The James Family - Uruguay
Andrew and Angie James are church planting missionaries in Uruguay with SIM.
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Andrew & Angie James June 2017 Prayer Requests
Angie and I have continued to meet with the group of non-believing young people at Paso Carrasco. We are doing a brief overview of the Bible and only have two more lessons to go. After that, we want to start going through one of the gospels. The other day we were talking about the sacrificial system, and how the animal sacrifices were a picture of what Jesus did for us on the cross. This really struck one young man, named Christian, who later put his faith in Christ. I plan to continue meeting with him individually to read the Bible and pray with him. Please pray that Christian will continue to grow in his knowledge of the gospel and his love for Christ. Please pray also that the other kids would see their need for Christ.
Please pray for my health. Ever since I came to Uruguay, I've been struggling with allergies, colds, etc - and they never seem to end. I hadn't struggled with asthma since high school, but now it's started coming back.
Andrew & Angie James May 2017 Prayer Requests
*A lot has happened this month. I have continued to meet with the group of young people at Paso Carrasco. It's a group of about 15-20 non-believing teenagers who do not come from Christian families.... Amazingly, they come to Bible study every week! The man who hosts this ministry at his home gave me permission to start a 5-6 week overview of the Bible. I thought it would be good to start here because the kids have virtually no Biblical background. Anyways, I started last week and really saw a lot of interest. Please pray that God would use this time to open their eyes to their need for Christ as we continue to meet. Please pray for me too, that I would be clear in communicating the gospel.
*We also started ESI this week with 11 young people and 3 adults. Students seemed really excited about going deeper into God's Word. Please pray that God would use this study in their lives and that He would use it to raise up many godly leaders for the Uruguayan church.
*Angie had to go back to the U.S. for her U.S. citizenship interview and ceremony. Thankfully, everything worked out well and she is now returning to Uruguay.
Thanks for all your prayers!
Andrew & Angie James April 2017 Prayer Requests
Thanks for praying for the kids as they began classes. Both of them had a remarkable sense of peace the first day of school. Nicole has since made several friends and has already been invited to a birthday party and to other social events. Camille is still struggling with Spanish but is doing well overall. It's amazing to see how school has already opened doors to friendships with other parents.
Please pray that God would continue to bless us with friendships and empower us to faithfully share Christ.
One of the main prayer requests is that God would continue to guide us with regards to ministry opportunities. Some of the opportunities we had considered supporting for the first two years have fallen through, freeing up time to serve elsewhere. Please pray that God would lead us as we seek His wisdom in this area.