Very truly I tell you, whoever believes in me (Jesus) will do the works I have been doing, and they will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father. –John 14:12
And he (Jesus) is the head of the body, the church; –Col. 1:18a
While they (the church at Antioch) were worshiping the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, “Set apart for me Barnabas and Saul (Paul) for the work to which I have called them.” 3 So after they had fasted and prayed, they placed their hands on them and sent them off. –Acts 13: 2-3
….and in returning to the Antioch church from their 2-year missionary journey……
On arriving there, they (Barnabas and Paul) gathered the church together and reported all that God had done through them and how he had opened a door of faith to the Gentiles. –Acts 14: 27
The above verses are very clear AND very exciting for both the church and for its sent missionaries! Thank you, Churches, for sending us to Chile; thank you, Churches and individual supporters, for supporting us—especially through your prayers!! Today’s churches are the extension of the first churches!
IN THE U.S.
Please pray for this year’s ICOM (International Conference on Missions) held November 15-18 at the Duke Energy Convention Center. We annually have a booth at this excellent, Great Commission conference, and we encourage all to attend, with its great general sessions, useful workshops and interesting booths (like ours! 😊), and special programming for adults, teens, and children. If you plan to attend, please pray for it and come by and see us, and if you can’t attend, mark those days on your calendar to pray for it. Jesus, through all of us in his Church, will always be the hope of the world!
—Thanks for praying for our October return visit to Licantén and Vichuquén in middle Chile! The House of Prayer Church in Licantén is ready to sponsor one of our two summer children’s camps this coming January 2019. PTL!! We also were able to see some wooded parcels of land for sale near the lake in Vichuquén. Neither parcel provided what we will need for the site of the retreat center/children’s camp in the future, but we were able to establish more good contacts in this all-important search. Reasonable prices are also a main issue. Please continue praying for our on-going search for the right land to purchase and develop. Funds have been donated (some several years ago) and will be used for this purpose!
Regarding our January 2019 summer camps, Jack met with Viky and Renata, Domingo’s & Sandra’s grown daughters, who will lead the planning, preparations for, and coordination of the camps. We are planning two camps—one in Ñipas for the fourth year in a row and one in Licantén. Both girls are capable and have participated in helping lead in our past camps. Please pray for them as they initiate first meetings with those that will be a part of the leadership of the camps.
—Ross & Raquel left for Australia on October 29 for Australia, arriving there safely on the 30th. In the meantime, Cesar & Camila moved into our ministry site the last weekend of October, ready to begin serving in their new role overseeing the mission site. They are enthusiastic about their responsibilities here and are anxious to serve. Please be praying for their adjustment into their new setting and roles. Another PTL!!
—Lastly, thank you for praying for the on-going development and good going forward of our Foundation! We are broadening our vision and are increasing our number of board members from four to five—all legal steps such as these take time to finalize with the government. We are also planning to visit summer camps in the States this next U.S. summer and we are hoping that Viky & Renata will accompany us. The purpose is to focus on the main “how to” of Christian children’s camps. We are interested in visiting several camps for a week or less, so please contact us should you want us to include your camp.