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.

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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!

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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.

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July 18th, 2015 by admin

Thompson Tidings

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.

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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.

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Some faithful workers in the kitchen…

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In-ground plumbing, digging, and more plumbing…

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Some Argentine helpers welding steel on the cabin structure:

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July 10th, 2015 by admin

Chivilcoy Cabin Structure in Place

A long-awaited step in development on the camp happened this week. Check out the photos!

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July 6th, 2015 by admin

Chivilcoy Camp Kitchen

Missionary James Morrell sent these photos, showing the new stainless steel kitchen appliances and work surface for the Argentine Bible Camp. They anticipate preparing meals for thousands of campers, should the Lord tarry.

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July 2nd, 2015 by admin

Welcome Mark and Bekah Perry!

GMSA is delighted to welcome Mark and Bekah Perry to our missionary family. Mark and Bekah plan to join David and Kristi Flinck in Antofagasta to assist with church planting in the northern desert of Chile. Pray for them, keep an eye here for more information, and visit their website!

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July 2nd, 2015 by admin

Get to Know GMSA

If you are in Canada, please get in touch with Dan and Margaret Burkholder.

If you are in England, Northern Ireland, Wales, or Scotland, please contact Nigel and Charis Kissick.

There are several GMSA missionaries presently in the United States on furlough or deputation assignment. Feel free to contact them so you can learn more about Gospel Mission of South America, their particular area of service, or to have them visit your church.