Works We Support
The Kettering family is honored to help with the preaching of the gospel of Jesus Christ around the world. Currently, we are concentrating on Colombia. In addition providing partial monthly support to the men listed below, our minister, Matthew Allen makes regular trips to Colombia to assist in the work there.
Brother Jamie Restrepo lives in Manizales, Caldas. He travels extensively throughout Colombia preaching God's word. He also goes to neighboring countries in South America and has been instrumental in establishing many new congregations in the Lord. He has translated many English Bible study materials into Spanish. The Kettering congregation has been supporting Bro. Restrepo since 1985.
Brother Carlos Julio Rameriz lives in Cali, Valle del Cauca. Besides his work with one of the churches in Cali, Brother Rameriz travels throughout western and southern Colombia working with various churches of Christ. He has helped establish congregations in Pasto, Buenaventura, Palmira, and Popayan. He began preaching fulltime in January 2013. The Kettering congregation has been supporting Bro. Rameriz since 2013.
Brother Rafael Amaya lives in Ibagúe, Tolima. He has been preaching the gospel for 17 years. In 2005, he helped begin a new work in the neighborhood of Las Gaviotas in Ibagúe. Beginning with two families (6 individuals), the church currently numbers about 30 people. He also teaches twice a month in a village called God Wáter (Agua de Dios). There are about 12 people there. He also works with another congregation in Ibague. The Kettering congregation has been supporting Bro. Amaya since 2013.
Brother Carlos Correa lives in Lorica, Cordoba. He has been preaching the gospel since 2005. Brother Correa works with five congregations in northern Colombia. Besides work with churches in Lorica, San Antero and Manantial, He has recently helped begin new congregations in San Jose de Palmito and Pueblo Nueva. The Kettering congregation has been supporting Bro. Correa since 2013.
Brother Pedro Castro lives in Baranquilla, Alantico. He has been preaching the gospel since 2005. Besides his work in Baranquilla, he travels extensively throughout northern Colombia preaching the gospel. Some of the churches in that area are La Jagua de Ibirico, Cesar, Sahagún in Córdoba, El Banco, Magdalena, El Varal, Bolivar and Playitas, Bolivar. The Kettering congregation has been supporting Bro. Castro since 2013.
Brother Wilson Valbuena lives in Villavicencio, Meta. He has been preaching the gospel since 2008. Besides his work in Villavicencio, Brother Valbuena also works with congregations in Acacias, Castilla La Nueva, and Fuente de Oro. Around 35 Christians make up the church in Villavicencio. The Kettering congregation has been supporting Bro. Valbuena since 2015.