Lexington Baptist Church has had a longstanding partnership with Central Asia. We have sent many teams there to serve the Persian community. We have sponsored a Persian refugee family who now serves in ministry in the US. We presently support and partner with a Church plant in Central Asia. We also have weekly English as a Second Language classes that meet virtually with Persian refugees in Central Asia. Additionally, we have full time missionaries we help support who serve in Central Asia.
In 2017 we began sending teams to Peru working through a Church Planting organization called Tom Cox World Ministries. We are connected with church planting missionaries. We have sent several medical teams to Chepen, Peru and the surrounding areas as well as sport camp teams. We now support and sponsor a church plant in Chepen, Peru. The pastor of the church plant is Ronald Quispe and his wife Margia. Each year we send teams to work alongside Ronald and Margi to reach the Peruvian community for Christ. During COVID-19 we have provided resources for food distributions to the people of Chepen. These distributions have opened doors to an entirely new area just outside of Chepen where people are now open to the gospel.
Lexington Baptist partners with a missionary family, Joseph and Rebecca Bennett and their family, who serve in Honduras as church planters with Baptist Medical and Dental International. We have partnered with them since 2019 and have given resources for COVID-19 relief providing for over 5,000 face makes and 145 gallons of hand sanitizer. These resources have provided for church plants throughout the country to prepare to reopen their doors. We have plans to begin sending teams to work alongside with in their Church planting ministry.
In 2019 we began partnering with a Church Planting organization just outside of Managua, Nicaragua called Chosen Children. We work directly with Guillermo and Gabby Morales The ministry reaches out in areas where a Church planting is just starting or where they believe a Church plant needs to begin through door-to-door evangelism and through providing homes and wells. Lexington Baptist Church has provided a home for young single mother and her children. We plan to send teams to construct other homes and to be involved in evangelism that connects Nicaraguan's with the local Church plant. We have also partnered with them in providing resources for outreach during Christmas.
For four years now we have partnered with a missionary family in Southeast Asia, Neil and Margit Mims. The Mims are members of LBC and serve as church planter trainers throughout all the countries of Southeast Asia.