Latin Partner Mario Ágreda has completed his visit to the UK and is flying back to Argentina today. As we give thanks for the blessings from his ministry here, let’s pray that what he has learned and experienced will benefit his pastoral and evangelistic work in Buenos Aires.
Crossing the Atlantic in the opposite direction tonight will be General Secretary Tim Dakin who is flying back from Argentina after the Provincial Executive and the consecration of Nick Drayson. Pray for Tim, and also for Bishop Henry Scriven and Paul Thaxter of CMS who are visiting SAMS’ partners in the Diocese of Recife, Brazil. Pray for fruitful meetings, and for their return journeys on Thursday and Friday.
On Friday a ‘Light Party’ is being offered at Jesús el Nazareno church in Lima, Peru, as an alternative to Halloween activities which have grown in recent years. The party has been a great success in past years, and Pat Blanchard asks us to pray that this year also “we will deter the children in the neighbourhood from going off into the streets and that they will rather be encouraged in their faith through the activities and teaching we present to them.”
Praise God that on Sunday two ordinations to the priesthood take place in Madrid. Rafa Arencón leads the mission church in Reus, and Rafa Arias manages the Anglican Student Centre in Salamanca as well as running the church there. Pray for the service and for the two Rafas as they take this major step in ministry.