How you can you Support our ministry?

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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 for the consulting relationship I have entered into with IBEC Ventures. They are going to help me formalize the co-working space side of our ministry. IBEC is a BAM (Business As Missions) consulting firm with expertise in doing exactly what we are trying to accomplish in Barranquilla. 

Be praying God grants me patience in the fundraising process. I am constantly trying to get all of it done "in my own strength" but need to rely more on Him in this process. ​



I would like you to be praying for the hope that we can return back to Colombia very soon. We are missing our friends a lot and all that we have there. 

Reagan :


Please pray for my Grandma in North Carolina. She has cancer and we are praying for her to be healed and get all better as soon as possible.

McKinley :


For our school group in Barranquilla that those that don't know Jesus would come to know Him. We love them a lot and want them to know God like we do. 


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
  • $3,630 - Our monthly living allowance (This includes groceries, transportation, and all personal expenses.)

  • $1,200 - Housing/Utilities

  • $1,252 - International Health Insurance

  • $985 - SAM Admin. Fee (This pays for their care for us.) 

  • $320 - Retirement Savings

  • $147 - Medical Bridge/Supplemental Life Insurance

  • $369 - Social Security/FICA Match

  • $550 - Field Ministry Expenses (costs that include administration in Colombia including, Travel, Support Communications, General Admin fees, and our annual Field Conference.

  • $500 - Work Funds (These are the dollars we spend for ministry expenses like meetings, meals, internet, co-working costs, etc.)

Total Monthly Goal = $8,453.00

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

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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