Larry and Bonnie Secrest are missionaries with South America Mission in Lima, Peru. Please pray for them as they prepare for their home ministry assignment (HMA) in December 2017. Pray that this is a time of refreshment and good health. Please pray for God’s blessing on the small group that they host in Lima, as the Secrests are away during this HMA.
The phrase, “First of All, Pray!”, inspired by 1 Timothy 2:1, is the name of our prayer ministry. It reflects the prominence of prayer within our community. It’s been a mark of our Mission for more than 100 years. The mark remains. First of all, pray—deliberately, intentionally, and in faith, with praise and thanksgiving.
Opening its doors in 1990, the Esperanza (Hope) School began as a joint project between La Esperanza Church and South America Mission in Santa Marta, Colombia. With the closing school year, they are making decisions for curriculum, new and future students, new teachers, and future direction. Please pray that these decisions are led by the Lord, and that the partnering Church is faithful in maintaining relationships and reaching out as they enter vacation time.
Wes and Trudy Seng are missionaries with South America Mission serving in Brazil. They will visit the Ammi Training center, an indigenous pastoral training center, in Chapado do Guimaraes the last week of November for the end of the school year conference. Please pray for wisdom and God’s guidance as Wes prepares and delivers the message for this conference.
The Santa Cruz Christian Learning Center (SCCLC) is a pre-k to 12 international Christian school that develops students academically and spiritually with a vision for impacting the world. Please pray for wisdom for the teachers as they engage with students in a way that promotes a positive, inclusive environment resulting in contented students who are eager to learn.
Anthony Theissen is a missionary serving with The Evangelical Alliance Mission (TEAM) in Mexico, focusing on sports ministry and youth outreach. He recently hosted a sports camp. Praise God for the number of people who turned out for the event. Pray that God would oversee and bless the follow up of all the contacts from the camp.
Bill and Joy Carrera are missionaries serving with SAMAIR in Pucallpa, Peru. Joy has been asked to step in as the chief pilot for SAMAIR for the next seven months, as well as to contribute to a heavy administrative load while another pilot is on furlough. Bill is covering a high school science class, while a teacher is on furlough, as well as the physical education class at SAM Academy. Please pray that God would provide endurance and stamina as they serve in these various roles this Fall.
Antoinette Hendrickson is a missionary serving with South America Mission in Ayacucho, Peru. She begins a short home ministry assignment beginning in December 2017. During this time in the US, she will meet with her sending church. Please pray for God’s provision for her ministry and for the church planting ministry in Ayacucho, Peru.
Please be in prayer for Helen Crump, a South America Mission retiree who served with SAM in Brazil for many years. Helen is 95, living with her son David and his wife at home. Over the last weeks Helen has been declining and it seems she may be in her final days here on this earth.
David asked that we be prayerful with them in these days. Helen has less and less verbal responses but seems to be aware and knows family members. While hospice has been coming into their home regularly now, David is thankful that Helen continues to remain at home, with David’s wife providing much of the care for her.
Founded in Bolivia, PROCLAMA is catalyzing missionary mobilization movements within the Latin American Church. Please pray for God’s favor for the PROCLAMA team as they aim to activate volunteers in the city of La Paz, Bolivia to help represent the ministry. Pray for wisdom and clarity for the team as they participate in the Evangelism Fair in that city and for SAM missionary Dana Wilson as she presents a workshop during the fair on cross-cultural evangelism.
Bob and RuthAnn Moyer are retired missionaries with South America Mission. They worked with the indigenous people of the Sierra Nevada mountains in Colombia for 15 years in the late 1960’s and 70’s. Praise God for the fruit of their labor as one grandson of a man they helped bring to the Lord is now a spiritual leader in this region. Pray that God would continue to move in this closed people group and that He would encourage those who are being persecuted for their faith and face many hardships.