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Director retires - brand new management team!

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After 25 years of service as Director since Chile for Christ was first registered as a UK charity, Arnold Page formally tendered his resignation at a meeting of the trustees held on 27th July, 2017. Martin Cove, another trustee and former treasurer, also retired.

Brenda Gooding, an existing trustee, was appointed as the new Director of the charity. At the same meeting four new members of the Trust and management team were appointed: Philip Munro as Treasurer, Danielle Deakin as Communications Officer, Simon Large as Website Manager, and Paula Pérez Goldberg as the Trust's official representative in Chile.

Retiring Director Arnold Page

The new appointments were seen very clearly as answers to many prayers for the Trust to be able to continue its important ministry for the Lord and his people.

A review of some of the highlights of the last 25 years can be read in the current newsletter.

Philip Munro, Treasurer

Philip Munro is our new Treasurer.

Philip works as a solicitor in the City of London, specializing in trust law and trust planning.

Danielle Deakin, Communications Officer

With a degree in Theology and Mission, Danielle will be our new Communications Officer. She spent a gap year as an English teaching assistant in Chile and she can communicate well in Spanish. She also writes excellent newsletters!

Contact her with any relevant news stories at

Paula Pérez Goldberg, Representative in Chile

Paula Pérez Goldberg lives in Valparaíso.

She will be the Trust's permanent representative in Chile.

Simon Large, Website Manager

Having worked for over 30 years in electronics and software engineering, Simon followed a call from God in July to set up his own business, Skirrid Systems, to provide web design and IT support services for churches and charities.

Simon will be our new Website Manager.

New church congregation in Tierra del Fuego acquires its own building

For three years Methodist Pastor Ronny Pulgar of Punta Arenas has been regularly taking a ferry across the Straits of Magellan to the great island of Tierra del Fuego, patiently building up a community of Christians through visits, evangelism, house worship and bible teaching. Chile for Christ has contributed towards the cost of these trips, and we have also bought Bibles and 'Why Jesus?' booklets in Spanish for him to use on his visits.

Burnt out pastor refuses to give up

Pastor José Canipane Sagredo may have seen his house and church building burnt to the ground in January's devasting forest fires, but he is far from being burnt out spiritually! Having cleared the site and erected little more than a garden shed to serve as a home for himself and his partially sighted wife Adela, he borrowed a marquee and continued to hold church services, even though most of his former congregation had left to join other churches. His remaining congregation is gradually growing again.

Service in new house of God, Porvenir, July 2017

Pastor Canipane inside his 'tabernacle'

Through prophetic words and an assurance of God's call for him to be a pastor, José has pressed on with the rebuilding work in the belief that God will create something even better than before.

Chile for Christ has contributed £3000 towards the cost of building materials. But José and Adela need much more than that to complete the work. Will you help them?

House worship in Tierra del Fuego

Earlier this year we asked on this website for prayer for money to buy a property in Porvenir to serve as a church building. The small town of Porvenir is the capital of Chilean Tierra del Fuego. In July the national Chilean Methodist Church took out a loan equivalent to £36,000 and bought a house on a street corner. It had no water, gas or electricity connected and it was very dirty. Enthusiastic church members have been cleaning it out, but even before they began they held a service of thanksgiving inside the building and dedicated it to the service of God. The picture above was taken by Ronny at this service - which explains why the room looks so bare!

New house of God, Porvenir

This little old house with a corrugated iron roof is to become a Methodist Chapel in the town of Porvenir. 'Do not despise these small beginnings, for the Lord rejoices to see the work begin.' Zechariah 4.10.

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Please pray

for our new director Brenda, and for all the new management team, that they will be united in mind and spirit, that they will know the Lord's direction, and will accomplish immeasurably more than all we ask or think! (Ephesians 3.20)

More prayer suggestions.

Chile for Christ is registered in England and Wales as charity no. 1009678. Registered address 86A Totteridge Lane, High Wycombe, Bucks HP13 7PN. |

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