March 29, 2017
Please remember the UK LIFT team as they labor with other volunteers at the Argentine Bible Camp. They are pushing to have the cabin ready for a men’s retreat on May 25-27.
March 26, 2017
Today, the new church in Carmelo had a good first meeting in their new building. There was a good number of people out for the first meeting, which was followed by a time of fellowship and food. Some neighbors walked by and said hello.
March 21, 2017
Dave Holloway, (former Camp Director of High Point Camp, in Pennsylvania) current Camp Director of Alpine Ministries (associated with Appalachian Bible Collage) led the team. He brought four college students from ABC. He was also accompanied by Seth and Shannon Hoffman, current Camp Director of Kanesatake, and Bruno Couto (former Camp Director of Paysandu Camp) current High Point Camp staff member.
They arrived on Saturday morning and did some sight-seeing until the afternoon. At night they flew south to Temuco. They arrived late on Saturday night at Lican Ray Camp, where Danny Thompson currently directs. After ministering on Sunday, they were ready to do some work on the camp property. On Tuesday they returned to Santiago and spent the rest of the time at Camp Pirque till Sunday night when they left to go back the States.
We are thankful for the work team that helped with some projects. The goal was to complete several of the low rope course elements to incorporate them into our camp program. We are thankful for the experience that this team brought to make the low rope course elements a reality.
There was some cementing of posts done ahead of time so the work team could focus on the finishing part of the elements. During their short time in Pirque, they where able to finish 7 low rope course elements, advance the rock columns in the pool area, complete 5 benches to hang later once the post are put in place and clean the missionary warehouse. They brought down with them a nine square in the air set and other supplies for games.
We are grateful for the the testimony of the young men and woman that came. They displayed a willingness to work hard with a great attitude and wonderful Christian character. They were a great example to our kids of what a young person who loves God and wants to follow him should look like. Thank you Jansen, Luke, Phoebe and Katie.
Seth and Shannon were wonderful during their time with us. Shannon came down to Uruguay with the Northland woman’s soccer team, when we were there, many years ago. It was great to reconnect with her and get to know Seth better.
Bruno is always an encouragement to me personally. I love to bounce ideas around with him to see what we come up with. He helped us to (hopefully) extend the internet to the guest house in the back.
Dave brings many years of experience and is a great resource of ideas of what to do and what not to do.
Thank you for your prayers for our family and the camp ministry here in Pirque as we serve.
March 20, 2017
Missionary Dan Vallette reports:
We’re thankful for the ABC work team that came down to help in Camp Pirque recently. During the time that they where here they were able to finish seven low ropes course activities. They also advanced the camp in the completion of several rock columns around the pool area and the building of future bench swings.
What a blessing to see so many volunteers investing their strength and talents in the Lord’s work.
Thank you for your prayers for the camp!
(An earlier edition of this article named the wrong person as the work team leader.)
March 4, 2017
February 27, 2017
May the Lord keep these young people faithful to Him, and may some reach the Bible Institute and train for the ministry of the Gospel. This is what Scripture tells us to do: the things we learn about Christ we are to commit to faithful men who will be able to teach others also (2 Timothy 2:2).
February 23, 2017
Missionary Mariano Proto writes that West Hampden Baptist Church has been a great help to the church planting ministry in Carmelo, Uruguay. They accomplished a lot of work in just a few days. Please pray for some who are traveling back home right now; others are staying to do more work elsewhere in South America.
The ministry has found a place to meet and is in the process of fixing it up. See some pictures of it below.
February 22, 2017
Just in: An updated flier on the 2017 work trips planned for October/November to Christian camps in Chivilcoy Argentina and Santiago, Chile. Read here for more details on the trips. And check here for more about GMSA’s Christian camps. Contact us through the website or the email addresses published in the flier if you are interested in going!
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