Associate Mission Partner Janet Mena has been involved with SAMS since 1964.  She and her grandson Felipe arrive tomorrow from southern Chile to spend a month in the UK.  Pray for their visit to meet family, friends and former missionary colleagues, and remember Janet’s husband Alberto in Temuco.

Next Monday (16th) classes begin at St Andrew’s and the Annexe Schools in Asunción, Paraguay.  Pray for Heads Gwen Carlisle and Víctor Santa Cruz, Deputy Mags Southern and all staff and pupils, especially those starting for the first time.

The following day Ruth Hollingdale Vilella flies back to Brazil to resume her work at the House of Hope project in Recife.  Her husband Efraim returned a month ago.  Pray for Ruth and also for her mother undergoing a course of chemotherapy.

An article and letter about Charles Darwin’s involvement with SAMS has been sent to both church and secular press.  Pray one or both will be published and highlight the success of the Society’s early ministry as well as drawing attention to a little known side of Darwin at the bicentenary of his birth.

Finally, looking ahead to next Wednesday (18th), we ask your prayers for a hearing of the Supreme Court in Buenos Aires, Argentina, concerning deforestation in the Province of Salta.  Pray for the Indian representatives and their lawyers, as well as the Supreme Court judges, and for a just outcome which will allow the Indians to live in peace on their ancestral lands.