On Friday SAMS Theological Resource Consultant John Wigfield flies to João Pessoa in northeast Brazil to teach a course on applied Old Testament social ethics, especially its relevance to the current economic situation.  Pray for this week-long visit, John’s time with Marcus & Tamara Throup and the plans for a regional theological seminary.  John will spend a similar week in Paraguay afterwards.


Over this weekend are a number of events which merit our prayers:


a conference for indigenous women from Friday to Sunday in the township of Potrillo in the Argentine Chaco


a follow-up meeting on Saturday in Asunción, Paraguay, for the young people who attended the very encouraging EJE (Youth Encounter in the Spirit) weekend a fortnight ago


a Confirmation Service on Sunday evening for people from the St Andrew’s Cathedral evening congregation in Asunción.


Please continue to pray for rain in the Paraguayan Chaco.  The situation is desperate for everyone; Tim Curtis may have to send home his Enxet Bible translator colleagues if no rain falls in Río Verde.


Finally, some weeks ago we asked prayer for Barry Tomlinson, ex-SAMS missionary in Chile.  Praise God he came through a very delicate brain operation at Addenbrooke’s Hospital and is much better.


Thank you so much for all your prayers.