Global Woman Highlight | Mary Jo

Posted on: November 20, 2014 Written by
Global Woman Highlight | Mary Jo
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I am Mary Jo Cooke, married for 35 years. I was adopted into God’s family by grace and faith when I was 9 years old. I am an MK, my parents were Lamar and Betsy Tribble, global workers in Chile and in Bolivia. My husband and I have served in Santiago, Chile since 1983 under appointment by the International Mission Board, SBC.

  • I work in evangelism and discipleship, mostly among women.
  • I lead two neighborhood Bible study groups for women.
  • I teach a quilting class in a women’s prison where I am able to share a short devotional weekly. I use crafts as a means of meeting women.
  • I started a children’s English Bible club in our condominium. It is a challenge for me to work with young children. However, I discovered that they are the only neighbors I see out regularly, so I am building relationships with their families through this weekly activity.
  • I also minister in local churches, when invited, to encourage them to reach out to their neighbors and friends.

We hope to start a church here in the near future.

Please pray for bold humility. This may sound contradictory but are actually the qualities I need to have to share the Gospel effectively. Relating to other women on a personal level comes to me naturally. I ask for prayer for these relationships to be bridges for the Gospel.


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  • Patricia Bennett

    Hello Mary Jo! We would love to see you next month when we are in Santiago Feb 10-12th. You are teaching quilting! Wonderful! I have such fond memories of teaching quilting to your ladies! Patricia Bennett

    • Kristy Wacek

      Hi Patricia! I sent an email to Mary Jo with your comment/email address so she can connect with you even if she isn’t checking our website. I hope the two of you can connect. Enjoy Santiago, it is one of my favorite places 🙂