Pray for 30 new support partners at $30 a month within 30 days!
 

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The Missionary Prayer Letter of Ray & Michele Call
OPC Mission in Montevideo, Uruguay

Thirty Days, Thirty Dollars, Thirty People!


Call Family Picture What will it take to get us to Uruguay this October? The short answer is that we need 30 people to pledge $30 in monthly support over the next 30 days. We are in the closing stretch of our furlough, but cannot move our family to Uruguay until we have 100% of our income and expenses pledged. So we are praying that the Lord will raise up these 30 people who would be willing to partner with us in this way.

We know many of you reading this are already contributing faithfully. Our family is so thankful for your generous and sacrificial contributions towards the Lord's work. God has called us to service in Uruguay where we can't wait to see what He will do as we have opportunity to proclaim Christ in a place that so desperately needs the Savior.

We know that some may feel that smaller amounts of monthly support don't make much of a difference. We want you to know that whatever level of support you are able to contribute is making a huge difference in helping us get to and remain on the missions field. Also, when we are this close to being at our goal, the small gifts can especially make a big difference. We strongly desire to be in Uruguay by October, and so we need to be at 100% by early September. Even smaller gifts, like $10 or $20 a month make a big difference. So whether you would want to pledge a small amount, or you would like to increase the amount you already give by $5 or $10, you would be an answer to our prayers. And whether or not you can give or increase, we ask that you would consider taking a minute to pray that someone else would be able to join our support team. If you would like to sign up to give, you may visit our online donations website for electronic giving (i.e. credit card or electronic transfer from a bank account) or visit our blog with information on giving by check.

Another way you might be able to help us is by helping introduce us to other Christians you know at church or work who have a heart to see the glory of the Lord cover the earth as the waters cover the sea. We would be happy to speak with others about the Lord's work in Uruguay and whether or not they are in a position to join our team, they may know someone who is able. At the very least, they might be encouraged by how the gospel is penetrating South America! If you would be open to talking with us about this possibility, please be sure to contact us. Also, if your church has a missions budget and is not one of our regular partners, then please consider putting us in touch with whoever coordinates communications with missionaries. We would love to share with the missions committee and/or elders/deacons!

 

Ministry in Mercedes

No, we are not talking about a luxury car from Germany! But we are talking about how the Lord is at work in a city along the border of Uruguay/Argentina. Mercedes is situated along the Rio Negro River about 3 1/2 hours from Montevideo. When the Lord first called us to minister in Uruguay, Brazilian missionary Maruico Rolim outlined his dream to plant at least one church in every one of the 19 departments (i.e. province) of the nation. Mercedes is the capital and largest city of Soriano Department.

When I (Ray) first visited Uruguay a new church in Soriano Department wasn't even "on the radar." But the Lord has indeed been at work. Since then, God has been pleased to allow our mission to develop a relationship with a core group of folks who want to start a Presbyterian Church in their city! Pastor Mauricio and Pastor Mark have been visiting them once a month on the Lord's Day to preach and lead the Lord's Supper. The group recently rented a property where they can meet! As we've mentioned in the past, most of the group have officially joined as members of our mission in Montevideo, though they continue to meet in Mercedes. One exciting development is that the mother of one of the members is interested in being baptized and also joining! Please pray for her and the others - that the Lord will bless them and continue to help them grow in the grace and knowledge of Christ. Pray also for Mark and Mauricio who travel great distances round trip not only on certain Sundays, but also at times during the week to lead Bible studies. Let's also remember to give thanks to our Almighty King for answering these prayers and desires to see the work grow and expand in Uruguay!


Thank you for your fellowship in the gospel!
 
In Christ,

 
Ray & Michele, Rebecca, Jeremiah, AnnaGrace, John, Daniel, Christina & Peter
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We are asking God for a group of at least 200 individuals or families who would be willing to pray for this ministry on a more regular basis (e.g. weekly or twice a month). People on this list may receive a couple extra shorter emails per month in addition to the monthly Call to Prayer newsletter. Please let us know if you would like to volunteer! We now are up to 96 people on this list and are hoping more will join.
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Ministry Partnership Information
Would you prayerfully consider joining our regular financial support team? We are in immediate need of monthly, quarterly or annual financial support. If you would like to partner with Ray & Michele to bring the gospel to the people of Uruguay, please send an email note to MTW and/or to Ray. Your response will help the MTW office know that we have enough commitments to allow us to return back to the field in Uruguay. Please include the amount you wish to donate and the date you plan to begin. Donations address: P.O. Box 2589, Suwanee, GA 30324-0982, Attn: #11267 - please write "Acct# 11267" in memo of check. To donate online with a credit card, click here (use code #11267). To set up EFT (Electronic Funds Transfer), click here, fill out the form and send it to MTW (address listed on form).

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