Our Hope for the Mission Field
My wife, Danielle, and I hope to travel to South America in December, embark on a missionary journey that will include ministering the gospel to the people of South America, studying at CC Bible College Peru, and over 6,000 miles of traveling throughout the continent. We hope to be able to stay in South America for a year, with the hope that the Lord will speak to us, and direct us into full-time, permanent ministry. Here is our plan broken into two parts:
Missionary journey through Chile
In December we hope to fly into Lima, Peru and meet up with our close friend, and sister in the Lord, Amanda Picart. We will then travel as a small team to Chile where we will meet with Pastor Ricardo Plazas and his wife Mayra in either Iquique or Antofagasta, Chile. (Ricky and Mayra pastor CC Kaleo in Santiago, as well as direct CC Bible College Chile) From there we will minister to at least six towns with various needs and opportunities. We believe the Lord has already begun to open many doors to share the gospel, make disciples, and love people. In Antofagasta there is a small church forming and meeting on a regular basis, but they are begging and praying for a teacher of God’s Word and we hope to meet that need in any way possible. In the city of La Serena there was formally a church, but their Pastor has left. Now a small remnant remains, and although hurt, they are still interested in knowing Jesus. We would love to help with the healing there. Another city, Talcahuano, was hit severely with an earthquake and Tsunami in 2010, and they are still recovering. The Lord has opened the door for ministry in the past, but there is currently no one regularly available to teach them God’s Word and lead them to Jesus, so we plan to visit these people and Lord willing, do just that.
We are very excited about the prospect of this trip as we see the preparations come together. Please remember to pray for us as we will be traveling over 6,000 miles mostly by bus. We do have places to stay throughout the trip, and are extremely blessed to be ministering alongside Ricky and Mayra Plazas. They are close friends, and even more so, dear family in Christ. We hope to be in Chile for 4-6 weeks.
Bible College in Peru
Upon our return to Peru we hope to travel into the Andes Mountain to the town of Cajamarca where we will study the Bible at Calvary Chapel Bible College Peru with director John Bonner. Amanda will be heading up the worship ministry there this coming school year, and we hope to grow in God’s Word, and in the service of our Lord Jesus Christ. We also will be ministering with the Bible college to the local residents, as well as going on different mission trips. The Bible college’s vision is to grow students in their relationship to the Lord Jesus and His Word, and to raise up pastors, leaders and missionaries. We are very excited about the opportunity to serve and study in Cajamarca.
As we travel and serve in South America, Danielle and I will be praying and waiting for the Lord to speak to us in regard to what He might have us do for His work. We hope to be open to the leading and guiding of the Holy Spirit, and fully surrendered to the Will of God. We covet your prayers as we embark on this adventure, and we know we cannot do this alone. Thank you all for your help and prayers. Praise Jesus for his faithfulness and all-sufficiency.
Cory and Danielle Kilgus
“Now thanks be to God who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and through us diffuses the fragrance of His knowledge in every place. For we are to God the fragrance of Christ among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing. To the one we are the aroma of death leading to death, and to the other the aroma of life leading to life. And who is sufficient for these things? For we are not, as so many,peddling the word of God; but as of sincerity, but as from God, we speak in the sight of God in Christ.”
2 Corinthians 2:14-17