On Friday, March 4, the women of Chile invite us to reflect on the many gifts that God has given each of us—and our call to share those gifts.
Join with them in the annual World Day of Prayer celebration as we ask a question that draws us into the Bible; into the real context of Chilean lives and communities.
There are several steps we will take together as we address the question asked in the theme, “How Many Loaves Have You?”
The Republic of Chile stretches between the Pacific Ocean and the Andes Mountains in the extreme southwest of South America.
It borders to the north with Peru, Bolivia and Argentina to the east, and the Pacific Ocean to the west.
In the 16th century, Spanish explorers came to Chile and went on to conquer it, although there was strong resistance from the indigenous peoples, especially the Mapuches in the south.
The conflict went on for four centuries and continues even today with disputes about the ownership of their lands.
Chile began its independence on Sept. 18, 1810, the date established as “National Independence Day.”
Please join us, and invite your friends and family, to attend the World Day of Prayer service and learn more about Chile and its unique culture and heritage.
Join Christians in more than 170 countries around the world, and 2,000 communities across Canada, who will gather on the World Day of Prayer to pray and act in solidarity with the people of Chile.
A World Day of Prayer service will be held at the Church of the Holy Spirit in Fort Frances on Friday, March 4 beginning at 2 p.m.
A service also will be held at St. Patrick’s Church in Emo at 1:30 p.m.
For more information about the World Day of Prayer service in Fort Frances, contact Jane Trivers at 274-2930.
For more info about the service in Emo, call Mary Curtis at 482-2094.