First we ask prayer for folk who are travelling this week:


Ed Hornby is a short term volunteer who flies to Argentina today to work for one month at the Hogar el Alba children’s home in Buenos Aires; pray for Ed, and remember another SAMS volunteer at the home, Esther German.


Pat Blanchard from Peru and Sue Woodcock from Spain both arrive in the UK on Friday.  Pat is here until August and Sue for just over two weeks, but both have busy programmes of church visits.  Please remember them in prayer.


Felipe & Sarah Yáñez value prayer as they seek God’s direction and timing for the next step in their ministry in Málaga, Spain.  Henry Scriven and Tanas Alqassis, CMS manager for Europe, will visit them in mid-May.


Alejandro Mesco in Peru requests prayer for his wife Doris who is having treatment following investigations into a lung condition.  Alejandro has temporarily left his work in Cabanaconde, high in the Andes, to be with her at home in the city of Arequipa.


Praise God for the work of the Metcalfe family over ten years in Paraguay.  Murray & Penny, who returned with their children to the UK in December, complete their service with SAMS this week following visits to supporting churches.  Pray for God’s leading of them in the future.


Finally, a SAMS supporter has asked that the following request be included:  “As the process moves forward for an eventual link-up with CMS, let us pray especially for the Home Staff who are those most affected and whose futures are uncertain.  Pray for John Sutton, Philip Tadman, Bob Lunt, Richard Crofts and Tim Greenhalgh, and with them all the office staff as well as the volunteers who so generously give of their time and whose programmes and opportunity for service will be affected.”