February 5th, 2016 by admin

2016 International Missionary Conference

Each year in January the GMSA family gathers for encouragement, meetings, rest, and preaching from God’s Word. This year the meetings were held at our camp in Paysandu, Uruguay. The photos will show you a little bit about what we experienced last week.

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February 5th, 2016 by admin

New Ministry Tool

Missionary Bobby Vallette was just blessed with a new tool to help him get around the town of Young where he is starting a church: a John Deere Gator!

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January 25th, 2016 by admin

Wests into 2016

Missionaries David and Patti West write:

Dear Partners in the Argentina Ministry,

It is hard to believe that another year has fallen into the rearview mirror. So many miles, so many people and what wonders the Lord has shown us. How we thank the Lord for the opportunities we had in 2015 to spread the word about the ministry of training nationals in Argentina and the Cone of South America. It was a privilege, as well, to challenge the Church from coast to coast to reacquaint itself with the Great Commission mandate to plant churches and train believers. 2015 also revealed God’s grace and pleasure as we saw the increase in our support and the meeting of  important needs. We praise the Lord for thousands of miles of safe travel, good health, shelter, clothing and food in the cupboard. The Lord has left us with no needs unmet. There was also significant progress in the development of the school program with a prospectus, preliminary core curriculum and a rough draft of the Student Learning Outcomes for the five academic emphases.

We look to 2016 to be not only a continuation of the same, but also a year of great strides forward towards Argentina. The Lord willing, we will see another jump in our support as the result of your prayers (starting with a church that took us on for financial support in December!).  We are also anticipating being in language school in the fall. The program for the future school of ministry should undergo much more refinement with the input of other professionals, pastors and missionaries on the field. With one cabin (read dorm!) nearing completion, we look forward to hearing of the second cabin’s initiation. Last year’s infusion of funds and the new camp director on the field have added significantly to the work on the campus in Chivilcoy. One of the highlights of 2016 will come right away as Patti and I are scheduled to attend the 2016 annual conference for the missionaries in Paysandú, Uruguay. Les Ollila and Doug McLachlan will be the speakers for the conference. So, yes, we are very excited in our anticipation of the God’s good hand upon us and the GMSA.

As we wind down the year we want to express our deepest appreciation for your continuing partnership and interest in our ministry. The Lord has used you to encourage us, to support us and to stand with us as we make progress towards getting to Argentina. We look forward to seeing how the Lord will answer your prayers in the coming year.

Thank you for your ministry of prayer!
Dave & Patti West

January 18th, 2016 by admin

More Flood Cleanup and Then Teen Camp

Teen Camp in Uruguay started the 14th of January. Our thanks to all the team who helped clean and repair camp to get it ready after the flood.

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January 16th, 2016 by admin

Summer Camp in Lican Ray

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Missionaries Dan and Liz Thompson write:

Dear friends and faithful supporters,

Our summer camp season is in full swing and we are busier than ever.  It is a challenge to keep focused on what is really important when we are bombarded with requests and sometimes demands from the camp and campers.

During these busy weeks, please keep our family and ministry in your prayers. Here are some goings on:

  • Pastor’s convention January 5-8
  • New lighting installed in main meeting room and rec hall
  • International missionary conference January 20-30
  • Summer camps in the upcoming summer weeks, with hundreds attending camp
  • Remodeling the camp kitchen

 

We could go on and on about what God is doing here in Lican Ray.  We thank the Lord for each one of you who has prayed and given to allow us to serve Him here.

Danny and Liz Thompson
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January 14th, 2016 by admin

What’s Coming for the Duartes

Missionaries Sergio and Andrea Duarte write in their January update:

We thank the Lord for His guidance, strength, and wisdom in the very busy year 2015, and we prayerfully
look forward to what He has planned for us as we begin a new year. From February to September, Lord
willing, we will be in the States visiting our supporters and sharing what the Lord has done in this last term. Here are some prayer requests:

  1. Pray for safety in travels. Our flight leaves February 3rd, and we will be covering a lot of miles during our furlough.
  2. We are looking forward to a refreshing time visiting our family, churches, and friends. We ask the Lord to be a blessing to those we come in contact with.
  3. Pray for the scheduling of meetings, and for open doors in new churches to present the burden we have
    for this land.
  4. Please pray with us for God’s provision of financial support.
  5. Pray for housing in the different areas we will be visiting.
  6. Praise the Lord for the provision of a vehicle.
  7. Pray for Patricia as we send her off to college this fall.

 

In the church, we also have some praises:

  1. A new deacon has been called.
  2. Thirteen souls have received Christ.
  3. A new portion has been added to the church building.
  4. The Cardozo family will take a lot of responsibilities while we are on furlough.

 

May the Lord continue to bless you. See you soon!!!
Sergio, Andrea, and the kids

January 11th, 2016 by admin

New Year Wishes from the Marshalls

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We pass on Merry Christmas and Happy New Year greetings from the Dathan and Allison Marshall:

We praise the Lord for His love, provision, and grace in our lives! Our God is NOT dead, and He lives in and through us! May you have a great 2016 and may God bless you, your family, and your ministry for Him!

January 9th, 2016 by admin

Bible Institute in Temuco, Chile

A work team has been installing metal siding on the old Bible Institute building in Temuco, hoping that it will last long enough until more suitable facilities are built. This is an important need in the Bible training department of the work of GMSA. Please pray with us for God’s supply.

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January 7th, 2016 by admin

Flood Cleanup at Uruguay Camp

Pray as missionaries Bruno & Audrey Couto and and team clean up the Uruguay Camp after record flooding of the Uruguay River – hopefully in time to host the Annual International Missionary Conference which starts January 22. Also ask the Lord to further delay the rains in Brazil that are the source of these flood waters.

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December 25th, 2015 by admin

Floodwaters Rising at Uruguay Camp

Please be in prayer for the Uruguay camp and the 30 person work team that arrived the day before yesterday. We have had to move people from cabin to cabin as the river rises. The water entered the lodge and three of the cabins early this morning.

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Update 12/26/2015:

The Uruguay River flood waters continue to rise, now to 9.1 meters over the normal level and predicted to rise to 9.5 meters soon. This is higher than the 2009 flood at the camp.

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