At 11:30am we got onto a bus and travelled a 6 hour journey to Concepcion to visit a SAMS Missionary from Northern Ireland called Claire Holmes. The things that we saw on the bus journey will never leave me. Extreme poverty, dirt tracks, vast open space etc... However we arrived safely just in time for a meal. We had a lovely time of fellowship with Claire, Bishop Andres and his wife. Yesterday evening Bishop Fanta preached at a special church service, and at the end I was also asked to say a few words. Claire is a really special gifted person. She really is working in the 'back of beyond' and as far as I could see is the only foreigner around here.
Today Claire is taking us to see some of the mission projects she is involved in and then after lunch we catch the bus back to Asunción. This is one part of God's vineyard I will not forget.
Tomorrow is remembrance Sunday in the UK. I have been asked to preach at the English speaking Church in Asunción in the morning. The theme I am preaching on is remembrance, which works well with me being a Padre in the Royal British Legion. Bishop Fanta will be preaching at the Spanish Service.
Please continue to pray for:
- Our health and safety
- Travelling mercies as we journey back to Asunción
- Claire Holmes and her continued work in Concepcion
- Mags and Gwen and their work in San Andres school
- For us both as we prepare to preach tomorrow
- For this nation, that there will be an awakening to the things of God.