Project 14 Newsletter - May -June 2021
God is blessing in so many ways at Project 14. This month we share a story of God's people providing food and clothing for those displaced by the volcano in St. Vincent, a pastor ordination in Diriamba, ground breaking on a new church building in Tisma, Nicaragua, many baptisms and one of our girls in the Bolivian Children's Home is found.
Project 14 supporters – We are grateful for all of you that provide prayer and financial support to Project 14 Global Missions. The Word of the Lord says in 2 Cor. 9:6-8 -6 But this I say, He which soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully. 7 Every man according as he purposes in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver. 8 And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work.
St. Vincent – God’s People Helping God’s People
Project 14 partnered with Anchor Baptist Missions International, Reaching Our Caribbean of Key West, Florida, Operation Renewed Hope, My Sea Hope and other churches across WV, NC, SC, VA, MS, AL and FL to provide food, clothing and medical supplies to victims of the volcano. We contacted some other ministries and one donated thousands of pounds of rice and beans, another donated about 15,000 pounds of medical/health supplies, the BEAMS ministry donated Bibles, and Bible and Literature Foundation donated Johns-Romans. Churches donated brooms, shovels, sleeping air mattresses, food, clothes, shoes, and many other items. All in all, we ended up with about 55,000 pounds of cargo. People came from North Carolina, South Carolina, and Mississippi to help load the ship.
The team of volunteers worked from 5:30 pm until 2 am in the morning to complete the loading. After a few hours of sleep, the final preparations were completed for departure to St. Vincent. It is 2000 nautical miles from Bayou La Batre, Alabama to St Vincent. The seas were not glassy smooth but fortunately we did not encounter any severe weather. Sea Hope stopped in Puerto Rico to purchase some fuel and then went on to St. Vincent.
Everything collected was given to the Baptist Bible College of the Caribbean which has been designated a private shelter and thus the cargo could go in duty free. Three national pastors serve on the board of the college and oversee distributing the materials. They have set up several food banks in local churches to allow the pastors to care for their flocks. All we do, we do through a local, New Testament church. After the first load was delivered to St. Vincent, Sea Hope sailed to her new home base in Puerto Del Rey marina. Captain Buddy Puryear and his wife have relocated to Puerto Rico. For more information on their ministry, please check out www.myseahope.com.
Also, another ministry partner you can find more information about is Operation ROC – Reaching our Caribbean at www.kwbt.net. Scott Hester is the pastor of Key West Baptist Temple who founded this ministry.
Preparing Sea Hope for her 2,000 nautical mile trip from Alabama to St. Vincent.
Loading Sea Hope Ship in Alabama
Faith Baptist Church in NC collecting and praying for items for St. Vincent Relief.
Sea Hope delivers food and clothing for distribution in local churches in St. Vincent.
St. Vincent – Shipping Expense Fund Collection
Project 14 along with other previously listed ministry partners has received over $150,000 in donated medical supplies about a month ago. These supplies are sitting in a warehouse ready to be shipped from the US to Puerto Rico to be loaded on Sea Hope for ship transport to St. Vincent. We need an additional $3,000 to cover the shipping expenses to get these supplies to the people of St. Vincent. Please give online or by check at www.p14gm.org.
Pastor Stiven Rueda Rios Ordination
Brother Stiven has been officially ordained to the ministry. We want to thank Pastor Stacey Tamara Wilder who helped with the process but unfortunately was unable to fly to Nicaragua. Brother Stiven Rueda Rios and his wife have been working hard in Diriamba, Nicaragua the last few years building a wonderful church. We know this is just the beginning of what the Lord is going to do in their lives.
Mount Zion Baptist Church Breaks Ground on a New Building
Pastor Jose Martínez started a Baptist Church in Tisma, Masaya 10 years ago where he has led hundreds to the Lord. In early June, they had over 180 people in Church. In 2020, a special donation was received to buy land to build. They have rented space in different buildings over the years. Project 14 is excited to announce that construction of their first church building began in June when the first concrete blocks arrived on the property. In late June, a team led by BJ Evans from Laurel Fork Missionary Baptist Church will fly to Nicaragua to assist in construction of the new building. Please continue to pray for Pastor Jose and Mount Zion Baptist Church!
Baptisms in Nicaragua!
The sixteen Project 14 sponsored churches in Nicaragua have averaged 25 salvations per week during May and June. Attendance continues to grow. Praise the Lord for His blessings. Pastor Alejandro traveled to Managua to his home Church for a special service where they baptized 8 members of his Church. Pastor Jose Martínez in Tisma, Masaya baptized a person from his Church. Please continue praying for the Churches and the work they are doing.
Celebrating Pastor Robert’s 2nd Church Anniversary! Sebaco Baptist Church - Pastor Josuè Garcìa with his family!
Update on Missing 12-Year-Old Girl from the Bolivian Children’s Home – Valeria has been located. Praise the Lord. Social Services is working with the Bolivian Children’s Home to work on details for her case moving forward. Thank you for your prayers and support.