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!

 

New Building, New Opportunities

A few months ago, the Lord provided a downtown location for the Antofagasta church to rent. The new location is right in the middle of everything in the center of the city and has provided some providential opportunities as well as challenges.

In the photo, the red arrow points you to where the rented building is located. Just to the right of the church location is a taller white building. It is a hotel that is used by people who work in the mining industry. Our new location has provided better exposure to those walking the streets in downtown Antofagasta. For example, two miners saw the church sign while walking by last night and attended the prayer meeting. They are far from their families and local churches and were please to find a church to gather with.

We are confident that the Lord has others in our city that He will save and we look forward to seeing how He will build His church in this needy city.

Prayers and supporters play an important role in this church plant. You are part of the Antofagasta church planting team!

 

Congratulations to Sharon Bisbee

On Saturday the 11th, GMSA missionary Sharon Bisbee of Iquique, Chile was recognized for her 33 years of missionary service. We’re grateful for the church in Alto Hospicio that honored her and for the GMSA delegation that was present.

CONGRATULATIONS SHARON!

 

Cabins and more Cabins!


Above is a picture from the new cabin at Camp Lican being built on the site of an old cabin called Nazaret. We’re grateful for National teams that advanced the project.

We’re happy to have heard that part of Cabin Complex II was able to be used at camp in Chivilcoy, Argentina for the winter youth camp. Around 80 youth attended the camp. Three volunteers from one of GMSA’s supporting churches arrived August 2nd for two weeks to assist James Morrell with projects on the cabin. The goal is for it to be functional for a September 20-22 couples retreat and finished for the January 14-18, 2019 family camp.

Thank you for praying!

 

Morrell Moments July 2018

“It is of the LORD’S mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness.” Lam 3:22,23 The LORD’S mercies and compassions are new every morning. What a blessing it is to see the hand of the Lord work and enjoy His faithfulness! We have been praying for the Lord’s provision so that we can complete the second cabin complex especially for the winter youth camp. God has answered our prayer in providing the funds and labor to complete two of the six cabins in the complex and they are presently in use! Please pray that God will continue to provide for the completion of the remaining 4 cabins for our first Marriage Conference at the end of September.

“The LORD is my portion, saith my soul; therefore will I hope in him.” Lam. 3:24 You will notice in the Kid’s Corner that we enjoyed the visit of dear friends from our home church as well as family members. It was a great encouragement for us to be able to have these times of encouragement from back home! While they were here we were also able to accomplish some much needed tasks both at camp and our home. We are thankful that Jared Powell at just 16 years of age has chosen to give some of his summer break to co-labor with us. Please pray that God would guide Jared as he seeks the Lord’s will for his life. We are thankful that the Lord sent friends and family to nourish our souls!

“The LORD is good unto them that wait for him, to the soul that seeketh him.” Lam. 3:25 We were greatly encouraged to have received a team from Great Britain the first week of June. While they were here it was cold rainy and muddy, but they pressed on without complaint. The goal was to complete a retaining wall around the pool and stucco the walls on the second cabin. After more than a 24 hour journey they jumped right in with shovels to dig trenches after being here only a half an hour! Needless to say they finished wall and got the majority of the stucco work done as well! It was a great pleasure for us to fellowship with and work alongside fellow believers “on the other side of the pond!” Please pray that God would continue to provide the funds and labor to complete the pool project before our family camp the second week of January 2019.

 

Antofagasta Church: First Meeting in New Building

Missionary intern Jansen Lorch sends in the following video report of the first meeting of the Antofagasta church in its new meeting place.

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The Southern Sentinel in May 2009

Here’s a little throw-back. This is the Southern Sentinel, issue 01, May 2009. This issue contained articles about a camp scholarship, vacation Bible school, and articles about the ministries of various missionaries in GMSA. Some have moved on to new ministries now. Others are faithfully ministering in the same place of service they were in nine years ago. We are thankful for what God has accomplished through them all.

The Sentinel was printed and mailed to hundreds of subscribers. It has changed to a blog format that is updated several times per month. It still gets hundreds of readers. Please forward this to friends and family so we can reach more with the good news of what God is doing in South America.

Thank you for reading, and thank you for praying for the ministry of the gospel in South America!

 

Kicking the Tires

Missionary David Flinck writes:

Short-term intern Jansen Lorch has been “kicking the tires” of cross cultural church planting in the Chilean desert for the last six weeks.

It has been a blast to have him be a part of our family and a part of the church family. We are NOT counting the days until he leaves, because we don’t want him to leave.

We prefer to invite him to stay, or at least seriously consider coming back to re-join the Northern Chile church planting team.

Stay tuned…