As Cameron and Roberto Vivanco serve in ministry in Ecuador, they have found that people return kindness for kindness....
SAMS-USA Ministry In
Interested in Ministry to South America?
SAMS-USA missionaries partner with Anglican/Episcopal churches in this region to grow the Kingdom of God. We hope you will be encouraged or inspired by these stories and reports from current and former missionaries in the field. We also encourage you to consider becoming a sender to this part of the world.
2020 and beyond
When in Peru last November I never dreamed that the world would change so much as it has since Covid 19 impacted us. In November I handed on much of my ministry to Fr. Jeremy Shelton, assistant priest at St. … Continue reading → …
The Promise that Makes Mission Possible and Illness Bearable, Part 3
Today, many of your SAMS-USA missionaries are adapting their ministries to share God's presence in the midst of the...
Painting A Powerful Point Of Contact
Dear Missions Family, My family and I greet you all in the WONDERFUL name of JESUS CHRIST and are BELIEVING that God...
Prayer Needs for Chile
This photo shows one of the points where fires have been burning during the weekend and now. This particular one is...
He’s got this.
God’s business is putting things right. - Psalm 11:7 (The Message)I shared this verse with a member of our...
Impacting Leadership in Brazil and Equipping Future Generations
This letter features two testimonies, one from our Brazilian friend Valdomiro Santos, and a personal confession from Ron.
Dear Pastor Ron and Debby and your financial & prayer partners, I want to highlight the importance of Pastor Ron and Debby in our lives. From the moment we first met this couple, their willingness and joy of serving the Lord Jesus in another nation inspired us.
First, I speak of my relationship with Rev. Ronald, when I learned that I was going to be discipled by Pastor Ron, I thought, “How will it be?” I do not speak English and he is learning Portuguese and still had difficulty, I faced the challenge with great joy and today we do not need Google translator anymore, today the Portuguese spoken by Pastor Ron is excellent and this man of God has been fundamental in my life.
I will make some reports:
10-Year Celebration Story # 3: Looking Back to See Ahead: The Gift of Presence
This is the Third story in our Celebrating 10-Years of Ministry in Brazil. It is often said that when we look back into our past history, even back to the beginning in the Old Testament of the Bible we can better see with confidence why it is so important to trust God enthusiastically with our future. I agree and that’s why we are writing this series. The featured photo shows us with two very special Brazilian families who have helped us discover the Best Return on Investment.
Celebration Story # 2: Encouraging Local Community Involvement in Mission
This is the second story in our 10-Year Celebration series of our missionary activities in Brazil. The featured photo is of then Pastor, now Diocesan Bishop, Marcio Meira and his wife, now a Pastor, Linda receiving Plarn Rugs for the families of their Compassion Ministry in Cabedelo, Paraiba, Brazil. These large colorful plarn rugs were stuffed into our suitcases and brought to Brazil. The plarn rugs were distributed to various churches and used as floor coverings in classrooms for children’s story time during Christian Education classes, and in individual homes in neighborhoods where churches had outreach ministries. Many of these homes had a combination of dirt and rough concrete floors.
Story # 1 – Celebrating Ron & Debby’s 10-Year Brazil Anniversary
This is the first in a series of stories from the mission field in Brazil in celebration of our 10-year Anniversary. Debby McKeon takes on the challenge of presenting the Gospel of Jesus Christ to children by crossing cultural and language barriers during our first few mission trips to Brazil as SAMS Associate Missionaries. Training Christian Sunday School teachers was the first priority. As one seminar participant said, “I was delightfully amazed how the story I told with simply made manipulatives held captive the hearts and the imaginations of the children for the Gospel of Jesus Christ.”
A Change of Events In Chile
by Gus Calvo, SAMS Short-term team leader to Chile “Just as you cannot understand the path of the wind or...
Celebrating Ron & Debby McKeon’s 10-Years of Ministry in Brazil
This summer marks our 10th anniversary of saying, “Yes Lord, send me” and the beginning of our relationship with the people in Brazil as SAMS missionaries. Read more in our July 2018 Newsletter.