by your involvement in helping us take the hope that the gospel brings to communities around the world.
Merry Christmas from the Sims!
How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him who brings good news, who publishes peace, who brings good news of happiness, who publishes salvation, who says to Zion, “Your God reigns.” Isaiah 52:67
Our family wants to express our graditude for your faithful prayers and giving. Your friendship and partnership has played a BIG part in helping us continue our missions work. If you haven’t seen this video, we hope you will enjoy it. It includes one of our projects in the Turks and Caicos Islands that we were a part of helping.
This coming year as we return to the field, we are strengthened in knowing you are with us all the way. Lives are being change by your involvement in helping us carry the gospel to the uttermost parts of the earth.