David & Stephanie Connell

Latin America/Caribbean/Dominican Republic
Status: On field
ID: 209737

Help the Connells develop and equip native transformational leaders who will create gospel movements among least-reached peoples across Latin America.

Monthly funding progress: 98%
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Our Journey

The Connells sponsored a child in Juan Tomas, Dominican Republic for many years, and in 2014 our family went there to meet him. During and after that visit, God burned into our hearts a love for the disadvantaged and lost in the world and a growing willingness to serve him on the international mission field. We continued to visit the village annually and God began opening unexpected doors that made it clear he had a vision, a plan and a purpose greater than our own that utilized our gifts and talents to impact all of Latin America and the Caribbean.

The Vision

We are asking God for a gospel movement among every least-reached people group in our generation. 

The Strategy

Global trends point towards this season in history being a time of God unleashing the global south, especially Latino believers, to be part of the next wave of fulfilling the great commission in key parts of the unreached world where US citizens are no longer welcome. God is beginning to send them and we need to help prepare them. We will develop and lead missionary team cells across the region who will support and help equip Latino leaders who want to use their ministries to impact least-reached people groups in Latin American and around the world. 

The Connells' Role

Developing and leading Converge's Regional Impact team for Latin America & the Caribbean. This team has the following focus:

  1. Come alongside local movement leaders to catalyze their vision and multiply their efforts to impact least-reached people (coaching, organizational partnerships, training, leadership development, etc.)
  2. Identify and coordinate training events with local / national leaders (utilizing organization & individual partners with specific needed expertise)
  3. Raise up and help develop future leaders


We need many prayer warriors and financial partners. Please seek the Lord's leading as to how he may want you to join us in this kingdom work!

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Latin America/Caribbean/Dominican Republic // Our greatest privilege is joining Jesus in what he is building: his kingdom. When we reach across the street and around the world with the gospel—locally and globally—we impact lives for eternity.

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