Terry Barratt will be involved in an international meeting in Axminster of world representatives of SEAN theological education by extension programmes. Pray for this major gathering of a global phenomenon which arose out of local church leadership needs met by SAMS personnel in South America.
SEAN is still used to train new leaders of the Indian churches of Northern Argentina. Another tool is the annual training course taking place now until 4 October in Juárez. Pray for coordinator René Pereira and the team of teachers and participants as they learn and share together this fortnight.
Nick Drayson is the suffragan bishop-elect with special responsibility for those Indian churches. He and Catherine fly to Argentina on Sunday to take up their new work and will live in Juárez. Pray for full recovery from health problems, final preparations, goodbyes, the journey and readjustment to the Chaco.
Chris Hawksbee is away from Paraguay for a fortnight conducting two project evaluations for Tearfund in northeast Brazil. Pray God’s wisdom for Chris and blessing on him and through him to local Brazilians; remember too his wife Alison and son Ben in Asunción.
This coming weekend a Youth Encounter event takes place in Asunción. Uphold in prayer the team of young national leaders and all attending and experiencing this exciting event. Pray God will abundantly bless and that lives will be transformed by his Holy Spirit.
From time to time we have asked prayer for Danilo Hueche, a young Christian from southern Chile who had been studying at the Centre for Pastoral Studies in Santiago. Danilo, who had been suffering from cancer, died peacefully at home last Tuesday. As we give thanks for his life and example, let’s uphold his family before the Lord.