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Camp Pirque Tools Stolen

Missionaries Dan and Becca Vallette reported last week that the camp tool shed in Pirque, Chile was raided by thieves and tools were stolen worth several thousand dollars. Please pray that the Vallettes and their colleagues, the Maluendas, will not be discouraged or troubled by this event.

We thank the Lord for what He is doing at this camp in the lives of youth, families, couples, church members, and pastors!

Chile Missionary Meeting

Earlier this month, the GMSA missionaries in Chile met for fellowship and business, in the northern city of Antofagasta.

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Here are some of the missionaries who were present:

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Editor’s note: This spot near the Pacific Ocean always seems to be breezy: thus the wind-swept look of some of these folks!

Holmes Family Moving to Bragado, Argentina

Dear Praying Friends,

Thank you all for keeping us in prayer these months. We have good news! We found a home to rent. Yesterday we put a down payment on the home and the 10-11 of September we can start painting and cleaning the house. We should be bringing our things from Buenos Aires to Bragado the end of the month. We are very thankful to the Lord for supplying a home with three bedrooms, garage, and a lovely patio.

Thanks so much for praying. Now the work begins! Pray for souls to be saved in Bragado!

In Christ , Our Hope,
Colby, Lesa and Jonathan Holmes

Here are some pics of the home we have rented. It hasn’t been lived in for over a month so it needs cleaning. Lord willing I will send more pictures when we get it painted and cleaned up!

Emily Freeland Deputation Update

Emily Freeland is in her deputation assignment with Gospel Mission of South America. She writes about Camp Logos in Ohio:

“In late July, an unexpected phone call from a pastor looking for camp counselors turned into cross-border road trip. Camp Logos – from the Greek for “the Word” used in John 1:1 – is a ministry of several independent Bible churches in central Ohio. As a last minute addition to the staff, I had the privilege of leading a cabin of seven eleven-year-old girls for an entire week.

Away from daily distractions (and cell service!) in beautiful Tar Hollow State Park, we shared God’s Word with the campers through cabin devotions, chapel messages and missions-focused workshops.

At the end of the week, the campers learned about missionary families around the world (including some of my GMSA co-workers in Chile and Argentina) and spent time in prayer for their ministries.

While in Ohio, I also had the opportunity to share a testimony with the members of Athens Bible Church. As I went back through old pictures, pulling together a presentation, I was encouraged by reminders of God’s faithfulness throughout the past two years, from my first two-week visit to Chile in March 2016 to six months in the northern desert last year. Public speaking can be awkward sometimes, but I love talking about how God is at work!”

Emily was also able to spend a week of mornings at the Vacation Bible School of Faith Baptist Church. She has some prayer items as well:

Praise

  • The official beginning to deputation and pre-field ministry
  • Encouraging weeks at Camp Logos in Ohio and VBS at Faith Baptist
  • God’s strength and guidance throughout the busy summer season

Prayer

  • Fall ministry, including the weekly Awana program beginning in September
  • Wisdom in balancing work, ministry and school responsibilities
  • Continued opportunities to share what God is doing in Chile

Thank You Cedar Creek Bible Church!

Missionary Lois Kenney reports that a team from Cedar Creek Bible Church brought labor (and materials) to the Chivilcoy Camp. They just returned home today from Argentina. “It has been really nice having them in our home several times for supper, getting to know them better and having fellowship with them. We are thankful for their willingness to come and work on the camp construction project.”

There is a need to finish the second cabin complex before January/February 2019’s summer camp season. The building team organized by Pastor Bill Park needs additional laborers during the October 4-18, 2018 time frame. If you are able to go, please contact Lois or anyone you know through GMSA, and we can get you “plugged in”!

Thank you for your help in praying, giving, and going!