Thanks for Generous Supporters

General Director Terry Thompson reports on a wonderful blessing received by the mission.

Dear Ones,

Luke 17:17 comes to mind when the Lord does a special miracle or work in the heart of one of His own. “And Jesus answering said, Were there not ten cleansed? but where are the nine?” In this Biblical example only one returned to say thank you, whereas it is apparent that all ten should have done so. So after learning yesterday that we received a large donation for GMSA projects for the three fields and the home end, I believe it is proper to give public thanks to God and encourage our people to do likewise. The Lord is able! He is also worthy!

Continue to uphold Pastor Bill and Betty Jean Park as they minister in Europe until August 22. Pray for several work teams preparing to go overseas from Canada and the USA. Pray for our people who coordinate and facilitate these efforts, accomplishing much good work and helping brothers and sisters in Christ see the Lord’s work firsthand. Expect great things from the Lord!

Grateful for your ministry through prayer,

Terry Thompson

 

Argentine Missionaries Meeting

A week ago, the missionaries on the Argentine field met for fellowship. Here are some pictures!

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GMSA South American Ministry Logos

We have collected a few logos for the ministries that GMSA started or partners with in South America.

The churches in each country (Chile, Argentina, Uruguay) are part of a fellowship called the “Union de Centros Biblicos” which is abbreviated UCB. This translates a little better into English this way: “Association of Bible Centers,” which is in fact an association of local churches. The churches and GMSA together support Bible Institutes and Christian camps. Below you will find some logos representing a few of these ministries.

If you happen to have a logo for the other Institutes or camps, we would love to receive copies of those here in the U.S. Let us know by private message! Thanks for reading, and thanks for praying!

 

In Focus: Paul & Sharon Acheson

Rev. Paul and Sharon Acheson are a part of the GMSA family in the UK. Pastor Acheson serves on the council there. He has shared with us a testimony based on Titus 2:14. Read more here.

 

Work Trip: U.K. to Argentina

U.K. General Secretary Nigel Kissick sent us information about their planned work trip from the U.K. to Argentina in the spring of 2018. Please contact Nigel at the U.K. Home Office if you want to sign up to help this worthy project.

 

Land for a Church in Villa Regina

Argentine pastor Ricardo Daglio has sent some information about how the Lord has blessed their church plant with a small piece of property. Recently an offering was made that permitted them to begin purchasing the property. With a couple of more payments, they will complete the paperwork and be able to start planning to build a church building. Their goal is to quickly put up a phase 1 structure so that they can stop paying rent in their current location. Then, they can continue to expand the new building.

Above shows an aerial view of the land. Google Earth took the picture more than a year ago, so much has changed since then. A street now is open across the land as you can see in the next pictures. To the left is north.

This picture was taken from the north, looking down the new street.

This picture is from the south, one block away from the main street in the prior picture.

This picture is looking straight at the property from the new street. You can see the two approximate edges of the plot. There is a bottle to the left and a stone to the right. This is about 40 ft wide and 91 ft deep (under 1/10th of an acre).

There are houses and stores being built in the area right now, so the church will be surrounded by people. Please pray with us for the work to progress, not just on the building, but on the souls of people.

 

UCB Camp in Argentina

Missionary Tom Gibbons  created this video which shows the development of Camp UCB in Chivilcoy, Argentina over the past decade or so. Recently the camp hosted its first large group which was a men’s retreat. More work is planned. Presently underway is another cabin which is needed to accommodate more guests.

 

Annual General Meeting 2017

Please pray for the meetings today through Wednesday as the General Council and U.S. boards meet to consider mission business and pray for the work in Argentina, Chile, and Uruguay.

 

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