Hi. My name is Jill Atkerson. I’ve always had a passion for other cultures and countries but it wasn’t until God changed my heart and I began to follow Him that my desire for living overseas turned into a desire to make disciples among the nations.

I am passionate about trying to follow Jesus with my whole life and inviting those around me to do the same. For the past 3 1/2 years my husband and I (and now our daughter, Maggie) have been doing this in Montevideo, Uruguay on staff with The Navigators.

Although suffering sometimes comes in the form of loneliness or frustration, I trust that “this happen(s) that we might not rely on ourselves but on God, who raises the dead” (2 Corinthians 1:9).

As a team we see the importance of prayer in discipling up the next generation of Jesus followers here in Uruguay. We know that it’s impossible without God! Pray that God would strengthen our efforts in prayer, make us men and women of prayer, and bind us closer to Himself as we minister.


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