The new Bishop of Paraguay, Peter Bartlett, and his wife Sally are currently making their first pastoral visit to the rural Chaco region, in company with Ed & Marie Brice. Pray that their time in the Indian communities will be a mutual blessing. From next Monday (8th) Peter will teach at a week’s Bible School in Río Verde on the key subject of ‘the spirit world’. Pray that God’s Holy Spirit will protect and direct.
From Friday SAMS Latin Partner Ronny Irene, pastor in La Paz, Bolivia, will be guest speaker at a retreat for young people of the San Andrés evening congregation in Asunción, Paraguay. This church saw 27 people confirmed last month. Pray for this event and for Ronny’s ministry.
Another SAMS Latin Partner, Daniel Morrison, from Gómez Carreño, Chile, has had a set back in his recovery from depression and needs to take leave of absence until he gets an appointment with a psychiatrist in Viña del Mar. Remember Daniel in your prayers, in particular that the appointment with the doctor may be pushed forward, as currently the first available date is at the end of July. Pray too for his wife Ary and their 3 children and also for Ary’s father who is in a very critical situation in hospital in Concepción (South of Chile).
Sue Woodcock thanks us for our prayers for the recent synod of the Spanish Reformed Episcopal Church, which she describes as “the best we have had for
many years, with an excellent atmosphere”. The Diocesan Plan was approved and Sue was re-elected Vice President of the Standing Committee. She now asks prayer for the implementation of the Plan, which is “quite ambitious”.