Praise for the impact that the Perspectives classes are having on Latinos, and for the many who are feeling called to minister in unreached places. The Arancibias write, “In the way only God can do, He is binding up the hearts of Latinos with strangers from distant lands.” Pray for Bolivia as it faces presidential elections next year, differing opinions on term limits for presidents, concerns about judicial processes, and a decision from the Hague regarding ocean access through northern Chile.
Praise for the 20 years that Radio Mosoj Chaski has been broadcasting the gospel and that the decision has been made to seek ways to continue its ministry. Praise also that local donations have increased by 50% since the financial needs of the station have been made known. Pray for the staff and volunteers as they pass through a time of restructuring while continuing to minister to the Quechua population of Bolivia and beyond. Pray also that the Lord will prepare the new director for the challenges ahead.
Praise for the increased opportunity Caitlin has to work in the clinic since her Spanish has improved so much that her class time has been cut back. Pray for wisdom and time management skills for the clinic team members as they seek to meet the physical needs of their patients as well as hold Bible studies and mentor several young people. Praise also for the 42 students who are taking the first-ever Perspectives class in Potosi. Pray that they will gain an understanding of God’s heart for the nations.
Praise for the Knudsons’ 18 years of ministry in Bolivia, where most recently Paul served as director of SIM Bolivia and Christy as an elementary supervisor and art teacher at Carachipampa Christian School. Now on home assignment, pray for them as they share their ministry with churches and seek to build their financial support from 80% back up to 100%. Pray for God’s direction for their future ministry either in Bolivia or elsewhere. Pray also for their children in the many changes they are facing.
Praise that David was able to lead a student to Christ who had come to his office for discipline issues. Pray that this student will continue to be transformed by the Spirit. Pray for David as he continues to lead Carachimpampa Christian School (CCS) for the foreseeable future. Pray that God would use Myriam to reach other CCS moms with His love and lead her to a place to do a rural medical rotation to fulfill her last requirement to obtain a license to practice medicine in Bolivia.
Praise that the Potosi team is hosting the 15-week Perspectives course and that 42 individuals from seven denominations are participating, despite it being expensive and requiring much reading and weekly exams. Pray for Steve as he teaches several sessions. Pray too as he prepares to take his American Board of Family Medicine recertification exam on November 8. Pray also for Mary who will be teaching four times at a Quechua women’s conference in Vitichi on August 19.
Praise for the opportunity to be involved in Perspectives classes as well as the other administrative tasks the Arancibias have, including Timara teaching a Missiology course at the seminary. Pray that God will give missionary vision and zeal to Bolivian churches so that they will send out seminary students who are called into missions. Pray that the Arancibias will discern God’s leading as to their part in His plans for helping churches to mobilize.
Praise that the Wheelers are back in Bolivia and have quickly settled into their ministry routines. Pray for wisdom and guidance for Mike as he prepares for the start of classes at the seminary on July 16 and encourages four seminaries in Brazil that want to pursue accreditation. Pray for wisdom and skill for Ann as she teaches four modules of a management course, finishes the requirements to become an accredited coach and leads Mosoj Chaski Ministries for Quechuas through a major restructuring.
Praise that Matthew attended a conference about starting and growing sports ministries. Pray for him as he works the principles he learned into an English evangelistic course. Pray for the SIM Bolivia office as it considers the viability of contextualized sports clubs. Praise that Matthew was invited to help teach adolescents in a local indigenous church. Pray that attendance and interest will grow. Pray for him as he seeks to learn the finer details of Spanish in order to minister more effectively.