April 19th, 2017 by admin

Easter Outreach in Carmelo, Uruguay

This picture is from Easter Sunday 2017 in Carmelo, Uruguay. The team members are from Uruguay, Argentina and Canada. They conducted a special evangelistic outreach this past weekend. Please join us in prayer for fruit of souls added to the church!

April 18th, 2017 by admin

Thank you, Work Team from Moscow, Maine!

Missionary James Morrell reports from Chivilcoy, Argentina: Here are some pictures of the team from Moscow, Maine. We are finishing up the interior ceilings, installing the ceiling around the cabin complex, and finishing beds. This team is full of workers from dawn till dusk! The Maine volunteers are joined by Diego and Bill.

We are thankful that these preparations are underway to be ready for the May men’s retreat.

April 18th, 2017 by admin

Pray for Those Who are Sent

Please pray for veteran missionaries Curtis and Diane Steward as they return to the field of Chile this week after furlough. Also, please pray for Dathan and Allison Marshall and their family as they head out for their first term in Argentina. May the Lord bless them all richly in their labors for Him!

April 6th, 2017 by admin

Duartes Reporting From Uruguay

Missionaries Sergio and Andrea Duarte send in a report from the field of Uruguay. They write:

Thank you for praying for children’s camp! We were responsible to plan and run this ministry this year, and we praise the Lord for many answered prayers. The camp staff and counselors were a
tremendous blessing; each one ministered lovingly and with a servant’s heart. We rejoice that 50 children attended 17 accepted the Lord as personal Savior and many others made good decisions in their spiritual walk. Please pray For the spiritual growth of these children. Many come from unsaved homes and have no one to encourage them to continue to follow Him.

Only by God’s grace this year FEBU (Bible college) will have its first graduating class! We praise the Lord for His guidance, provision, and for the opportunity and responsibility to better equip the students to serve Him. We look forward with much prayer and anticipation to see how God will use these men and ladies to further the gospel in this very needy land.

Gabriel, a young man from our church is a Senior this year at FEBU. The primary goal of the college is to train men and women for full time ministry. After graduation, he and his wife Valeria are planning to return to Fray Bentos for an internship in our church.

Sergio teaches Pastoral Theology class this year at FEBU, so he travels weekly to Montevideo; we appreciate your prayers for safety, wisdom, and endurance. Pray for a profitable school year, guidance on leadership for the school, student enrollment, adequate facilities to hold classes and have dormitories for the students, and building projects.

March 31st, 2017 by admin

Baptism at Antofagasta Church

Missionary David Flinck reports that earlier this week, the Antofagasta church in northern Chile was blessed to see three of its members baptized. Assisting David is a new Chilean pastor, Andres. How great it is to see God’s work in the city and its people!

March 29th, 2017 by admin

Thankful for Homeland Support – Canada

We thank the Lord for His servants in GMSA’s sending countries (U.K., Canada, and U.S.A.) who serve alongside those laboring on the fields in South America. For example, the board of the Canadian branch of the GMSA met on Monday. Here is a picture of the board and their guests.

March 29th, 2017 by admin

UK LIFT Team Working at Chivilcoy, Argentina

Please remember the UK LIFT team as they labor with other volunteers at the Argentine Bible Camp. They are pushing to have the cabin ready for a men’s retreat on May 25-27.

March 26th, 2017 by admin

Church Plant in Carmelo, Uruguay

Today, the new church in Carmelo had a good first meeting in their new building. There was a good number of people out for the first meeting, which was followed by a time of fellowship and food. Some neighbors walked by and said hello.

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March 21st, 2017 by admin

More About ABC’s Work at Pirque

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Dave Holloway, (former Camp Director of High Point Camp, in Pennsylvania) current Camp Director of Alpine Ministries (associated with Appalachian Bible Collage) led the team. He brought four college students from ABC. He was also accompanied by Seth and Shannon Hoffman, current Camp Director of Kanesatake, and Bruno Couto (former Camp Director of Paysandu Camp) current High Point Camp staff member.

They arrived on Saturday morning and did some sight-seeing until the afternoon. At night they flew south to Temuco. They arrived late on Saturday night at Lican Ray Camp, where Danny Thompson currently directs. After ministering on Sunday, they were ready to do some work on the camp property. On Tuesday they returned to Santiago and spent the rest of the time at Camp Pirque till Sunday night when they left to go back the States.

We are thankful for the work team that helped with some projects. The goal was to complete several of the low rope course elements to incorporate them into our camp program. We are thankful for the experience that this team brought to make the low rope course elements a reality.

There was some cementing of posts done ahead of time so the work team could focus on the finishing part of the elements. During their short time in Pirque, they where able to finish 7 low rope course elements, advance the rock columns in the pool area, complete 5 benches to hang later once the post are put in place and clean the missionary warehouse. They brought down with them a nine square in the air set and other supplies for games.

We are grateful for the the testimony of the young men and woman that came. They displayed a willingness to work hard with a great attitude and wonderful Christian character. They were a great example to our kids of what a young person who loves God and wants to follow him should look like. Thank you Jansen, Luke, Phoebe and Katie.

Seth and Shannon were wonderful during their time with us. Shannon came down to Uruguay with the Northland woman’s soccer team, when we were there, many years ago. It was great to reconnect with her and get to know Seth better.

Bruno is always an encouragement to me personally. I love to bounce ideas around with him to see what we come up with. He helped us to (hopefully) extend the internet to the guest house in the back.

Dave brings many years of experience and is a great resource of ideas of what to do and what not to do.

Thank you for your prayers for our family and the camp ministry here in Pirque as we serve.

Serving Him,

Dan Vallette

March 20th, 2017 by admin

Appalachian Bible College Work Team at Camp Pirque

Missionary Dan Vallette reports:

We’re thankful for the ABC work team that came down to help in Camp Pirque recently. During the time that they where here they were able to finish seven low ropes course activities. They also advanced the camp in the completion of several rock columns around the pool area and the building of future bench swings.

What a blessing to see so many volunteers investing their strength and talents in the Lord’s work.

Thank you for your prayers for the camp!

Serving Him,

Dan Vallette

(An earlier edition of this article named the wrong person as the work team leader.)