Greetings James River!

Chip and Meredith Jones (members of JRCC who are currently serving as missionaries in Chile with Serge) recently had their van totaled by a reckless driver.  By God’s grace, no one was hurt.  (The van was parked at the time.)  However, the driver did not have insurance, and they are now in need of a vehicle, as their ministry requires them to travel across Chile.

We are inviting you to consider giving a financial gift to help with the cost of replacing their vehicle.  

At a minimum, they need $4,500 (for a replacement van with similar age and mileage).  Ideally, they need $13,000 (for a newer van, that will last longer and be more reliable).

You can give in one of 2 ways:

  • You can give here.  (Designation #30047), or via PayPal ( These gifts will be available immediately for them to purchase a new vehicle.  But they will not be tax-deductible.
  • You can give here.  These gifts are tax-deductible.  But they will not be available for the initial purchase of the vehicle.  Rather, they will help to cover the ongoing cost of fuel and operating expenses.

If you are able, please give so that Chip and Meredith can continue their gospel ministry.

And, please be praying for the Jones family.

  • Pray that God would provide all that they need to continue their ministry in Chile.
  • Pray that God would provide enough that for them to show the love of Christ to the driver by helping repair his vehicle as well.
  • Pray that the Lord would give them wisdom and discernment to know how to proceed.

Thank you!

James River Community Church