Following their wedding on Friday and several months in this country, new mission partners Andy & Rose Roberts fly back to Brazil tomorrow to resume their work at My Father’s (safe) House for vulnerable boys in Olinda. Pray for their journey, the work they will be taking up and their new married life together.
On Friday Paul & Sarah Tester, together with SAMS volunteer Rachel Hovenden, are members of a group from the Diocese of Peru’s Youth Ministry taking part in a mission trip to the southern city of Juliaca in the Andes, in support of the new church plant there. They will be leading a children’s holiday club, running youth activities and helping to evangelise the local area. Please pray for the health and wellbeing of all involved (especially bearing in mind the spread of swine flu in Peru), for God to use those involved to share his gospel, and for many to respond and choose to follow Christ.
SAMS will be represented at both New Wine events this year, starting on Saturday. The one at Shepton Mallet lasts for two weeks, the Newark event for one week. Pray for those staffing the displays, including Richard Crofts, Tim Greenhalgh, Bob & Elizabeth Lunt and Brazilian volunteer Felipe Canuto.
Sons of mission partners are on the move this week: John Meldrum returns to Brazil today (his parents Ian & Siméa travel in a fortnight) and Tomás Leake, son of Andrew & María, arrives in the UK from Argentina on Saturday. Tomás will fly on to Australia in early August for a gap (part)-year before university in Córdoba, Argentina. Pray for these travellers and their families.
Finally, former SAMS missionary Peter Wood died last week. Peter served in Viña del Mar, Chile, from 1963-1972; the funeral is on Friday in Norfolk, with Bishop Pat Harris giving the address. Let’s give thanks for Peter’s life and ministry and pray for the family at this time.