News and Prayer Requests from Latin Partners René and Marina Pereira in Northern Argentina
We send you greetings in the name of our lord Jesus Christ. Our recent news is that we have just completed a leaders’ training course in the Chaco Province of Nueva Pompeya. I arrived home at the weekend, and left the day after for Salta.
Please pray for the following:
The Youth Camp in Ingeneiro Juarez starts on Tuesday 12 and ends on Saturday 16 July. We are expecting young people from Salta, some from Formosa and many from the local church in Ing. Juarez.
We are also inviting non-Christian young people, friends of our church members, to make contact with them and share the Gospel. Please pray for them to understand and become interested in knowing more.
Our own youngsters are very enthusiastic about the camp, and we have invited a pastor from Salta and two speakers from the city of Rosario to share the teaching. Please pray for the good news to be taught clearly to all those attending.
The Celebration of the Centenary of the Anglican Church in Northern Argentina takes place in San Andres (Potrillo)from 15 to 17 July. San Andres is one of the places where the work started. Many folk from the churches in the whole area and some from more distant places will be coming, including people from Santa Teresa and even from Mision La Paz in Salta Province.
Celebrations are also being held from 29 to 31 July in the Santa Teresa area. During August we are planning three different celebrations of this important anniversary in places including Bazan (5–7), Alto de la Sierra (19-21)and Rivadavia Banda Sur (26-28).
We ask for your prayers for these events as they involve a lot of travelling for people with the risk of accidents. Please ask for safety and for everything to go well. These celebrations are really encouraging for everyone – we not only look back with joy and encouragement to our beginnings, but also forward with hope to the future. We have many challenges to face, both for older people but also for our youngsters. Many of us remember, with tears in our eyes, the beginning of mission work the different places.
That’s all for the moment – I will write to tell you about the Youth Camp and the other events taking place in celebration of our Centenary.
With greetings to all and that God will continue to bless you abundantly.
Prayer update from Latin Partner Rene Pereira – Juarez, Diocese of Northern Argentina
We are looking forward to visiting many of you when we come to England in October and wanted you let you have this brief note about my recent and forthcoming activities.
The two weeks of youth camps has just finished. The first was held in Ingeniero Juárez from 12 to July 17 and the second in Misión Chaqueña from 19 to 24 July.
We all experienced a time of great blessing at both camps. The one in Juarez took place in the Criollo church, where 57 young people met together in all, including some non-Christians invited by their friends. At Misión Chaqueña there were 70 youngsters from eight different indigenous churches.
Give thanks to God for the blessings we received during the camps and pray for the young people present.
I’m now preparing for the new pastor training intensive course in Juárez which runs from 16 to 28 August. We are expecting some 70 pastors from 40 different churches to attend.
Please pray for the preparation, teaching and good outcome of the course.
Thank you again for your continued prayer and support.
Wishing you God’s abundant blessings,