Since our first Sunday, we have supported two missionaries who are graduates from the Chile Training Center. We have been teaching our people the importance of world-wide missions. Friday through Sunday we held our first Faith Promise Missions Conference. We had two future Chile church-planters (from the Chile Training Center) present their ministries with the church. Sunday we passed out faith promise commitment cards in hopes to take on these two families. This coming Sunday everyone will turn in their commitments.
Today our family finished the process of our permanent residency visas! This process took over 15 months to complete. We are now able to remain in Chile for as long as we choose (and the Lord allows us the privilege). We praise the Lord for working everything out.
Please continue to pray for Chile. After a few days, which seemed to be mostly free from riots, vandalism, and violence, this afternoon there were more fires started in the subways in Santiago. There are 136 subway/metro stations that service some 2.5 million daily passengers to around the city. Some 118 stations have been vandalized and around 15 have been set on fire. More stores, banks, and businesses have been looted and set on fire as well.