August 31st, 2015 by admin
Ready to Hit the Road – Mark and Bekah Perry
Mark and Bekah write: It takes a lot of work to get ready to do any work!
Since our last update, we have been working on preparing our display table, creating a presentation video, assembling other materials, and contacting and meeting with pastors. We are thankful for the meetings in churches that we have been able to set up. We are looking forward to officially beginning the deputation process in just a few weeks.
If you would be willing to pass our information along to your pastor or to others, we would appreciate it. We are looking to serve churches and be a blessing to them. Our goal is three-fold: encourage and build up Jesus’ church, “hold missions high” and encourage churches in their missionary efforts here and abroad, and look for churches and individuals who will partner with us as an extension of their own ministry as we work together as “God’s co-workers,” building his Church on the only true Foundation, Jesus Christ.
We earnestly desire your prayer for us that God would use us.
August 13th, 2015 by admin
Young Church in Young
Pictured above is Missionary Bobby Vallette in front of the new facility for the church in Young. It is a young work in a Young place! Young is actually pronounced something like “Zhoong” or “Joong.” Bobby will soon be obtaining a vehicle that will help him move about the city a little better. Please pray for him and the ministry in Young.
August 2nd, 2015 by admin
Lois and Loida in Chivilcoy
Two faithful GMSA missionaries have been working in Chivilcoy with Tom and Debbie Gibbons for many years now: Lois Kenney and Lois McAllister. They recently wrote some very encouraging words about the ministry in the church in Argentina. They asked prayer for:
- The salvation of several who came to the father and sons dinner.
- A family who recently made a profession of salvation to come faithfully to church.
- The children’s Bible club to come out to Sunday school, and some have done so.
- Two ladies recently confessed Christ as Lord and Savior.
- Work teams have been busy at the camp, as other posts on the Sentinel have shown.
- The young people put on a dinner to raise support to go to winter camp, and about 90 people came.
- Lois and Loida are on a trip to Maipu, Chile, ministering at a church they worked in previously.
Rejoice and pray with the GMSA family at this good news from a far country!
August 1st, 2015 by admin
Thank you L.I.F.T.!
The Gospel Mission of South America would like to thank the group known as Labour in Faith and Trust (L.I.F.T.) from the United Kingdom for its excellent work at the Argentine Camp (Chivilcoy). They leave Argentina this evening to head home. They did ceramic and electrical work in the main building while it rained outside, in addition to the cabin construction during fair weather that we reported on in earlier Sentinel posts. May the Lord bless you all at L.I.F.T.
July 31st, 2015 by admin
Back in Chile
Missionaries Dan & Becca Vallette have completed their home ministry and are back on the field in Chile. They express thankfulness for those who helped pack, provided meals and transport, and prayed for them as they moved to Chile. The house they expected to move into is not ready for occupants yet. So, they have learned again that one of the rules of being a missionary is, “plans are subject to change at any time without prior notification!” But, there are a bunch of other things they thank the Lord for.
They ask prayer too, for:
- Legal paperwork for the family.
- Our family to find a “new normal” because we are in a new country, our oldest son stayed in the States for school, and a new school for all the kids.
- Priorities that honor God. The work at Camp Pirque is overwhelming. So much to do. We need to establish our home, get the kids settled in school and move forward in the work at camp.
- A vehicle. While the metro system is great, we see a need for a reliable vehicle suitable for
our family and a guest or two.
- Lives that honor God daily. He is faithful!
May the Lord bless your ministry, Vallettes, and may Camp Pirque overflow with campers young and old hearing God’s Word and making decisions to follow the Lord with their lives. Soli Deo Gloria!
July 30th, 2015 by admin
Chivilcoy Camp Cabin Taking Shape
The LIFT crew and the GMSA missionaries are advancing with the new cabin construction in Argentina. The ladies are pictured tying steel for the bond-beams that will be poured full of concrete at the top of the prefab walls. The electrical conduit is also being installed. Join us in thanking the Lord.
July 25th, 2015 by admin
Camp Development in Argentina
The L.I.F.T. (Labour in Faith and Trust) team from the UK with Nigel and Charis Kissick are serving alongside our missionaries in Chivilcoy, developing the Argentine Camp. These photos show the prefab wall panels being installed for the first cabin. You will also notice that some steel posts are being formed-up and poured with concrete. We praise the Lord for those who labor for the Lord Jesus Christ. The first cabin is really taking shape!
July 20th, 2015 by admin
Chivilcoy Cabin Floor
The LIFT group from the UK arrived yesterday in Chivilcoy to assist in camp construction, thanks to the work of UK home director Nigel and Charis Kissick. The team got to camp at about 1:30 p.m., met the work team from Maine, and 30 minutes later the group from Maine left for the airport on the same mini-bus. The picture below shows the progress on the plumbing and flooring in one of the cabin structures, with the main camp building in the background.
July 18th, 2015 by admin
Missionaries Daryl and Earlynne Thompson write in their 2015 update:
2015 finds us busy in the Bible Institute again in Temuco. There are five students living in the dorms this year. Daryl taught the book of Isaiah and the General Epistles this past semester. Earlynne continues to help out in the kitchen two days a week as well as buy the food supplies for the dorm students. It has been good to see our former students return as new ones coming. A number of students live off campus.
We are now helping in two country churches. The church in Radal is about a half hour´s drive for us. Pray for wisdom as Daryl prepares his lessons on the book of 1 and 2 Peter. The church has a number of young couples who have requested studies that would help them to strengthen their faith. Two Sundays out of the month, we travel to Mallohue about an hour or so from our house. This group is without a full time pastor. One young lady is teaching the younger children. She was in Earlynne´s Sunday School class last year. It is good to see young people growing and taking on responsibility.
We used much of our summer helping out in the construction of a new parsonage for the Mallohue church. A year ago, our son-in-law felt called to leave Coyhaique to become full time pastor in the Mallohue Country work. We are thankful for three donors who have helped the work out financially in order to put up the house. We are setting December 15th as a goal for the family to be able to move in. Do pray for strength, wisdom and weather in order to accomplish this with our people.
July 16th, 2015 by admin
Chivilcoy Cabin Plumbing and Floors
A work team from Maine is helping missionaries James and Donelle Morrell, Tom and Debbie Gibbons, and Lois and Loida at camp this week.
Some faithful workers in the kitchen…
In-ground plumbing, digging, and more plumbing…
Some Argentine helpers welding steel on the cabin structure: