Classes Begin! First Time! – La Garita, Costa Rica

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September 15th classes will begin at the missionary training campus in La Garita, Costa Rica for the first time! Twenty-nine national students will start training, as they fulfill their call to missions, primarily to the middle east.

John had the privilege of hosting Oak Creek Assembly of God team to La Garita, Costa Rica, where they continue construction on the school in preparation of the up and coming classes.  Eight men teamed together with the national workers. They worked day and night to remove and replace the roofing structure over the current administration building.

At the end of the day much had been accomplished in the physical work done and in the hearts of everyone there, knowing the investment being made to further the gospel.

#building4life  #goteams

It’s TIME for . . . Hello’s and Reconnecting!



Deborah and I will be starting full itineration June 1st, 2015.

For the past six years we have served in the AGWM construction ministry and will continue to serve with Builders International as Regional Project Managers for Latin America/Caribbean.

The Assemblies of God has 67,512,302 constituents, with 366,105 churches. One new believer is added every 21 seconds. One new church is planted every 54 minutes. There is an ever-growing need for facilities that will help train ministers in other countries to reach their communities with the gospel. Deborah and I have committed our lives to using our skills, gifts, and calling to help meet this need and advance the gospel to every nations.

We are excited about this upcoming year and time spent with our churches. We would consider it a privilege to have the opportunity to share with you and your church what God is doing through the construction ministry in Latin America and the Caribbean.

With your help we can reach this goal and go further in our mission!

Thank You,

John Sims


OUR BIO WITH BUILDERS INTL . . . John and Deborah have served as missionaries to Latin America since 1994, working in church planting and evangelism. They served as evangelists/pastors of Antigua International Church in Guatemala, as well as owned and operated a construction company for ten years prior to their missionary appointment. They have helped facilitate the training of pastors through preaching and building throughout the Latin America and Caribbean Region for 21 years.

John began serving with MAPS Construction in 2006 as International Project Coordinator for Latin America and the Caribbean prior to his assignment with Builders International in 2010. He continues to serve the construction ministry with Builders International as Regional Project Manager, building Bible schools, churches, and training facilities throughout Latin America and the Caribbean. John’s work includes on-site project assessments, team leading, and project management.

Deborah serves on the Creative Team at Builders as Graphic Designer and Coordinator for special projects. John and Deborah have a heart to reach the lost and spread the Gospel by assisting the national church and our missionaries.

John and Deborah met at Christian Life College, where they both earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in theology and ministerial studies. They will celebrate their 35th wedding anniversary this year and have two grown sons, Nate, who will be married in March and Ethan, who is graduating in May from Drury University with a degree in criminal justice.

They are currently planning for itineration. If you would like to hear more about them or have them speak in your church, feel free to contact them by phone, email, or find them on facebook!

John: 417.207.5753 | Deborah: 417.299.0926

Our Family Is Growing!

The Lord blessed us this March with a beautiful new daughter-in-law, Stephanie Kahn Sims! Nathaniel and Stephanie reside in Orlando, FL and are currently on staff at Resound Missions Base.

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STEPHANIE SIMS is the Assistant Director of Resound Missions Base, oversees Resound Summer Sessions, and Outreach Orlando. She grew up in church most of her life and served in various ministries for several years, yet she felt that there was more to God than she was experiencing and living. God answered the cry of her heart for more of Him. After graduating from University in the Philippines, she came to America on what would turn out to be the best adventure of her life. It was here that she attended Resound School of Ministry and found what she was looking for a deeper relationship with God and a life set on fire. After graduation from Resound School, Stephanie joined Resound’s full-time staff. Stephanie is committed to raising up those who are called to faithfully minister to the Lord through prayer, community, studying the word and outreach.


Married March 21, 2015!  We are so pleased to have Stephanie as part of our family. Nate continues to travel worldwide telling the story through videography and photography, shooting for Speed The Light, Global University, Builders International, and other ministries bring awareness to missions. Stephanie is currently the Assistant Director of Avant, a medical staffing company.

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It’s official, their engaged! July 2, 2016 we will be celebrating again the marriage of Ethan and Meghan! Meghan is graduating in 2017 with a Physics degree and Electrical Engineer degree from MSU. Ethan graduates this year with a Criminal Justice degree and is pursuing a career with the FBI in a forensic crime lab.