SAM’s Board of Directors visited Colombia last month. Praise God for a wonderful trip to witness the many ways He is working and moving. The board listened to, learned from, and prayed for missionaries, national and Indigenous pastors, and ministry leaders. Pray for the leadership of the Board and the flourishing of the church in Colombia.
Dan and Julie Snyder
Dan and Julie served in Brazil for many years but have recently moved stateside. They will assist with international ministries and staff development in SAM’s Home Office (Fort Mill, SC). Their years of experience will be a great asset to these areas. Please pray for the Snyders during this transition.
the African-American church
Pray for our brothers and sisters in the African-American church as they send missionaries around the world. Pray for their support raising efforts and gospel outreach.
the Home Office staff
As we begin 2023, pray God’s blessing over the SAM home office staff. Pray for wisdom, unity, and planning for the year ahead. Our team includes Ellen Adkins, Serina Arias, Katherine Buehler, Stephanie Hardy, Brad and Jennie Hopper, Carolyn Mullen, Bill and Lennie Ogden, Kirk and Emily Ogden, Mark Powers, Craig and Sue Querfeld, Eric and Kymm Schultz, Paige Thompson, Stephanie Tinker, and Leah Wallace.
SAM Board Meetings
Praise God for the faithful women and men who serve on the SAM Board of Directors. They are gathering this week to discern God’s direction. Pray for a fruitful time of celebration, reflection and planning.
John Lucas is a missionary with South America Mission serving in Pucallpa, Peru as the field administrator. John is currently in the U.S. caring for his mother who is ill. Please pray that God would bless their time together and that they will have beautiful fellowship. Pray also that the responsibilities of his role on the Peru field are adequately covered during John’s time in the US.
Frank and Luz Zajicek are missionaries with South America Mission in Santa Marta, Colombia. They recently completed a home ministry assignment in the states. Please pray that they return to the field refreshed and that their time with their supporters will be financially beneficial for their ministry, which focuses on youth and families of Gaira, a community outside of Santa Marta.
Karen Powell has served as a missionary with South America Mission (SAM) at the Santa Cruz Christian Learning Center (SCCLC), an ACSI-accredited Christian school located in Santa Cruz, Bolivia. Praise God for her service as a nurse at the school and for her heart for evangelism and helping others grow in their knowledge of the Lord. Pray for Karen as she has completed her service with SAM and for her next steps, one which include a February wedding. Please pray that God would provide a nurse for the school to continue in ministry after Karen’s departure.
Jaime and Heather Azuaje are missionaries with South America Mission (SAM). They will begin serving with SAM’s Ayacucho Initiative church-planting team in Ayacucho, Peru beginning in January. Please pray for their transition to the Peru field, for cohesiveness among the team members, and for God’s wisdom and guidance in their ministry.
Katie Beth Wilcke is a missionary with South America Mission serving in the city of Santa Cruz, teaching at the Santa Cruz Christian Learning Center, the same international Christian school that she attended as a missionary kid growing up. Katie Beth is currently on home ministry assignment (HMA), based in Maryland and Pennsylvania. She travels this month to Bolivia briefly to be with her family before returning to complete her HMA. Please pray that this would be a refreshing time for her as she meets with her network of supporters and that God would continue to provide the resources necessary for her return to ministry.