Saturday, January 12
Latin America and the Caribbean
Chile since 1845, Brazil since 1859, Mexico since 1872, Cuba since 1890—Presbyterians have a long history of mission presence in Latin America and the Caribbean. 1845 was the year that Texas became a state!
Take a look at the map. Dozens of different nations. About 600 million people. But for many of you, these people are not just numbers—they are friends whose faith and courage have challenged you to a deeper understanding of the ways of Jesus.
As you pray for brothers and sisters from Latin America and the Caribbean, remember the faces of those you know. Imagine these friends in their many places and situations: big cities pulsing with the contradictions of urban life, tiny mountain villages, a farming community nestled beside a mighty river.
Some are accomplished professionals; many live precariously, relying each day on God’s provision. Many are creative, energetic, and confident in the face of adversity; some have given their very best in years of faithful service and now feel spent. Alone, they view the future with trepidation.
(continued on Monday, January 14)
Let us join in prayer for:
PC(USA) People in Mission
Rev. Sarah Henken, regional liaison, Andean Region, World Mission
Rev. Jo Ella Holman, regional liaison, Caribbean, World Mission
Tracey King-Ortega, regional liaison, Central America, World Mission
Aura Maribel Pérez-Smith, team ministry, Dennis Smith, regional liaison for Southern Cone and Brazil, World Mission
Let us pray
God of all nations, it is our greatest joy to give you thanks and praise. Open our hearts to the movement of your Spirit through all the landscapes of our lives. Guide us to be your hands and feet as we faithfully serve in a world of need. Amen.