Rick and Donna Martin are missionaries with South America Mission (SAM), serving with SAM’s church planting team in the Ayacucho region of Peru. Please pray for the Martins as they begin their home ministry assignment (HMA) in December 2017. Pray that this time in the US would be full of rest and spiritual rejuvenation, and that God would bless their time as they meet with their sending church and supporters. Please pray also for the Ayacucho church planting team while the Martins are away, that even in their God would still strengthen this team and expand its impact.
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.
Today, December 1st, is the 22nd graduation of the Ammi Training Center. Please pray for the graduates and their families as they return to their villages. These students just studied a modulo on syncretism, mixing Biblical truths with village beliefs. Their eyes were open to these truths and they are concerned for how they will remain strong and not participate in some of the village traditions which do not glorify God. Pray that they will be faithful, firm and not turn back to their old ways. Pray also that they will make a difference for Jesus in their communities.
The South America Mission team in Puerto Supe works with low-income people living in the central coastal area of Puerto Supe, Peru. Weekly worship services and Bible studies form the backbone of the spiritual ministry at Puerto Supe Church. Praise God for the work and change happening in the community. Twelve of the regular church attendees have committed themselves to serve and help the youth ministry and two want to be baptized.
Praise God for the message of the gospel! In a village in Brazil, a leader was reminiscing how the gospel first came to the people in the 1950’s. Today there are believers in this group who are teaching and training the people in their own language. Please pray that the knowledge of Jesus would continue to go forth in the community and that He will equip the leaders and encourage the new believers.
David and Rachael Powell are missionaries serving with South America Mission in Pucallpa, Peru. Please pray for the Powells as they prepare for home ministry assignment (HMA) beginning in December 2017. Pray that God would oversee the details as they exit their ministry with Encuentro Cristiano Mil Palmeras, teach their last class of Academia Biblica and prepare those who will be entrusted with the ministry. Please pray for God’s wisdom and guidance as they make preparations and move to Mazamari for the next phase of ministry when they return to Peru after their HMA.
Matthias and Rosemary Drochner are missionaries serving with South America Mission in Lima, Peru. They have been very intentional about reaching out to their neighbors and friends in Lima. Pray that those who do not have a personal relationship with Christ will see the beauty of the gospel and come to delight in Jesus. Pray that the Drochners are continually filled with the hope and love found in Christ as they interact daily with their community.
The Ammi Training Center exists to develop indigenous leaders for local churches throughout Brazil. The Center sent out three ministry teams to three different areas in October. Pray for travel safety for these indigenous pastors as they travel to villages. Pray that the truth of the Gospel is rooted in the hearts of those who are reached and that the pastors stand firm in God’s word. Pray that addictions and wrong thinking are transformed by God’s victory and truth in Christ.
Developing Godly Leaders for the Latin American Church is a key area of influence and action for South America Mission (SAM). In Bolivia, we’re serving in this area as members of the Board of the Bolivian Evangelical University (the UEB); as we cooperate with a church leadership training program (CIET); as we equip churches and church leaders to participate in world missions (PROCLAMA); and as we manage a Pre-K to 12 International Christian school (SCCLC). Please pray for success – as God measures it – in these ministries.
Lucas Carillo is a pastor in Valledupar, Colombia. Please pray for God’s provision that Pastor Carillo’s church is able to find a place to worship and that the financial obligations to sustain the ministry are met. Pray that many will come to know the love of Jesus through their evangelical effort in the community.
Art and Vicki Reyes are missionaries serving with The Evangelical Alliance Mission (TEAM) in Mexico. The Reyeses recently started a new evangelical Bible study in their region. Please pray for the women who attend this new study to grow in their knowledge and love of Christ and to be encouraged to boldly proclaim the gospel in their community.