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October 2020 Fall Newsletter from
the Ramirez Family



Ramirez Family Personal Update  

             Welcome back to fall! Abraham and Caitlin are currently in Michigan awaiting the arrival of Eliana, baby girl Ramirez. We are thankful to have arrived safely and be staying with grandma and grandpa. It is truly a blessing to enjoy the beauty of fall in the mid-west after living in the Caribbean, where its summer all year long. Jeancarlos stayed behind in the Dominican Republic to continue with his studies and ministry. He will be joining us here in the U.S. on November 2. Eliana is expected to arrive November 11. Please pray for Daddy’s safe arrival to meet baby girl and for her healthy and safe delivery.


Adapted Home Service
We will be in the U.S. from October to January for Eliana’s arrival. During this time we would like to connect with you our faithful supporters! We will be able to travel within Michigan to share updates. If you’re not in Michigan, we will also be available to meet with your church/bible study group virtually. Follow our Facebook page to see when we will be making visits. Please contact us to set up your visit, email me at or call 269.753.1357.



Virtual Children’s Ministries continue


             After our VBS this summer we decided to continue with children’s ministries virtually. Its been a huge growing opportunity for the adults in the congregation. Each week the deaconess students teach and film the bible class for the neighborhood kids. It’s wonderful to see the children’s ministries at the congregation done entirely by the local ladies and not by the missionaries. Additionally  we ask the parents to teach the story at home with their families. One mother, Sandra, who is not a member of the church yet, shared with me how she uses the children’s bible the church gave her to read with her daughter and then uses the simple questions and prayer which the church sends home to talk about God’s love and  for prayer together. What a blessing to have parents teaching their own children about the love of God in Jesus Christ. Please pray for Sandra, and all the families who are participating in our virtual children’s bible ministries. We currently have about 30 children participating, which is up from 10 students in last year’s in-person Sunday school.



Concordia El Reformador Seminary  

             The 4th academic year has started at our seminary in the Dominican Republic where Jeancarlos is studying. This is Jeancarlos’ third and final year of studies. We are expecting him to serve a vicarage next year to complete the program. This year the major emphasis in his classes and his practice at the congregation is on preaching. He is in Homiletics 3 and is preaching on a regular basis in the congregation. Be sure to check out facebook to watch one of his sermons. Currently the men are in classes virtually but hope next semester to be back in the classroom.


Deaconess Courses  

             Along with the classes starting back up for the men at the seminary, deaconess classes for the ladies have also begun again. This year I am serving as a mentor and professor for students as well as working on writing and developing course materials. We have 140 women studying in the deaconess program in 5 countries. This year due to COVID and the difficulty of travel and large group gatherings, the seminary has decided to teach the women online. Teaching virtually this year, means that I can continue working full time while I am in Michigan awaiting the birth of our newest family member. I am currently writing a course on Luther’s Small Catechism and serving as mentor for the ladies in a New Testament course. Please pray for me as I write, for the other mentors and for the students. The goal is always that they learn more about the Lord and grow in wisdom towards him to serve their neighbor.

Please Pray with us for: 

– new academic year at the
– Pray for Sandra and her daughter Samantha. 
– Please continue to pray for Peru and the mission there.
(Check out our Facebook page for updates on what’s been happening in Peru.) 
– We give thanks that hurricane season has come to an end with no major storms or damage to our churches. 
– We pray for Nini and family who lost both their husband and father-in-law due to COVID-19. As well as all those affected around the world.
– Please pray with us for Baby’s healthy development and safe arrival in November. 



We are so thankful for your gifts and prayers! It would not be possible for us to serve as missionaries without your support at home. As the need for missionaries is constant so is the need for financial support. Please continue to pray that the Lord provide for this work of sharing of the Good News of Jesus with our world. 



or mail a check marked on the memo line “Support of Ramirez” to
Mission Central 
40718 Highway E16, Mapleton, IA 50134

or directly to the 
The Lutheran Church Missouri Synod  
PO Box 790089 St. Louis, MO 63179






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