October 2010

Bicentennial

Dear Friends,

This is a very special year in Chile. The Bicentennial Celebration took place on September 18th. It commemorated the beginning of the Independence process in Chile, with the first Government Junta on September 18, 1810. Eight years later, Chile became a free and independent country.

The logotype (seen in the above-left section of our letterhead this month) was created to represent, in an abstract form, Latin American countries, and “happiness, celebrations and optimism.”

At the same time the attention of the Chilean people, as well as that of people around the world, has been riveted on the fate of 33 miners who have been trapped since August 5th in the collapsed San Jose mine, located near the northern city of Copiapo.

The miners, who are trapped nearly half a mile under the surface, are waiting as three distinct rescue efforts are underway to release them from their dark prison. Just this week, an announcement was made that the men may be freed as early as the 22nd of this month. We continue to pray for these men, some of whom are Christians.

On the 17th of this month we will be holding a baptismal service for seven new believers in Jesus Christ. These are folks of all ages and backgrounds. They were once imprisoned in their sin and in great need of rescue. Salvation in our Lord has now given them independence from their prison. They are now celebrating a new life of happiness and optimism in eternal life!

Thank you for your prayers, support and encouragement. You are a blessing!
Dave and Peggy Disney
Your missionaries to Chile