Lent Prayer Resource

SAMS Ireland, a mission agency facilitating church partnerships with church communities in South America, has unveiled a new resource for Lent 2024. This prayer guide is designed to provide prayer support for South American church initiatives and outreach projects throughout the Lenten season.

With a daily prayer focus linked to specific ministries and church endeavors with link dioceses in South America, this resource aims to deepen the engagement of churches and individuals in prayerful support. Each day of Lent will offer a prayer point, allowing participants to intercede for the various challenges and opportunities faced by the Church in South America.

The downloadable PDF format ensures accessibility for churches, small groups, and individuals seeking to actively engage in prayer during Lent.

“Prayer is a powerful tool for fostering unity and supporting our brothers and sisters in Christ,” remarked Claire Holmes for SAMS Ireland. “Through this Lent 2024 prayer resource, we hope to facilitate meaningful connections and ignite hearts with a passion for mission and ministry in South America.”

The Lent 2024 prayer resource is now available for download on the SAMS Ireland website, inviting churches and individuals to join in prayerful support with the Church in South America throughout the Lenten season.

Download the Lent Prayer Resource PDF

Wishing SAMS Ireland supporters much joy and blessing this Christmas season

Thank you for your ongoing support for Mission this year. Wishing SAMS Ireland supporters much joy and blessing this Christmas season! As we celebrate the birth of our Savior, we are reminded of the beautiful promise in Isaiah 9:6:

“For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.”

May the Wonderful Counsellor guide you, the Mighty God strengthen you, the Everlasting Father envelop you in His love, and the Prince of Peace fill your hearts with His enduring joy.

In this season of love and togetherness, we extend our heartfelt gratitude for your partnership with SAMS Ireland.

May the true spirit of Christmas fill your homes with warmth, your hearts with peace, and your lives with the boundless love of Christ.

Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a blessed New Year!

 

SAMS Prayer Station: A Video Prayer Journey for the Anglican Church in South America

Embark on a prayer journey through Peru, Bolivia, and Northern Argentina with our special video prayer resource. In this 20-minute video, we explore the landscapes of South America, standing in prayer with the Anglican Church. Let’s transform these landscapes into ‘prayerscapes’ as we intercede for our brothers and sisters.

The prayer video is intended to be used individually or in the setting of a church prayer group. Simply click below and be led through prayer points and scripture for the church in South America.

Join us in this intercession tool. May our prayers reverberate across borders, bringing comfort and encouragement to our Anglican church partners in South America. Watch and share the video on our website and Facebook page. Together, let’s make a difference through the gift of prayer.

 

 

Boas Novas Church Brazil – Sister Valerie Thom

Welcome to Boas Novas Church, nestled in the heart of the Marie Paula district of Niteroi, within the vibrant state of Rio. A mere 13 km across the iconic bridge from the bustling city of Rio de Janeiro, our church stands as a beacon of hope and compassion.

Boas Novas Church stands in solidarity with the most marginalised in our community, displaying unwavering dedication despite our modest resources. At its helm is Pastor Carlos, a compassionate leader, supported by his devoted wife, Roberta. With very limited income, Pastor Carlos and the church elders invest not only their time but also any available funds into its operations.

Step through our doors and experience a warmth that is unparalleled. Our doors are open wide, offering solace and sustenance to all who enter. Pastor Carlos, driven by an unshakable passion for spreading the message of Jesus, devotes his full-time efforts to both the church and the community.

The recent pandemic has dealt a harsh blow, particularly to those already living on the fringes. Despite these challenges, Boas Novas Church has remained a steadfast pillar of support. We’ve extended our helping hand to the local community, providing essential food baskets, cleaning supplies, and even contributing to health expenses.

Pastor Carlos, a testament to resilience, battled heart problems and emerged stronger. His unwavering commitment to his calling is evident in every aspect of his work.

A striking illustration of our church’s unity shines through a heartwarming anecdote. In 2019, when a team undertook the task of painting our church, the local community rallied alongside us. The collaborative spirit transcended mere tasks, as we learned that partnership meant sharing responsibilities. While we painted, our church family took up the mantle of cleaning. As we bid farewell, our church radiated unity, with Brazilian and Northern Irish flags adorning the space, a true testament to the harmonious blending of cultures.

As we gather in prayer, we beseech:

  • May the light of Jesus illuminate the lives of those in our community.
  • Let job opportunities abound for the most vulnerable among us.
  • Bless our outreach efforts through social events and women’s conferences.
  • Strengthen the partnership between Sams and our church, amplifying our impact.
  • Open doors for future collaborations, allowing us to return and continue our work.
  • Gratefully acknowledge the church family’s boundless generosity and open hearts.

Join us in our mission, where faith, compassion, and unity converge to create a brighter tomorrow for all.

Together, we are a testament to the power of faith in action, and we invite you to stand with us as we journey forward, transforming lives and spreading the love of Christ.

 

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