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.


Peru May 1st, 2024

This month, we pray for God’s work in Peru through SAM and our partner ministries and churches. South America Mission first sent missionaries to Peru in 1926. While ministry has changed over the years, SAM remains passionate about discipleship, church planting, leadership training, and community development to bring about Gospel transformation. Pray with us for God’s work in Peru.


AMEI Women’s Conference April 29th, 2024

At the beginning of May, AMEI (Association of Indigenous Evangelical Women) will host the first women’s conference since the pandemic. Corina Terena Dias and other Indigenous women have been planning the event. Travel is always complicated with long distances and geographic issues. Please pray that God pours out His grace on the conference and supplies all their needs.  


Nilton and Kaylee Solier April 26th, 2024

The Soliers live in Guatemala City and serve vulnerable populations through their local church and outreach. A group from their church in Guatemala traveled to Lima, Peru, to help with a conference led by the Christian Orphan Alliance. The conference was a good time to connect with individuals and organizations focused on caring for the most vulnerable. Please pray for the ministry of Nilton and Kaylee and that God will mobilize the church in Latin America to grow in how they spiritually, emotionally, and physically care for these populations.

 


The Growing with Jesus Project in Barranquilla, Colombia April 24th, 2024

Kat Guild volunteers with The Growing with Jesus project in Santa Maria, a neighborhood in Barranquilla, Colombia. Her local church has been working with the children and families of this under-resourced neighborhood. The project has doubled in size this year thanks to a new partnership with a local NGO supporting Venezuelan migrant families! They are excited to see how this new partnership will further enrich the project and open doors for more families to participate in what God is doing in this community. Pray for children and families to know and experience the love of God!


Missionaries who are Support Raising

God mobilizes His church body and community to accomplish His purposes. Some are “sent,” and some are “senders,” providing much-needed prayer and financial support. Pray for the missionaries on Home Ministry Assignment, which is a time to visit churches, supporters, and family and share updates and stories about all that God is doing in their areas of ministry. Please pray that God will provide the funds and partners needed.


New Staff in the U.S. Office April 19th, 2024

SAM welcomes two new faces in the U.S. office! 

Michele King is our new accountant. Along with her finance background, Michele brings a heart for service and God’s Word.  

Monte Wison is the new Director of Mobilization. Before coming to SAM, Monte and his wife served as missionaries in Bolivia. His experience also includes mobilizing short-term teams. Monte brings a wealth of leadership and mission experience to SAM.

Please pray for Michele and Monte as they join our team.


Viva Youth April 17th, 2024

Viva Youth is a Christian NGO in Colombia that empowers local churches to become social and spiritual transformation agents, strongly emphasizing at-risk youth. 

Pray for legislation that affects Colombian youth exiting the state foster care system. During a Zoom hearing with members of the Colombian Congress studying the approval of a law to benefit these youth, Viva Youth staff members proposed two major changes to the draft legislation, which has made its way through several committees. The changes involve budget allocations and support networks. 

Pray for the Viva Youth community.


Misión TEC and Kyle and Cristina Thomas April 15th, 2024

The mission statement of Misión TEC is “forming lives for eternity through Biblical teaching and life training.” The Thomases partner with local pastors and leaders to provide ministry and event space at TEC. The property hosted an inter-neighborhood children’s soccer tournament sponsored by the local mayor. They continue to partner with the ministry Kids Alive and to receive churches for retreats and baptisms. One major highlight was a women’s retreat that served 34 women from five local churches for spiritual refreshment through fellowship and Bible study.

The Thomases and several local pastors and friends are praying to see how they might initiate Bible training on the premises. Please pray as they seek the Lord’s direction for this endeavor. 


Missionary Kids April 12th, 2024

Please pray for the children of SAM servants and missionaries. They have diverse educational, spiritual, emotional, and physical needs. Pray for good community and support as they grow in faith and knowledge.

April 14 is Global 4/14 Day, a day for prayer for children’s ministry worldwide to pray for children between the ages of 4 and 14. “Four to 14 window” is a term used to describe the age when people are most likely to accept Christ as Lord and Savior. Pray for children’s ministry leaders and volunteers in SAM’s ministries across Latin America. You can find a prayer guide here provided by Children’s Ministries International.


SAMAIR Peru April 10th, 2024

SAMAIR Peru flew Brazilian pastors to the Awajuan community, where they have been working to translate the Bible for the last 20 years. They were celebrating the completion of the translation. Praise God that these people now have the Word of God in their heart language!


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