This week we are highlighting the Best family serving with MissionQuest in Chile. Join us in praying for them as they navigate their missions work amid the current Covid-19 crisis.
MissionQuest is a 501(c)(3) missionary agency that was established by a group of missionaries who either have served or are serving in various mission fields for years.
Our vision is to see God glorified by the obedience of His people and their commitment to fulfill His commission by making His name known among the nations (Malachi 1:11; 1 Chronicles 16:24). Our heart and mission statement is to provide our missionaries with a dependable home office that processes their donations and handles all the logistics involved in raising funds for their ministries. Our values can be summarized in this statement: We are a God-glorifying, Christ-centered, Gospel-driven, missionary service organization that was established by missionaries for missionaries.
Hello Dear Friends!
Your continuing expressions of love and support have been so encouraging. We thank God for you as we share the Light and Love of Christ in Chile and around the world.
We are back in the USA, now, after unsuccessfully trying to get our visas renewed. We are waiting to return to Chile once the borders are again open and we are allowed to apply for resident visas.
In the meantime, we have been staying in the 38th Avenue Baptist Church missionary residence in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. It has been good to have 3 sons and a daughter-in-law nearby to spend precious family-time together. Another missionary family is scheduled to arrive here at the missionary residence, so we must be out by the end of the month. We will be moving 30 minutes west and will stay in the missionary residence of First Baptist Church of Columbia, Mississippi until we are able to return to Chile.
Mark recently made a quick trip to Texas to assist in getting his dad into a Behavioral hospital after increasing problems with dementia. He has responded well and will be moved soon to a nursing home facility that specializes in memory care. Mark was also able to stop by the cemetery where his Mom was buried. If you remember, she passed away on Easter Sunday. It was good for him to have this time of personal grieving as we were not able to return to the US after her death.
We are continuing to teach our Bible Institute classes online via Zoom and Pam is also teaching English to the Chilean pastor’s children online. In addition, Pam continues to homeschool Emily (Emily is on the South American school schedule – it is now winter there). Pam is also selling Pampered Chef products online to help with income.
In spite of all the difficulties, we know that God has been at work and using us to share His message of salvation. With the pandemic difficulties going on, our monthly support has declined. We are looking for more individuals and churches to partner with us both to increase our monthly support and to have more people praying for the work. The special love offerings some of you have sent have been a real blessing and encouragement.
SPECIAL NEEDS PROJECT: During the pandemic, our local missionary center was broken into and has several repairs that are needed. This is the building where the Bible Institute meets and where Bible studies are held. Some of these repairs have been completed, others are in process. However, to be able to use the building again, security needs to be reinforced. The cost to do this is approximately $1500 in US dollars. If you feel this is a project that you or your church would like to take part in, please message us, email, or call us. Even during a pandemic, the Work must continue.
Please pass on this Best News Newsletter to your family, friends, and church. As a ministry to us, please consider printing copies to hand out or send out electronically. Please let us know how we can pray for you!
Love in Christ,
Mark, Pam, and Emily Best
Missionaries to Chile, South America at MissionQuest