Missions Blog


Jul 25

Update from Dr. Jaime Jacobo and Janette Pineda

2012 | by Clint | Category: Field Updates,Global,Rabinal Achi

Dr. Jacobo and his wife Janette are our dear partners from Guatemala City.  We share with them a heart to help reach more and more Rabinal Achi with the gospel, as well as see the Rabinal Achi mobilized toward global missions among the unreached peoples of the world.  Dr. Jacobo specializes in Community HEalth Evangelism (CHE), and we support their ministry as a church through praying, giving, and going. Dr. Jacobo works as a surgeon full time in Guatemala City, and takes several weeks off each year to serve the Rabinal Achi and other poor and hurting people in other countries like Panama and even North Africa.

We have invited Dr. Jacobo and Janette to visit Desert Springs this fall (late October) for Missions Emphasis Sunday (October 21st).  They have accepted our invitation and we look forward to reconnecting with them.  Below is their latest ministry update, which includes some details of our latest May missions team.

Dr. Jacobo writes.

Dear all our friends greetings from Guatemala.  I want to apologize for not sending news about our ministry, but one of my challenges is to work in my ministry as a missionary and combine to my profession as a Doctor, but here is a small view of what we are doing on this last three months:

In the last 2 weeks of May we had our annual pastoral conference in La Posada del Quetzal and the main topic was accountability and we had a excellent time sharing experience weaknesses and strengths each others and keep open to have a group of mentors close to us to help us with their experience. Also in May we had a medical outreach [from DSC] in 3 communities in Baja Verapaz in which we saw more than 300 [patients]. [A}lso the physical therapists saw a lot of patients also we give medicine to a 95% of all of them, many people listen to the evangelism through the proclaimers and personal [testimony]. Also the engineer gave a training to give maintenance water project to one village.

In the first week of June we celebrate medical, dental and ophthalmologists outreach with a group of Rotary team from Tennessee Hendersonville headed by Doctor Bill Taylor and which we saw a total of 1,463 patients, 552 dental, 294 fillings, cleanings 115, 157 children, 681 glasses also psychologist 73, many of them got 2 or 3 services at the same time, this was realize in REMAR (this place is a orphanage) who open the doors to the neighborhood. This was the first time the Lord gives me the opportunity to work with my older son Jaco as a 2 Doctors (colleagues) and Doctor Bill know Jaco since he was 8 years old. Faithful friend helping Guatemala 18 years in a row more or less.

By giving regularly to DSC general fund, you are giving to the Pinedas’ ministry.  But if you’d like to go above and beyond your normal giving to DSC, and your church planting giving, here is one very worthy way to give by supporting the Pinedas.

Please make checks payable to VERBO.

Note in the memo line Jacobo and Jannette Pineda in Guatemala.

Verbo Ministries P.O. Box 190

Kenner, LA, 70063, USA

You can also make a contribution online at www.verbo.org.  Click on “Donations” and chose either Option 1 (Automatic Bank Draft) or Option 2 (Debit or Credit Card).  Be sure to indicate that the contribution is for Jacobo & Jannette Pineda PD: Manager Roger Cruz Office Tel: (504) 466-0095 pablocruzjr@verbo.org