Adam & Karen DePaolis2023-03-10T16:41:02-06:00




Adam Birthday 05/04
Karin Birthday 03/26
Anniversary 07/02/21

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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Adam and Karen DePaolis Prayer Letter: A Busy Summer

Adam and Karen DePaolis Prayer Letter: A Busy SummerWe trust that all has been well with you. We had a busy summer here. In the month of July, we had the opportunity to see 6 young people graduate from our Christian school, 5 of whom have now entered our Bible institute. The Bible institute as well celebrated its 15th year of training young people for the ministry, with 2 couples and 3 young ladies graduating this year. At the end of July, we held our annual Music Camp. This year we had the privilege of hosting about 150 teenagers from the area and other parts of Mexico for a week of music classes and Godly preaching. We rejoice in the fact that many decisions were made to serve the Lord, and several others accepted Christ as their Saviour.

August was a chance for us to spend some time together as a family. With the school, institute, and other ministry responsibilities, this was the first real opportunity that we’d had to take a short break since our daughter was born. We would like to take a moment to thank all of you who have prayed for us. We are so grateful for you all and have definitely felt your prayers. It has been a time of adjustment and change, but never have we been more aware of the blessings and goodness of God than in these past few months.

The month of September brought us back into the busyness of the ministry. We saw the starting of a new school year. Praise the Lord, the Bible institute has its largest freshman class to date, with 17 new students. This year I have the privilege of teaching Old Testament Survey to this group. As a church, we held our Fall Campaign this month. Many were saved, and we had quite a few visitors during the campaign. Personally, I had the opportunity to see 3 souls saved This past week, one of them, Santiago, visited our church for the first time, and he brought his wife, Amalia, who has yet to accept Christ, with him. In total throughout the campaign, there were 14 visitors who came all 4 weeks from the beginning until the end of the campaign.


Adam DePaolis
Missionary to Mexico
Philippians 1:6

PS. We ask that you help us to pray that God would provide us with a vehicle.

PPS. Please continue to pray for our visa situations and that God would provide the necessary funds to do so. (Karen has her appointment scheduled for March 2023, and I have now started the process of getting my Mexican residency.)

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