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.
Praise that longer-term missionary housing has been completed so that the guest house is available for short-term teams. Pray for guidance for Osvaldo in his role as National Project Coordinator as he and the director travel to evaluate existing project needs. Pray for wisdom for Timara in her role as a board member of the foundation of Carachipampa Christian School. Pray also that God will prepare and protect the instructors and bring the appropriate students for the 15-week missions Perspectives course which begins July 1.
Praise that Caitlin has been in Bolivia for five months now and that overall it feels normal. Praise for great Spanish teachers and patient team members who have helped her grow in language learning. Praise that one of her patients accepted Jesus, and pray for the rest of his family to come to Christ. Pray God would continue to move in the hearts of people in Potosi and for opportunities to share the good news. Pray that God would be glorified at two upcoming health fairs.
Praise for the opportunity Dick is having to participate in Extension Seminary graduations in various places. Pray for safety for trips he will take over the next few weeks. Pray for the graduates as they seek to put to use what they have learned. Praise that the puppet team participated in a “Missions Adventure” with over 200 children, teens and adults from different churches taking part. Pray that the seeds planted will result in them praying for, giving to, and becoming missionaries in the future.
Praise for Megan and her team’s opportunity during April to work along with Compassion International (CI )in Potosi to provide well-child checks for some 600 children. Pray for many of them who are underweight, malnourished and neglected, and with whom Meghan has been able to share the Father’s love. Pray for health for Meghan as she completes 450 CI visits in the coming weeks. Praise for her involvement with an after-school program providing lunch, homework assistance, health education, and weekly Bible teaching.
Pray for the Pettys as they have been counseled to return to the US this summer for medical consultations for their daughter, which will begin on June 19. Pray for God’s grace and mercy for them in this challenging time, and pray that they can return to Bolivia by the end of July. Praise that the Pettys’ vision for reaching the least reached is motivating them to move to the jungle to work with the Tacana people. Pray for joy and peace from the Lord to sustain them through all the upcoming transitions.
Praise that the Lord has called a new director to Carachipampa Christian School (CCS). Pray for David as he prepares to transition out of that role and turn over responsibility to Mike McCarthy. Praise for the opportunities Myriam has had to facilitate Trauma Healing seminars with moms from CCS and women in a local church. Pray that the new plane that is now in Bolivia will receive the necessary permits to fly so that the day clinics Myriam holds in least-reached communities can continue. Pray for David as he teaches and trains others to lead “The Art of Marriage” course with couples in their church.