A word about Ainsley Davis, Director of Discipleship, Jamaica

There is so much to do! Everywhere we look there are so many needs; physical, emotional, relational, and spiritual.  Paul, the pioneer missionary, was confronted with all of these same needs as he traveled and, through his experience, he gives this testimony and directive.

“For I have not hesitated to proclaim to you the whole will of God. Keep watch over yourselves and all the flock of which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers. Be shepherds of the church of God, which he bought with his own blood.” Acts 20:27-28

In all things, it is a priority to shepherd the church – to encourage it while equipping it always working to maximize its impact as Christ’s hands and feet. As missionaries, it is critical that we never get diverted or sidetracked from Paul’s example – even if we are doing good things!

In all fields where CSI Ministries serves, we are prioritizing our partnership with the local church. Specifically in Jamaica, we are blessed to have Ainsley Davis coordinating our work with the local pastors and churches. Ainsley, born in Jamaica, is an ordained pastor, prison chaplain, and former missionary with Youth With A Mission in Richmond VA, Belize, and Honduras. With a Master’s degree in Evangelism, he has a passion for the gospel, is highly respected, and networked in the Jamaican community. From Ainsley’s work, an exciting and effective outreach has developed where the pastors corporately and prayerfully sort through house requests, community projects and initiate ministry efforts. The pastors are passionate about the opportunities CSI and its teams are affording for outreach and discipleship. They are encouraged that we are working collaboratively toward the goal of “proclaiming the whole will of God”. Thanks, Ainsley for your passion for the churches and the gospel; there is so much more good to come!

If you did not get to meet him at the Annual Gathering in September, you can meet him on your next trip to Jamaica!  Shown above in the photo with his wife, Althea, and their son John Mark.

John Key, Executive Director
john@csiministries.net | 765.286.0711

SERVING IN BELIZE Prayerfully consider an open team going on a short-term mission trip to Belize, December 8-15, 2021.  The team will be building a bathroom at First Stone Church and also serving at the partner schools.  No special skills are required.  Call Kip 765.661.0908 or email kip@csiministries.net

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SERVING IN THE U.S.

Looking to serve closer to home? Consider a short-term mission trip to one of our partners in Kentucky.  We are blessed to serve them in many ways.  Contact John Key or Kip Worrell to learn more!

Shown above, Rebecca and Bob holding (from left to right) Nora (8 months), Samantha (5 years) and Anna (2 years)

HEADED TO SERVE IN THE CARIBBEAN

An update from the Weaver family!  Let’s praise God together for his faithfulness and his provision!

“Glorify the Lord with me; let us exalt his name together.”  Psalm 34:3

Our hearts are overflowing with thankfulness and we are in awe of our great God and his work in our lives.  In our last newsletter, we asked for you to pray for us as we raised support to move to Belize.  Since then, God made is clear that he needs us to go to Jamaica first, and we couldn’t be more excited!  Bob served as an intern in Jamaica with CSI back in 2011 (10 years ago this summer) and we are humbled that God would call us back there to serve full-time. We cannot wait to see how God will work in us and through us to further his kingdom. Praise God that he would use lowly sinners like us! This past summer we have been so thankful to have had the opportunity to travel and to present our ministry at 6 different churches! This was simply not possible the previous year due to Covid.We are beyond humbled to report that we have reached 100% of our support level for our first year of ministry. God is so, so good! To have reached this level in such a short amount of time is only by the hand of God. We saw over and over again how God provided and led people to us to support us, when we felt like we did very little. We cannot thank all of you enough for your continued support, both financially and in prayer. You are all partners with us and we are so thankful for you!
While we are at 100% for our departure goal, we are only at 50% for our ongoing monthly support towards our annual goal. If you would like to partner with us, follow these steps:

  • Go to csiministries.net and click on “Support CSI Financially” or “Donate
  • Fill in the information and select “Bob and Rebecca Weaver, Missionaries-Caribbean
  • You can also mail a check to CSI Ministries, 840 Daniel Drive, Kokomo, IN 46901     

Let us tell you more about how God has provided for us this summer. One of our favorite stories to tell is that we sold our yard at a yard sale. We were having a “moving sale” and someone came up the driveway and made us an offer we couldn’t refuse. About a month later, the paperwork was final and with what couldn’t have been a smoother process, our house was sold. Even better, we are staying in our house for 2 months, rent-free! Our buyer agreed to let us stay until we leave for the mission field, which is God just showing off and taking care of us more than we ever dreamed of.

Please continue to lift up our entire family as we trust God on the next step from Ohio to Jamaica!

Thank you again to everyone who came out to our Annual Gathering on Saturday, September 25th.  We had a great crowd, wonderful fellowship, worship & food.  We were able to share the latest updates from the fields where we serve in the United Sate, Belize, and Jamaica as well as send off the Weavers to the Caribbean where they will serve as missionaries with CSI.  In addition, we were able to share a ministry opportunity to build wells and aid churches in Guatemala.

The one hundred students in our program have been waiting eagerly to return to school in person.  They have been doing classes online and have been courageously struggling to keep up with assignments, reading, and studying for exams.  Our supporters have encouraged them to continue their studies through monthly giving, writing letters of hope to give them needed strength, and praying for them.  Each of our students has a unique life situation where additional help is needed to assure that their education can be completed.  As children of God, it is our privilege and our responsibility, to care for those who need assistance.  At this time, we have five children enrolled in our program whose supporters are no longer able to support them. We are looking with hope and expectation for other supporters so that these children can stay enrolled and continue to receive monthly funds.  We also have many children on a waiting list.  Those children can be seen on the csiministries.net website and are ready for a supporter! (email csi@csiministries.net to learn more)

Please consider sharing your life with a child in the Highgate, Jamaica area and helping them get to school.  If you travel to Jamaica on a team, you will get to have the wonderful experience of spending time with your supported child.  God has been so good to each of us and He asks us to care for each other well. Let us honor Him by being faithful caregivers and helpers.

https://csiministries.net/jssp_sponsorship/

In-person church services are allowed again (up to 50 people) but Sunday is still a no-movement day so travel passes, sign-ups are needed to leave the house.  Thankful to join the local Prayer Walks again, especially in towns, as violence escalates.  Individual discipleship and counseling are increasing, please keep several women I am counseling in prayer.  Ranch Nazarene church is trying to organize another food package outreach.  Annotto Bay Circuit of Churches had a successful Mission Month Outreach.  We cooked food and care packages that reached almost 100 people across the four churches.  Please continue to cover my health and ministry in prayers.

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Building beds and impacting lives for Christ!  Teams are enjoying the bed building and meeting an ever-present need in our own communities.  Thank you to the teams who have helped build over 116 beds.  Request your bed build project today or donate to sponsor a bed.

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