By Missionary to Chile Stephen Carrier

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The best way to describe January 2020 is as a bag of mixed emotions. We started by going to the OG Conference, which is a time when several people come together to hear about the need for missionaries around the world. We at Vision preach that those in attendance ought to consider giving their lives to Christ and allowing Him to use them in furthering the gospel around the world. I had a great time getting to preach there, and we had several surrender to go into missions, including a lady we met at one of the churches we were in last year! On January 12th, we celebrated our anniversary. What a blessed thing it is to have a best friend with whom to spend life! I pray our love for one another only grows stronger over time.
The next day, Leslie’s mom finished up the last of her cancer treatments, and we got to watch via FaceTime as she rang the bell at the cancer ward to signify the end of her chemo and radiation. Now we have to wait some weeks to see whether the cancer has been eradicated, but we praise God this process has come to an end for now, and hopefully forever. As excited as we were about that, we were saddened to receive the news the next morning that my great grandfather, had passed away in the night. We were expecting this inasmuch as he had terminal cancer, but it’s still heartbreaking knowing he won’t be around in our lives anymore. It’s hard when somebody’s always been there to let them go, but I’m thankful for all the time God gave me with him. I’m also thankful Leslie got to meet him before he died. I think he really took to her, and he even bequeathed her one of his harmonicas the last time we saw him in September. We were excited to hear of five new supporters in January, and one of the churches we were in on (February 3rd) voted to take us on in the service! We’re praying God will allow us to depart for the field at the end of this year. Would you consider partnering with us to make that dream a reality, that we may see God do something great in Chile? Thank you again for all your prayers and support. We pray you all have a very blessed February. Until next time!

Stephen and Leslie Carrier are missionaries on deputation to Santiago, Chile. Find out more about the Carriers at and connect with them at

Stephen Carrier

Missionary to Chile