We are Isaiah and Heather Mattocks. We have been married for 14 years, and have three amazing children. Dakota is our oldest son, Malachi our middle son, and TaraBeth is our youngest.
We served as youth pastors/associate pastors for 13 years in the States including 8 years in NY. We spent one year in Costa Rica learning the language and have finally reached Santa Marta, Colombia.
Here we plan on working with local pastors to strengthen the Kings Castle discipleship and outreach program for children through young adult. We will also be working along side the SuperIntendent to plant churches and strengthen and support the local pastors.
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We have the privilege to work along side veteran missionaries as we plant churches all along the northern coast in Barranquilla, Cartagena and Santa Marta. Right now in Santa Marta alone, there are over about 30,000 Venezuelan refugees living on the streets. We are believing Matthew 9:37 “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. So pray to the Lord who is in charge of the harvest; ask Him to send more workers into His fields.” We are saying yes to the people who may feel no love, even from their country. A people who may have never heard there is a heavenly Father who loves them and wants a personal relationship with them. A Father who has a plan and purpose for each and every child living in those coastal cities.
The upheaval from political and drug-related violence has had a terrible human cost. Tens of thousands have died, producing many orphans and widows. Colombia has the world's second-highest number of internally displaced people (three million). These desplazados are pushed from rural into urban areas, where there is little work or shelter, but much exploitation. Former guerrillas and paramilitaries who have disarmed under amnesty conditions find themselves ill-equipped to re-enter civilian life. Three million more Colombians who have fled the country exist largely in conditions of poverty and a precarious immigration status. Pray for all who suffer from loss, that the Lord might meet their needs and that they might find in their Creator hope and restoration.
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