We have just received this response from Rodrigo Pérez Pinela in Osorno, showing how they have been making use of the donations we sent recently. We are very happy to inform you that the contribution that CFC delivered could be distributed in food boxes for families who are unemployed and economically deprived. Thank you very… [Continue Reading]
We received this message from Ronny Pulgar, a pastor in Punta Arenas. Like a great storm, the Covid-19 Pandemic is upon us. We live today in a feeling of vulnerability and anxiety, and not only because of the ravages of the Pandemic, but we were already experiencing a social pandemic, where the economic, social, labour… [Continue Reading]
Here in the UK, apart from the initial toilet roll panic, we have had a fairly orderly shutdown of services, people are staying at home and the health system is generally coping. The people of Chile are not so fortunate. We received this report today from Gerd Bergmann of Grace Ministries, who has now been… [Continue Reading]
Like the rest of the world, Chile is suffering the effects of the coronavirus. The military are now being used to enforce a curfew from 10pm to 5am, and there are ‘sanitary’ checkpoints on borders between regions. Chile has a two-tier healthcare system, a blend of public and private, so those who can afford to… [Continue Reading]
We always love to hear from the church in Osorno! Here are pictures of their summer youth camp on the shore of Lake Puyehue, on 17th-18th January, followed by baptisms on 19th.
As you will know, there has been considerable unrest in Chile over the last month or so, with large scale protests and riots taking place. In Santiago there was a mass protest in which over a million people took to the streets, and there have also been riots and violence. The flash point was a… [Continue Reading]
We have received this report from Rosalie Langley Judd following her mission trip last summer: Seeing God at work in Valparaíso, August 2019 Following an initial call to Chile in 2011, God took me to Antofagasta in 2018 and to Valparaíso in August this year, this time with a friend. Before we went Brenda put… [Continue Reading]
It’s good to hear some good news in the midst of all the violent protest going on throughout Chile. Pastor Jose Canipane Segredo and his congregation are finally rebuilding their church, following its total destruction in the 2017 forest fires. This picture shows the temporary ‘tent’ structure being removed in preparation for the brick walls… [Continue Reading]