What we do Inspirational stories News and stories Passionate about parenting in Argentina In Argentina, the Latin Link team members are working alongside churches, students, parents and prisoners, to share a message of hope. Who's in the team? Priscilla and Hans Breekveldt are based in Salta. They are part of the pastoral team at San Andrés Church. Hans teaches a variety of biblical courses, and Priscilla facilitates ‘Passionate about Parenting’ groups, and is the Team Leader for Latin Link Southern Cone (Argentina and Chile). PRAY for San Andrés church, preparing to send a mission team of around 15 to Bolivia. Hazel and Martin Frost live in San Francisco, Córdoba province. They support two local congregations through preaching and running a children’s ministry. Martin is involved in prison ministry, and Hazel teaches English and is a Scout leader. They are also foster parents for two young people. In February, they return to Argentina after a tripto the UK. PRAY for their return journey, and that they feel refreshed and re-inspired for their ministries. Paula (née Smyth) and Matías Rigau live in Salta. They have an open house ministry for university students, offering friendship, English language classes, social evenings, and an Alpha Course. Matías and Paula are coordinating Latin Link short term programmes and mobilisation in Argentina. PRAY that they find creative ways to engage with and support more students, especially during the exam seasons. Joanne and Andy Connolly hope to arrive in Salta early this year. Andy, as a Strider, will start language study. Joanne will contribute to a variety of programmes with La Casa de Dios church (The House of God). PRAY for them as they settle into their placements and get to grips with their new responsibilities. PRAY for the other Argentina team members Daniel and Flavia Lescano work alongside Priscilla and Hans in Salta. Daniel is the Coordinating Pastor for San Andrés Church, and Flavia coordinates the ‘Passionate about Parenting’ groups in urban Anglican churches. Annelien Wisse, a Strider sent by the Netherlands, will be working closely with Paula and Matías. She will be developing links with a local primary school and supporting the student ministry. Pray for Argentina After last year’s rejected bill to legalise elective abortions, the country remains sharply divided over such issues. PRAY for churches developing compassionate ministries for women with unwanted pregnancies, and for God’s aid in tackling high levels of domestic and sexual violence. Argentina’s government constantly faces corruption scandals. Please PRAY for justice withinthe political system, and for more honest politicians. PRAY for the proposed changes to the teaching of Sex Education in schools. PRAY for God’s guidance in the decision-making process, and for biblical values to be upheld. General Latin Link prayer points for February 2nd | Turmanyé (Rainbow) Association’s annual assembly, in Peru. Pray for good attendance and participation, as they seek God’s guidance for engaging further with vulnerable children and young people. 8-11th | The Latin Link Central America South team meets in Costa Rica. Pray for a positive time of reflection, community and looking forward to how God will use their ministries in the coming year. 11th | Pray for students of the Evangelical Mission Centre in Brazil, beginning their new academic year this week. 11-17th | Benja and Ruth Curín hope to run a week of evangelistic events with their church plant, The Way, in Chile. Pray for the organisation of this and for many of their neighbours to come along and hear about Jesus. 16th | Phil and Carolina Rout host a training day in their local church. The focus is on ‘quality in teaching’ and is aimed at those involved in Bible teaching in and around São Paulo, Brazil. 17-21st | Latin Link Peru have their national conference in Chosica. Pray for a blessed time as they reconnect with one another and seek God’s guidance for future ministry. 18th | 5,000 copies of the new Comentario Bíblico Contemporáneo (Contemporary Bible Commentary) should arrive in the Port of Miami today. They will be trans-shipped to boats, carrying them to various destinations across Latin America. Pray for the distribution process and for the launch activities taking place in every region. 22nd | Hannah Wilkinson is leading a retreat for Striders in Peru, on the topic of ‘identity in Christ’. Download a pdf of the February 2019 ¡Oremos!, with all the above prayer points HERE!