I am now officially the coordinator of the Latin America region for Action International, our mission. We had our annual International Council in the Philippines. Leaders and representatives from all countries represented by ACTION were there and it was a great time of fellowship and prayer. Our goals were to hear what was happening around the globe and decide how we could best serve those in the trenches. The following are the underlying themes/needs/prayer requests: • Laborers for the harvest. Foreign and domestic. • Succession – National Leadership to be grown up to assume the ministries. • Support for non-western missionaries. In countries with difficult economies, missionaries are struggling to raise support and needed ministries are put on hold for fund raising. Darren Beck from Cambodia put out a challenge to all of us and I want to share the challenge with you: Mt 9:37,38 says, “Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.” Join us by setting the alarms on your phones or watches to 9:38 am and 9:38 pm. Take those moments daily, as you can, and pray earnestly for the Lord of the harvest to send laborers. Those laborers could be someone you know. Maybe someone from your own family or church. Specific prayer and praise in relation to our ACTION missionaries: • Pray for the Mexico and Ecuador fields. Both are dealing with internal issues that are slowing the work. • Mexico is ripe for the harvest. Pray that Latin American Christians in the US would hear the call to “Go” to the fields with the gospel. • Praise God for the cohesiveness in Peru and for their unified vision and drive. • Pray for Paige and I and my health as I desire to go, visit and encourage the other ministries. My desire is to serve those in Latin America and the Caribbean by encouraging and equipping as is possible so that they are able to do what they are called to do. Thank you for being a part of that and praying with me specifically for this region of the world. Mark and Paige.