missions

Missions & Outreach News Mar 1

The Right Reverend Raphael Samuel, Bishop of The Diocese of Bolivia and His Wife Michelle

Bishop Raphael Samuel has oversight of all Anglican churches in Bolivia, including La Trinidad Church in Cochabamba, where the Reverend Tammy Firestone presides. Other churches are located in La Paz, Tarija and Santa Cruz, where the Bishop and the Cathedral are located. We have supported Bishop Raphael and the Diocese for many years.  Part of the funding goes for leadership training for Bolivian Priests and also for evangelism and disciple making in Santa Cruz and other cities in Bolivia. Kevin Hicks is the Good Samaritan Advocate for Bishop Samuel and he just received this message, which has been slightly edited to fit this space:

"We appreciate your support and willingness to go out on the limb for us. We were blessed to have Cara Ellen with us in Cochabamba and I wish her all the best in her future endeavors. When you see her, give her a hug on my behalf.   

Here are our Prayer Requests:

1) Pray for the Lord to raise up leaders like David who saw the issues clearly in the battle against Goliath. David was motivated by the zeal of the Lord while Saul and his army were motivated by monetary gain. Pray for the Lord to raise a new generation of Bolivian leaders, both lay and clerical, who are motivated by zeal to see God's purposes worked out in His church. Pray for the gift of repentance for all of us who have in one way or another fallen victim to the Saul spirit putting a religious spin on our selfish and carnal motives. 

2) Pray for the Lord to convict the national leadership to teach on the tithe and stewardship. Pray for godly teachers to emerge who will teach the Word of God with passion and conviction. Pray for trusting and loving relationships amongst the clergy and the lay people and for REVIVAL AND RENEWAL to break out in all the four regions (La Paz, Cochabamba, Tarija and Santa Cruz) of the diocese. 

3) Join us in thanksgiving as we celebrate 35 years of the Lord's faithfulness in sustaining and growing the Anglican work in Bolivia. We've been blessed by the Lord's work in saving the lost, transforming families/individuals and we give thanks for the impact the church in Bolivian society through the various social concern activities in the church.

+Raphael”  


Mwamba Foundation (Kenya)

Directors of the Mwamba Foundation’s school in Kenya send their thanks for our grant to fund nine students beginning their first year (Form One):

Greetings in Jesus name, with every hope that you are doing well.

We Mwamba foundation (Kenya) wish to convey our heartfelt thanks for the decision you made  to fund 9 of our students. Thanks and may God bless The Church of the Good Samaritan.

Students we are supporting for their first year: (Note: Name portions may not always be in correct order. There were discrepancies in order and spelling between two informational sheets received.)

Please pray for these students and all those with the Mwamba Foundation. Pray also that future funding will be available for these students to continue after they complete Form 1.

kenya students

Students we are supporting for their first year: (Note: Name portions may not always be in correct order. There were discrepancies in order and spelling between two informational sheets received.)

  • Amos Bosis Langat: Amos was raised by the mother who is a widow and earns very little, she cannot cater for school fees, Aspires to be architect.
  • Kihiga Pau Maina: Raised by one parent (the mother) who is a widow and breadwinner hence cannot afford to pay school fees. He aspires to be a Neuro surgeon
  • Barasa Tobias Lusweti: His father abandoned the family hence the mother who is sick cannot raise school fees for the boy. He aspires to be a doctor.
  • Chemworsho Esther: She lives with her step mother because her mother died long ago and his father has other three wives with other children. Aspires to be a Doctor.
  • Ndiwa Kibiwot Fidelis: Raised by a single parent (mother) who is very poor. Aspires to be a doctor.
  • Janet Nasimiyu: She has both parents but very poor. Aspires to be a lawyer.
  • Purity Cherotich: She has both parents who are very poor lives with a relative. She aspires to be a pilot.
  • Abel Ruto Psebe: Raised by the mother who is a widow, the father died during the Mt. Elgon clashes. She cannot raise school fees for the boy. He aspires to be a Pharmacist.
  • Amos Kibet Siangole: (No picture and information about Amos received yet.)
  • Musa Moranya: Is another student being sponsored/funded by Geoff Simpson.