This month students at St Andrew’s School in Asunción, Paraguay, are sitting their International GCSEs, and this week pupils in the primary department are starting their exams. Please pray for them all, and for the teachers in marking and report writing.
The Church of the Resurrection in Gómez Carreño, Chile, had a great ‘Fiesta of Light’ as an alternative to Halloween. Ellelein Kirk says that among the children who participated were 26 who didn’t know the Lord, some with their parents, and all had the opportunity to hear the Good News as well as enjoy the activities. “It is our prayer”, she adds, “that they give their lives to Christ and that the Lord transform them and their families”. Let’s pray with Ellelein and Daniel for that.
Sue Woodcock pays a brief visit this weekend from Spain, principally to attend a consultation and prayer on Friday and Saturday for mission in Europe, held at St Aldate’s, Oxford. She invites anyone in the area to join the prayer on Saturday. Please pray for Sue’s time here and for events at the Church of Christ in Sabadell while she’s away.
Please continue to pray for Tony Barratt, ex-SAMS missionary and a founder of SEAN, whose heart is very weak. Son Terry says that things are “difficult but peaceful and there’s no shortage of blessings to encourage us on our way”.
Finally, alongside our regular remembrances at this time of year, let’s recall the 150th anniversary this Friday of the massacre in Tierra del Fuego of the SAMS catechist and crew of the schooner Allen Gardiner, and give thanks to God that his work in South America (and later in Spain) did not falter but has prospered for his glory.