Randy and Alicia Clarke

Delayed for a Purpose: Divine Detour Appointments


"The Lord does not delay his promise, as some understand delay, but is patient with you, not wanting any to perish but all to come to repentance." 2 Peter 3:9

Dear Friends & Family,

Because you prayed, Rossana, Stella, Brenda, Laura and Liz (who went to heaven 8/29) received the Lord in our final 3 weeks in Paraguay. Alvaro prayed to recommit his life to the Lord, and two young Muslim girls heard the Gospel. Is there purpose in delay? Definitely! Do we understand why God was bringing these people into our lives during our Divine Detour? Absolutely! He did not want any of these to perish but have eternal life in Jesus.

After 8 months on a Divine Detour to Paraguay, the Lord opened a way for us to enter Uruguay as students. We finally arrived September 4th! Thank you for praying to fast-track us into the country! Please continue to pray for us: to renew old friendships, build new friendships, fit in well with the Montevideo team, and renew our expired resident visas. Pray we have many divine appointments to lead others to Jesus. To God be the Glory!

Please pray for our Paraguayan friends: the young widow Laura (and her little girls Maia & Maya), Rossana (needs a job), Brenda and sister (now attending the Alliance Church in Ciudad del Este), Stella, and Alvaro - for all to grow in faith.

With Love, Randy & Alicia

Important Changes in Alliance Funding for International Workers
All Alliance International Workers (IW's like us) are now required to raise a significant portion of their personal compensation and ministry expenses. We are so thankful for those of you who already contribute on a regular basis. Your generosity continues to amaze and bless us! We are also praying for new contributing partners-in-ministry to enable us to keep serving where God has placed us.

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Prayer Requests/Answers to Prayer

1. Praise the Lord that we received approval for the special entry permit we needed to enter Uruguay.
2. To find a more permanent apartment to move into the first week of October
3. For fast-track to renew our Uruguay resident visas
4. For more Divine Appointments where we can share the love of Jesus.
5. For our Spanish conversation lessons we will take later in September



Updated: September 10, 2021

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Montevideo, Montevideo, 11300

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