Please remember in your prayers Pat Blanchard and her mother. Pat is currently over in the UK from her Lima parish accompanying her mother who has suffered a stroke.
Although it’s still mid-summer in South America, the administrative staff of FEISA teacher training college in Asunción, Paraguay, will be back at work on Thursday 15th. Please keep them in prayer as they begin another challenging year of work helping to meet the diversity of Early Years needs in the country’s education system.
On Saturday the week-long Youth Camp begins at La Caldera, near Salta, in Northern Argentina. Pray for René Pereira and the leadership team, as well as all the young people coming from different parts of the diocese.
One of the churches planted by Alf Cooper’s congregation in Santiago, Chile, is in the neighbourhood of Vitacura. This Saturday Guillermo Martínez is ordained as deacon to be its new minister. Pray for Guillermo, and also for retired SAMS mission partner John Cobb who will continue to coach him for the next few months.
There’s a mission exodus from the UK on Monday 19th with Efraim Vilella and the Kirk family leaving these shores. Efraim returns to Brazil after a month here, leaving his wife Ruth to continue UK ministry before joining him a month from now. Daniel & Ellelein Kirk, along with young sons David and Joshua, fly off to spend a month in Ellelein’s native Mexico before taking up their ministry in Chile. Please remember all these friends as they prepare, travel and readjust to Latin America.
Finally, next Tuesday 20th members of CMS GB vote on whether to merge with SAMS GB. Please pray for this meeting in Oxford.