Last week we asked prayer concerning another outbreak of dengue fever in Argentina. This is widespread across the north and is causing fear and concern; pray that the measures taken by the government, which may include mass fumigation from the air in an attempt to destroy the offending species of mosquito, will be successful.
Two major regional events for indigenous people in the Diocese of Northern Argentina take place over Easter. From Maundy Thursday to Easter Monday a young people’s gathering is held in Juárez, and from Good Friday to Easter Monday a pastors’ conference takes place in the community of San Martín to the north near the River Pilcomayo. Hundreds of youngsters are expected at the Juárez meeting, while 120 pastors will be in San Martín. René Pereira asks prayer for good weather so that youngsters and pastors from all over the area can arrive and return without problems – and, of course, for God richly to bless both events and to build up his church through them.
Please keep in your prayers the children’s programme being held in three communities of the Paraguayan Chaco this week and over the Easter weekend, led by Ed & Marie Brice and a small team from Asunción. Also in Paraguay the 3rd year students from FEISA Teacher Training College are on teaching practice in state schools throughout this month, with the mobile play scheme making visits to six of those schools to give children in disadvantaged areas the opportunity to play and learn at the same time. Pray for the students; and rejoice with FEISA over 28 new 1st year students this year – more than expected.