In the afternoon we attended the ordination of 2 Deacons and 4 Presbyters. This was a remarkable service and I felt blessed to be present for this significant event. One of those Ordained to the Priesthood was Daniel Kirk, an english man!
When we returned from the Ordination, my dear friend Isabel Sanchez from Peru had arrived in Santiago. Isabel is the wife of my 'hermano' Pastor Anderson Sanchez who we worked with last year in Peru. I am so happy to see her.
The reunions continue... this morning at breakfast, I saw a young man who I thought I recognised, and he me. When we got speaking, we realised that we studied together in St. John's, Nottingham. Francisco was a full time international student in St. John's for one year. I was a part-time student and was present for the teaching of 2 modules during his time. It really is a small world. He is also in Santiago for the provincial Synod.
Today starts the provincial Synod for South America in which Fanta preached at this morning. He unpacked the importance of the message behind the Transfiguration.
Please pray for:
- Our continued safety
- The Synod
- Fanta as he continues to network
- Me as I meant new and old friends
- As we continue to minister to missionaries and mission partners.
- Our continued health.