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.

SAM Academy–Week of Prayer September 6th, 2023

Pray for creativity, energy, and flexibility for our teachers, many of whom have separate ministries on the side, as they navigate whatever the year ahead brings. Please pray for these wonderful people by name, that God may fill their hearts with His Word and speak wisdom and love through them to our student body. This year’s teachers are Mike and Marcy Brown, Bill Carrera, Cristy van Oosten, Krista Hetzel, Cristina Thomas, Crystal Murphree, Robert Busenitz, Minori Lucas, Silvia Shapiama, and Nayelly Tenazoa.

SAM Academy–Week of Prayer September 5th, 2023

Pray for our administrator, Mike Brown, and our principal, Bill Carrera, as they seek to lead our school through a successful year. They both teach full class loads as well as guide our school administratively. Pray they have times of rest and regular time in the Word. Pray for wisdom and support to lead our school well.

SAM Academy–Week of Prayer September 4th, 2023

Pray for our students’ families who bring Christ to the lost in Peru and serve the Peruvian people. This year, we serve families connected to South America Mission, Pioneers, IMB, Ethnos 360, Mision Suiza, plus independent and national missionaries. These ministries have diverse roles but share the common goal of sharing God’s Word in remote areas of Peru and discipling His people to carry it forward.

SAM Academy–Week of Prayer September 3rd, 2023

Thank you for praying for SAM Academy and the beautiful missionary families we serve in Pucallpa! Pray that we may serve these missionaries well by providing a solid educational foundation for their children so they are able to focus on their work. Let’s also pray that our school always stays focused on loving the Lord and sharing His love.

SAM Academy–Week of Prayer September 1st, 2023

School is back in session! Please join us for SAM Academy’s Week of Prayer beginning Sunday, September 3.

Founded in 1966 and located in Pucallpa, Peru, SAM Academy serves the needs of Third-Culture Kids of missionary families by providing a well-rounded education, spiritual discipleship, and preparation for higher education in their passport country.

We will post a new request each day next week. Please pray with us for the staff, the kids, and their families!

Olga Chiang August 30th, 2023

After many years of diligent study, SAM missionary Olga Chiang graduated from law school in Lima, Peru. Please pray that God will use her degree for His glory and for the good of the people of Peru. Congrats, Olga, we are proud of you!

Don and Vera Bergson August 28th, 2023

Don and Vera serve at Ammi Training Center in Brazil, which has a vision to see disciples and dynamic churches in every tribe of Brazil. Pray for God’s blessing over Ammi, for good health for the indigenous missionaries sent from Ammi, and for God to call missionaries to serve at Ammi.  Pray for Don and Vera as they teach and help the students and staff at Ammi.

VASE in Peru August 25th, 2023

VASE (Voluntarios en Ayuda Social y Evangelismo) is a Peruvian NGO that serves the physical and spiritual needs of the people of Peru through medical outreaches. VASE also helps host medical teams from the U.S. Last month, a team from Peru and the U.S. served in a region of the Andes and in Lima. Pray for the ministry of VASE as they care for the needs of children and adults in Peru.

Churches in Santa Cruz, Bolivia August 23rd, 2023

SAM missionary Mike Shank hosted an informational meeting for pastors and church planters to learn about Life-on-Life Discipleship to use in churches in Santa Cruz, Bolivia. Over 15 churches in La Paz are already walking through the discipleship program, and two pastors from La Paz came to share testimonies of the program. Life-On-Life follows Jesus’ model of discipleship for transformation and growth. Pray that many will be discipled and grow in Christlikeness with hearts for their families, communities, and the world.

the Gospel’s impact in cities August 21st, 2023

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.

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