For reasons of diocesan strategy and progress of the Chilean church we are now living in Santiago. We thank the Lord we are getting used to live in the city, but we do miss the south.
Please pray for:
Our ministry in Santiago. We are pastoring the ‘Church of the Saviour’ in the community of San Joaquín, which could be an 8-year assignment. In addition I am required to assist +Tito in his visits here in Santiago as well as in the north and south. The brethren down south were deeply saddened by our departure. Pastor Joel Millanguir has taken charge as Archdeacon of Araucania, while continuing his role as Area Coordinator for Chol-Chol. I ask your prayers for this great challenge. We regret that for various reasons the 9th Region has fewer pastors. Some have come to Santiago to study at the Centre for Pastoral Studies (CEP), but are unlikely to return. Please pray for this large and significant change in the life of the church of the 9th Region.
For obvious reasons, the Rural Bible Institute is also much weakened. It does not have enough pastors to undertake the teaching and is also short of money. Last year we praise God that 6 people graduated and hope that there will be other students graduating this year. Despite the limitations they willingly continue their studies. Let’s ask the Lord for more workers for his harvest.
The school for deaf children is going through a financial crisis and has had to reduce its staff. Please pray.
William Wilson School at Chol Chol has good plans for the future but is currently weak in the area of Christian education as a consequence of my wife Patricia’s departure. I ask your prayers for new mature Christian influence.