Juan Carlos & Courtney Cevallos
MISSIONARIES TO LATIN AMERICA
Juan Carlos & Courtney Cevallos serve under Nexus International developing local influential youth leaders throughout Latin America. They use outdoor/experiential activities to disciple and empower next generation leaders on a continent that is shaped by youth. Juan Carlos & Courtney are invested in over 8 countries in Central and South America and regularly disciple over a dozen local leaders. They live with their 3 children in Johnson City.
JUAN CARLOS - ITALY TRIP 2016
"After ten days in Italy I have learned of the immense need for youth discipleship and multiplication of the gospel. Only 4% of Italians are born again believers, and even at such small numbers there is minimal focus to reach the next generation with the gospel. I was able to serve with a local ministry - Into The Wilderness - that is run by missionaries and lead by Italians. Joel (a co-worker) and I met with one of his contacts from Bulgaria, Pesho.
During the first half of our time there we trained a handful of Italians to do safe and high standardized rock climbing camps for this summer.
The second half of our trip we spent up in the Alps. They are beautiful, to say the least. We went deeper with outdoor theology classes and how to lead kids in the wilderness with an emphasis on sharing the gospel and multiplying disciples among the local Italians. There is work to do in this culture in regards to vision and discipleship, but we have found a solid strong-hold of believers. After having deep conversations, there is a future in reaching the next generations with the Gospel of Jesus Christ."