In recent weeks we’ve asked for prayer for rain in the drought-ravaged Paraguayan Chaco. Yesterday we received from Tim Curtis and Chris Hawksbee good news of 60mm having fallen in some communities (50mm in Río Verde where Tim works). The wells are all but full so people have life-saving water. “We praise our Heavenly Father for his provision”, writes Tim. Thank you to all who have prayed. Chris says they need a further 150mm to start filling the water holes/reservoirs, so please continue to pray.
Still in Paraguay Caroline Gilmour-White is visiting fabric shops and factories seeking donations of cloth to share around the sewing workshops set up to help people in needy communities. UK churches have already given material. Please pray for success for Caroline and that shops are willing to give.
On Friday John Wigfield moves from Brazil to Paraguay for a week of teaching on Old Testament social ethics and to talk with Bishop Peter Bartlett on how SAMS might help his diocese in provision of theological education. Pray for this visit.
Bishop Henry Scriven and Tanas Alqassis of CMS are in the Málaga area of Spain this week visiting Felipe & Sarah Yáñez and Juan & Carol Zamora. Pray for God to guide in conversations regarding the next step for these couples and their ministries.
Finally, in the next stage of the merger with CMS, SAMS’ personnel office in Loughton, Essex, closes next Tuesday (19th). Pray for John Sutton, who will leave SAMS in mid-June, as he seeks God’s plan for the future; and also for his PA, Jo Hazelton, who will move to the CMS team in Oxford to take up the post of Regional Personnel Officer for South America from 1st June.