Lewis and Janice Beeler both grew up, and lived most of their adult lives in Columbus, Ohio. Lewis was a Columbus Police Officer and Janice worked for a major utility company. Janice became a Christian when she was 35 years old, and Lewis trusted Christ for his salvation two years later when he was 37.
It wasn’t long after becoming Christians that God called them to leave their secular lives and become full time Christian missionaries. So in 1995 Lewis began attending a Bible Institute while Janice enrolled in a Bible correspondence course. Early in 2002 the Beelers quit their jobs and left the USA to begin their church planting ministry in Ecuador, South America.
It is the Beeler’s passion for lost souls that moved them to abandon their lives in America for a lifelong ministry for Jesus in Ecuador. That same passion moves them to encourage their Christian brethren to join them in their Mission For Souls.
Most people in the world do not recognize that they are doomed to an eternity in a lake of fire because of their rebellion against the law of God. Christians however, know that the only way people can be saved from eternal destruction is by personal faith in Jesus Christ… but “How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher? And how shall they preach except they be sent?…” (Romans 10:14-15)
The Beelers cannot accomplish their ministry on their own. They need the prayer and financial support of other Christians to succeed in their ministry. It costs about $3,000.00 per month to live in Ecuador, and another $1,000 per month to conduct their ministry. Would you be a part of sending and supporting the Beelers in their mission to bring Jesus to the people of Ecuador? You can make your tax deductible donation to the Beeler’s missionary work by following this link.
Church Planting in Ecuador —
The Gospel of Jesus Christ, spread throughout the ancient world due in large part to the work of the Apostles (Messengers of the Gospel) as they passed on what they had learned to faithful men. Our goal is to plant 200 churches throughout the country of Ecuador, by training men who are called by God to be pastors. They will receive a two year Biblical studies education, and then be provided a support stipend for the first two years of their ministry as church planters. Bold, yet realistic, this goal is the road map for a robust learning experience in theology and Biblical interpretation within the great Baptist tradition. This beehive of learning will propel the Gospel beyond the reaches of a few foreign missionaries, and into places and homes where North Americans could never reach. Tax deductible donations to support the Instituto Bíblico de las Américas (Bible Institute of the Americas) can be made by following this link.
Bookstore in Ecuador —
One of our friends in Ecuador once remarked to us about the size of our personal religious library. He went on to tell us that in our city of 700,000 souls, it was very difficult to find a place where one can buy a Bible. In Ecuador most new Christians receive their Bibles from a foreign missionary or the pastor of their local church, and all Bibles must be imported into Ecuador. Personal Bible study and the reading of fine Christian literature are crucial steps in a Christian’s daily walk. Bookstores are hotbeds of new ideas and fresh thinking, and we can think of no better way to influence others for the kingdom of Christ than by presenting the finest examples of Christian thought to the believers in Ecuador. We need $30,000 to open a bookstore in Cuenca, Ecuador. Once opened the bookstore will support itself through the sale of Christian literature. We are hoping the bookstore will also be a place of Christian witness to the curious, and mostly Roman Catholic people of Ecuador. Your tax deductible donation to help start the Bookstore can be made by following this link.