The James Family - Uruguay
Andrew and Angie are church planting missionaries in Montevideo, Uruguay with Servants In Mission (SIM).
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Andrew & Angie James February 2021 Prayer Requests
*We are really thankful for the time we were able to spend here at Parkside, refreshing and reconnecting with friends and family. Please pray for our return to Uruguay on February 12th. Earlier this year the country closed its borders not only to tourists but also to citizens and residents. Though the borders are now open to us, the policies are constantly changing and there is risk of being closed out.
*As we return to Uruguay, please pray that God would continue to grant us wisdom and grace to lead the church through these challenging times, and allow us to faithfully serve His people.
*Please pray also for the ESI ministry in Uruguay. We hope to open one or two new groups this year, and are now in the process of finding new participants.
Andrew & Angie James January 2021 Prayer Requests
*We are currently in the US on home assignment, reconnecting with the church, friends, and family. We are really thankful for everything God has done with the IBM church plant over the past two years and value your prayer for the team there as they continue to lead the church in our absence.
*Last year, we had our first baptism as a church! Agustín, the young man who got baptized, had a difficult upbringing, and was involved in a number of harmful patterns from an early age. Since coming to faith earlier this year, we have seen God turn his life around, and were very happy when he told us he wanted to be baptized. Please pray that God would continue to mature Agustín in his young faith.
*Please pray for our time in the U.S., that God would allow us to grow as a family, reconnect with friends, and renew strength for our return in February.
*Please pray for the Equipping Servants ministry in 2021. In Uruguay, we specifically focus on students in the 25-35 age group. This year, we would ideally like to open 2 new groups of up to 15 students each. However, we continually find that the hardest part of the process is recruiting new students. Please pray for us as we prapare for this year, that God would continue to guide us, and that He would bring along the students He has prepared to be a part of this process. Plase pray also for our students, that God would use the study of His Word to grow their love for Him and to equip them for future ministry.
Merry Christmas from the James Family!
As we remember the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ - how he came to bring peace to a world at war, light to a world in darkness, and salvation to a world that was lost - we rejoice in the greatness of his love in giving us such an awesome gift. We pray that this Christmas season would be a time to remember these truths and to rejoice in the greatness of His love.
Though, in many ways, this year has been different than other years, with many new and unexpected challenges, we thank God for showing us His faithfulness in many ways.
We thank God...
• For His grace in our lives, not just in saving us, but in sustaining us every day
• For His goodness to our family, His provision, His care
• For faithful friends in our lives
• For sustaining the church plant in Uruguay through the pandemic, not just allowing us to survive, but even allowing us to grow and mature.
Thank you for your continued prayers for our lives and ministry! Now that we are back in the U.S. for a short home assignment, we value your prayers for the leadership of the church in Uruguay as they lead the church in our absence, and for the ESI ministry as we seek to start new groups next year.
May you have a wonderful Christmas and a happy New Year!
The James Family