After a short delay Ruth & Efraim Hollingdale Vilella have completed their move from Recife to Porto Alegre in the south of Brazil. Please pray for them as they settle into their new home, for Efraim in his work with Wal-Mart, and for Ruth as she eagerly seeks a project in which her medical, social and pastoral skills can be used.
Bishop Henry Scriven was much blessed by his visits to partners in South America, including Jill Ball in Ecuador. Jill is encouraged by developments in, and provision of resources for, the planned home for abused women in Santo Domingo. Please pray with Jill for God to call a suitable couple to administer it.
Francisco Pérez, coordinator of the indigenous communities association Lhaka Honhat, has been in Washington to plead the cause of the Wichi people who live in two sizeable areas of land in the Argentine Chaco. Francisco appeared before the Interamerican Commission on Human Rights on 3 November to represent their land claims and call for a just resolution to the issue by the provincial government of Salta with fair distribution of the land. Please keep this matter in your prayers.
On Saturday a Women’s Encounter takes place at the Church of the Redeemer in La Serena, Chile. This is the first to be held there: pray that God will bless all participants and that the Encounter will give real impetus to the women’s ministry in the church and greatly encourage Pastor Pablo & Pamela Zavala.
Also on Saturday former missionaries in Chile John & Ann Jacklin will be in London for a special launch of John’s autobiography, ¡Gloria a Dios! Pray for John & Ann and for the impact of this event.