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SAM’s Ministry Residency Program and Summer Internships

SAM’s onboarding manager, Ellen Adkins, will visit several college campuses over the next few weeks to share about SAM. In particular, she will be sharing about SAM’s new ministry residency program and summer internships. Pray that she connects with the right students and campus leaders and that they are receptive and open to how the Lord might call them. The internship is a six-week program this summer in Peru. The residency is a year-long US-based program starting in August. We are looking for six residents.

Pray for her time at CIU, Anderson, USC, Clemson, and North Greenville University.

the SAM Board of Directors

Praise God for the faithful women and men who serve on the SAM Board of Directors. During the board meetings this week, they look forward to hearing directly from Ministry Leaders from South America. Pray for a fruitful time of celebration, reflection, and planning.


Kristin Macurda

This is an exciting time of growth at SAM, and we want to grow in ways that make us stronger as related to our vision of Redeemed Lives, Beautiful Churches, and Transformed Communities. To that end, we have another new face at SAM! 

Kristin Macurda has joined the senior leadership team and will focus on organizational advancement and partnerships. She is passionate about discipleship and God’s work in the world. Kristin is helping SAM align our combined efforts in mission so we strategically come alongside God’s work in South America of developing beautiful churches. 

Leadership Gathering

On Mission Together: For the first time since the pandemic, country directors and ministry leaders are gathering for renewal, planning, and strategizing ahead of SAM Board Meetings. Leaders will start with a spiritual retreat ahead of meetings to dream about the season ahead and what it means to be “on mission together.”

Pray for these men and women and their time together.

the Gospel’s impact in cities

Movements of the Gospel that transform cities require more than one event or a single church. Pray for God to raise up catalyzers for the major cities of Latin America. Faithful people from across the continent have been going through a year-long training led by City to City. The training was just punctuated with an in-person gathering in Santiago, Chile, this month. Pray for the impact of their efforts as they return equipped and energized to the urban centers of the region.

new SAM appointees

“God’s work done in God’s way will never lack God’s supply.” (Hudson Taylor)

Please pray for new appointees with SAM as they join the SAM family who just completed orientation. They will be sharing with friends and churches, fundraising, and preparing to move. Pray for God’s favor and strength for the transitions and their future ministry. 

Urban church planting in Latin America

Church planting in an urban context can be challenging and lonely. Pray for leaders from across Latin America who were recently trained in Buenos Aires, Argentina to be church-planter coaches. They help provide important support in strategy, gospel communication, and perseverance for many local pastors. 

SAM’s Board of Directors

SAM’s Board of Directors is on a week-long prayer, care, and oversight trip across Colombia. A lot of ground will be covered, including stops in Bogota, Medellin, and the north coast. Pray that board members will be used by God as they visit indigenous rural ministries as well as churches and training centers in mega-cities. Pray for SAM’s continued obedience to the Lord in Colombia.  

Good Friday in Latin America

But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners Christ died for us. Romans 5:8

Pray for Good Friday services around Latin America to boldly witness to the saving work of Christ on the cross.

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