Guatemala: returning to the UK

Mark and Rosalie Balfour arrive back in the UK on 24 April. Please pray for them as they say goodbye to many friends and colleagues in Guatemala alongside packing, clearing their house and doing all the administrative work that’s needed before they leave. Pray for stamina and resilience as they press on with everything that […]

Central America: travelling

Mission partners Mark and Rosalie Balfour, writing from Guatemala, ask for prayer for upcoming travel as they continue their pastoral ministry to other people in mission: “On Friday this week [1 March] we are driving to Honduras for another visit to folk there. We are going through El Salvador again and are due to arrive […]

Argentina and Guatemala: transitions of leadership

Please pray for countries in Latin America in transitions of leadership at present. Argentina has been struggling with rampant inflation for years and new president, Javier Milei, has taken office promising shock treatment for the country’s economy and that things will get worse before they get better. In Guatemala, president-elect Bernardo Arévalo’s election win is […]

Guatemala: just married

We praise God with Azaria Spencer and David Pocasangre for their wedding last weekend. Pray for Azaria and David as they start married life and see what God has for their future ministry together.

Guatemala: ongoing protests

Please continue to hold Guatemala in prayer as protests continue to try to ensure a democratic transition of power following recent elections which were won by President-elect Bernardo Arévalo. Roads have been blocked across the country and food and fuel supplies have been highly limited. CMS mission partners Azaria Spencer and Mark and Rosalie Balfour […]

Guatemala: protests

The country has been brought to a standstill due to nationwide protests, including roadblocks, against those in authority who are perceived to be blocking the transition to power (in January) of the democratically elected president Bernardo Arévalo. Protests have been building for a few weeks but have gained momentum recently, and protestors are demanding the […]

Guatemala: presidential election

Please pray for justice and the will of the Guatemalan people to be observed. There have been legal challenges to the transition of power to President-elect Bernardo Arévalo after he won the presidential run-off with 61% of the vote. Pray that justice might be done and that Guatemala might be able to move forward in […]

Guatemala: independence celebrations

As the country prepares for its annual independence celebrations this Sunday (with activities also on Saturday), it is experiencing a time of great political uncertainty with the election of a new president (who takes office in January) and there are fears of a coup or assassination being attempted by his opponents. Also, there is currently […]

Ecuador and Guatemala: Elections

Praise God for peaceful elections in Guatemala with the election of new President Bernardo Arévalo. Please continue to pray for a peaceful transition of power and for the future direction of the country. In Ecuador, following the assassination of presidential candidate Fernando Villavicencio who had spoken out against drug gangs and corruption, voting in presidential […]

Guatemala: elections

Pray for the upcoming election this weekend in Guatemala when the country will vote in presidential and congressional elections. Pray for free and fair elections and for the right candidates to be elected. Pray too that those who are elected will govern well.

“I used to sleep in church”

My name is Danilo; I am 18 years old, from central Guatemala City. And this is my story.

Azaria and David Pocasangre, Guatemala

Supporting vulnerable communities, especially young people and families, through partnership with the local church