- Thank God for the Christmas Cards being sold at £1.00 each to support and help fund projects of the Anglican Church in the Argentine Chaco. If you would like to buy some of these cards to send or to sell please let us know.
- The new SAMS magazine Buena Vista is about to go out to homes and on the website. We praise God for it, and His stories from South America.
- We continue to pray for the South American’s who are with us – Oscar in St Jude’s Belfast, Jackie McCallum in Eglinton, Saray in Primacy Bangor and Gerardo Gimpel in Knockbreda. We pray that Gerardo’s wife Suyai might recover quickly from her fall and that she and their son Tomas might be able to join him this weekend as planned.
- We pray for the SAMS General Council meeting and AGM on 3rd December, that God will always guide SAMS where He wants us to go.
- We thank God for, and pray His blessing upon all the many people and churches who support the work of SAMS, as we work together with others to fulfil the Great Commission and take the gospel of Christ to our own and other nations.
- Bishop Andres asks us to thank God for 6 people – children, young people, and adults, who were baptised in Concecpion on Sunday past. Some of them are people that the church has been praying for, and getting alongside for years.
- 8th December In the midst of a lot of idolatry Bishop Andres and the church are having a special event of worship to God, to which they will be inviting non-believers. We join with them in praying for this event.
- Linn Tedman asks us to pray for the president, Fernando Lugo who has cancer at present.
Gemma Bankhead and Sonya Brown have been serving God alongside Cecilia in Salta Argentina. We continue to pray for them, and for God’s work in Salta.
Sue Woodcock is undergoing chemotherapy, and the prognosis given by the doctors wasn’t good. She writes, “Thank you all so much for your prayers, messages of encouragement and offers of help in whatever way I may need. This is just to let you know the latest on my health. Last week, I had a CAT scan and further blood tests, prior to seeing the oncologist on Monday 15th. The results of the blood tests were good, and the CAT scan showed some positive improvement. Reasons to celebrate, he said, but far too early to even think of changing the prognosis.” Sue has just completed round 4 of chemotherapy. We continue to pray for her and for the church.
We pray for Alf and Hilary Cooper in Alf’s ministry as chaplain to the president, thanking God for this opportunity. Alf asks us to pray for him as he plants a church in the chapel with 2 services, reaching the ministers and government.
Many of you know Esteban Alvarez who has recently returned to Chile after spending some years with SAMS here in Ireland. We pray for him as he has an operation on his ankle this weekend.