South America Mission’s Colombia church planting team and partnerships extend to the regions of the Guajira, Santa Marta, Villavicencio and Bogotá. Please pray that God’s patience and wisdom are imparted to church pastors in these regions as they discuss difficult issues with church members using sound biblical doctrine. Pray God’s truth is revealed and accepted and for unity to dwell among the body of Christ.
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.
In September, the Bolivian Evangelical University received an accrediting team from Mercosur, a union of countries in South America. The team assessed the university’s Agriculture and Cattle program, as its protocol is to evaluate and approve each major separately. Please pray for a favorable assessment from Mercosur as accreditation gives greater credibility to the institution and its graduates.
Praise God for the dedicated Shipibo Juan Marin, graduate of the Centro de Capacitación Bíblica (CCB) training center in Pucallpa, Peru. Juan and three of his fellow CCB classmates organized a weekend camp named “The Victor’s Group” for children and youth in Caimito, a small indigenous Shipibo village in Peru. Pray that the truth of the Gospel remains in these young people as they become future leaders of this village.
Art and Vicki Reyes are missionaries with The Evangelical Alliance Mission (TEAM), an organization collaborating with South America Mission. Please pray for the Reyeses as they share Christ’s love to La Payita Church in San José del Cabo, Mexico. Pray that God’s Word is impactful and transforming to this church community, and many respond with a clear passion for God’s mission.
Recife Redemptive Ministry partners with local churches to respond to felt needs of impoverished communities on the outskirts of Recife, Brazil. On October 4-12, a team from Movement Foundation (www.movementfoundation.org) is serving in Dois Unidos at South America Mission’s Brazil headquarters. Please pray that the team is a powerful reflection of the love of Christ throughout this community and that He provides vision for future ministry.
Julio Cesar Pinzon is the pastor of La Esperanza church in Santa Marta, Colombia. Please pray for Pastor Julio, that God provides peace and wisdom as Julio tends to a chronic health condition of one of his children, for financial provision due to medical costs, and strength and stamina for continued impactful ministry within the church and community.
The Ammi Training Center equips pastors to lead churches in tribal communities throughout Brazil. October 2nd-13th is a specific time of ministry for the center as missionary teams are organized to share the love of Christ both at the center and throughout communities. Pray God blesses this outreach effort and that many lives are transformed by the power of Christ’s redeeming love.
Bryce and Hilary Fonda are missionaries with South America Mission (SAM) serving in Pucallpa, Peru, with SAM’s aviation ministry, SAMAIR. They are currently on medical leave in the US. Pray that this is a time of rest, spiritual and physical rejuvenation, and healing for the Fondas. Pray that God encourages them as they meet with senders and raise funds to return to Peru.
Wes and Trudy Seng are missionaries serving with South America Mission in Iranduba, Brazil, outside of Manaus on the banks of the Amazon River. The Sengs served years ago supporting the ministry of Kadesh Barnea Bible Institute (KBBI), which closed its doors for a time. Praise be to God for the reestablishment of KBBI in Aquidauana, Brazil. Despite our shortcomings, God’s word accomplishes His purposes. Praise God for reconciliation of His people and that Wes and Trudy Seng were able to visit and teach at KBBI and speak at their home church in Anastácio.
La Esperanza School is an extension of the ministry of La Esperanza Church in Santa Marta, Colombia. The leadership team at the school is developing a ten-year institutional strategy and development plan. Pray for unity among the leaders and vision from the Lord as they seek to best utilize the school to minister in the community.