Chivilcoy Church Building Program, Take 2

Here are some pictures of the first Sunday in the “new” auditorium.  They are working hard on stuccos, with just the wall behind the pulpit remaining.  Praise the Lord for His provision!!  We’re praying for what’s needed for labor and glue to lay the floor.  The church family is very enthused!

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Chivilcoy Church Building Program

The walls came tumbling down! These temporary walls have been home to our church family for the last 10 years. Today they were taken down to reveal the larger room that has been being worked on around this one – that will hopefully soon be the finished new auditorium.

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Short Term Ministry in Uruguay

We want to wish a hearty welcome to Stephen Golden, who travels on Monday to Uruguay for eight months of ministry. Please pray for Stephen and what God has for him.

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Part of Stephen’s testimony is this: “God’s grace is very evident in my life and I cannot thank Him enough for what He has done for me. I am thankful for the grace in which I stand and for the opportunity I have to serve Christ with my life.”

 

Marriage Retreat in Paysandu

Please pray for a marriage retreat in Paysandu, Uruguay that started yesterday, for the leaders, teachers, and for the couples that are present. Pray for stronger Christian families to come out of the retreat.

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Some GMSA History in a Picture

Former GMSA missionary Everett Young kindly sent a recent photo of the “three Vallette brothers,” grandsons of GMSA founder William Strong.  In the 1960’s, Ron & Debbie and Rich & Sally began ministry in Chile. Fred & Sherry arrived in 1971.  All three brothers were born in Chile to Ernesto Vallette and Agnes Strong.  Mr. Strong left his mark on these men and they, in turn, left their mark on our lives.

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Progress at Chivilcoy Camp

The main building enjoys a new set of gates in the back.

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The “safety shutters” are another addition.

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Here are two shots of the steel chimney pipe being lowered into the masonry chimney. As soon as it was in and secured, we built a nice fire to see how the fan system works.  It works fabulously. Stay tuned for a picture that shows the fireplace insert in operation!

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We appreciate your prayers as the camp development work continues.

 

Uruguay Bible College Team

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These gentlemen are seeking to establish a school for training Christian workers in Uruguay. Thank you for praying for them as they work to achieve this great endeavor for the sake of the gospel in South America.

 

GMSA U.S. Board at the Annual General Meeting

The U.S. Board of GMSA met last week at “The Fort” – the Fort Lauderdale, FL international headquarters of the mission.

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Pictured from left to right are Bob Wanner, Eric Watson, Terry Thompson, Matt Postiff, Bill Hixson, Raul Villalba, Bill Muller, and Bob Philbrick.

These men were meeting as part of the larger annual general meeting of the mission which is held annually in June. They were joined by several missionaries, field leadership, and missionary appointees for the week of meetings, prayer, Bible study, and fellowship.