Joel & Angel Ballew


Joel's Skype ID: joelballew

Angel's Skype ID: angelynnballew

Twitter: @joelballew


U.S. Address:

1730 Sugarloaf Club Drive

Duluth, GA  30097

Colombian Address:

The Ballew's

Carrera 52 No. 90-187

Barranquilla, Atlantico

South America

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@2016 by The Ballews.

How you can you Support our ministry?

join us in our ministry in colombia


We believe this to be the most crucial aspect of how you can partner with our family as we continue on this journey God has called us. It is such a gift and comfort having a strong prayer support team made up of people who are on the other side of the world! 



Please be praying for my many interactions with Venezuelan refugees that show up daily asking for things. At times it feels overwhelming to discern how best to help. Pray for wisdom and patience. Pray also for the discipleship of two women every Tuesday evening. Both of them have professed faith in Jesus, and are learning how to read the Bible and follow Him.  Praise God for them.

Pray for my relationships with other homeschool moms here in the city, and our girls' interactions with their friends. Probably 80% of our relationships are with families that do not believe in Jesus.   




Please be praying over the next few weeks for our co-working space project. I am in the middle of working through logistical things like setting up a corporate structure, etc that is time-consuming and not as fast as I would like. As well, please be praying for those potential investors that God will begin placing them in my path so we can start gathering the required seed funding.


I will be traveling to the US and will be staying with two guys from Lima Peru that work with Ravi Zacharias ministry and City to City in Lima. I would love to develop deeper relationships with these guys for sure. Please pray for traveling mercies. I am not a huge fan of flying.




Please be praying for the Lord to help me with my patience. 


I am beginning to teach the young kids during our church services on Saturday. Be praying for me as I teach them.


Reagan :


I would like it if you pray for me and my violin classes, they are very hard and I want to learn quickly so I can be in the same class as my friends.

McKinley :


I would like you to pray for us to be able to go back to Colombia. I miss it a lot, especially my dog! 


If you feel led to partner with us financially, there are a few ways you can help. A welcome part of our journey is support raising within our community of friends and family. Primarily, we are hoping to ally with those who are willing to give on a consistent, monthly basis. This supports us while here in Barranquilla. This group of people will not be distant and disconnected from us. Our goal is to continue to develop strong bonds with those who choose to support us in this way. 


Fundraising is a necessary but hard part of what we have to do. Supporters do often change but we need to maintain a certain monthly budget to remain in Colombia with our church plant. Shown below is a simple breakdown of our monthly support costs, we want to be transparent. If you have more specific questions, please don't hesitate to ask! SAM has provided us with amazing resources to further explain our finances in detail.

monthly support Needs
  • $3,770 - Our monthly living allowance (This includes groceries, transportation, and all personal expenses.)

  • $1,450 - Housing/Utilities

  • $130 - Colombia Admin Fee

  • $1100 - International Health Insurance

  • $1,058 - SAM Admin. Fee (This pays for their care for us.) 

  • $320 - Retirement Savings

  • $208 - Kids School Expenses

  • $200 - Health Savings Account

  • $500- Ministry Work Funds (All the costs of running our ministry: church expenditures, travel, office costs, etc.)

Total Monthly Goal = $9,069.00

ways you can donate:

By mail

By mail

South America Mission

1021 Maxwell Mill Road

Suite B

Fort Mill, SC 29708

To support our ministry, include a note stating our name, Colombia, and the amount you are giving.


Click below on the symbol and it will direct you to the online giving site for our family. 



You can reach out to SAM's Donor Relations Dept  @ 803-802-8580