Adam DePaolis2021-04-26T10:42:17-05:00

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I grew up in a Christian home. At the age of 4 years old I knelt beside my dad ́s bed and he led me to Christ. As a child most my memories revolved the church. My family was very active in our local church. One of my favorite times of the year was our annual Missions Conference. In March of 2002, at the age of 12 years old, while attending our Missions Conference I surrendered my life to serve God as a missionary. I had no idea at that time where God would lead me, all I knew was that He had called me to missions.

While attended Bible college, I was around many Hispanics. Through having friends who were Hispanic, and many bus kids who were Hispanic as well, God began to place a burden on my heart for the Spanish people.

In the spring of 2009 I had the opportunity to take my first missions trip with a group from my bible college. We spent a few days in Honduras, and the rest of our trip was spent with a group of missionaries in the country of Belize. While in Belize I had the chance to go soulwinning, help in the children ́s ministry, as well help the men of the church construct a new auditorium for the church.

Since June of 2017 I ́ve had the privilege to be a part of the Spanish department of the First Baptist Church of Hammond, Indiana. While attended there I ́ve been able to sing in the choir, as well as sing as a soloist. I ́ve worked in the children ́s church, teen department, bus ministry, etc. All while being able to learn and improve my Spanish.

In the fall of 2019 I went to Mexico for the first time. I spent a month there traveling some 1,200 miles throughout the country, visiting different churches. One of the churches that I visited during this trip was the Iglesia Buatista Liberted ( Liberty Baptist Church ) in Teotihuacan, Mexico. The pastor there is Pastor Adolfo Lima. God really touched my heart while there, and I believe that He would have me to return to this church and to serve along side this pastor for the time being.

Thank you so much for your considered partnership in the call of God upon my life. I prayer that together we can further the gospel in your community, and around the world.

Adam DePaolis Missionary to Mexico

First Baptist Church of Hammond
507 State St.
Hammond, IN  46320
(219) 932-0711


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(219) 484-1562
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You can financially support our family and ministry by giving here online, or you can mail checks to FBMI, 507 State Street, Hammond, IN 46320, and designate your giving to Missionary #211.


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Adam DePaolis Prayer Letter: New Beginnings

thumbnail of Adam DePaolis December 2020 Prayer Letter – 2As the year 2020 ends and we look forward to the year 2021, I can’t help but look back on this last year and think about everything that has happened. The year 2020 was not the year that I thought it would be in more ways than one. I’m sure that every one of you can say the same.

To start with, at the beginning of this year, I had it all planned out to start my deputation in the spring, but God had other plans. In March I was able to visit Mexico for the second time, with the intent of making sure that the Iglesia Bautista Libertad (Liberty Baptist Church) was the place where God would have me go when I first get to Mexico. God has given me a peace about working with this church and ministry as I start out on the field. However, little did I know that during this trip, I would meet the girl who, nearly a year later, is now my fiancé. This was one of the best trips of my life.

A few days after returning from this trip in March, the borders were shut down due to COVID. Unable to start my deputation nor go back to Mexico, I began the process of waiting and praying that God would allow me to start my deputation as soon as possible so that I could get to Mexico. As with all of you, there were many weeks/months where my local church was livestream only. These were definitely strange times, which none of us could have imagined. Nevertheless, God continued to bless me, and I can thankfully say that I didn’t miss any days of work, even during the quarantine.

Finally, after much waiting, in August I was able to visit my first church on deputation. What a blessing it was to visit the church in which I grew up. I’m so thankful for the Sylvania Hills Baptist Church and Pastor Mike Bailey. I owe most of who I am today to the church there and to the way in which I was raised. It was an honor for me to be able to return there as the start to my deputation. God has continued to bless me, and I’ve been able to visit several churches since then. Thanks be to God, as of this month, I am a little bit under the 10% mark of my targeted support level.

I’m sitting here in Mexico writing this letter and thinking about all the blessings and challenges that the year 2020 has brought. Yes, this year was different than I thought it would be, but God has been good. I have been able to visit Mexico four times this year. I’ve been able to visit many churches and meet many great people along the way. Most of all, I thank God that He allowed me to meet the girl who very soon will be my wife, Karen Ruiz. I thank God for continuing to bless me. She is the answer to everything that I have been praying for in a future wife. I look forward to seeing what God will use us to do in the future.

Thank you for your continued support and prayers during these strange and uncertain times that we are in. May God continue to bless you and your church as we partner together to reach your community and our world for Christ.


Adam DePaolis
Missionary to Mexico


December 29th, 2020|Tags: , |






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