CMS is working in 37 countries worldwide, but St. John’s has links with Andrew and Maria Leake in Salta in northern Argentina.
ANDREW AND MARIA LEAKE – Link Partners with CMS (Church Mission Society)
They have worked in the Chaco region of N. Argentina for many years, campaigning for the land rights of the local Wichi Indian population, whose traditional way of life and means of support is being threatened by the massive de-forestation of the region for commercial agricultural projects which force them from their homelands; and they are increasingly involved in promoting Creation Care issues. Their three grown-up children – Tomas, Cecilia and Carolina – are all studying or working in Argentina.
Church Rep: Barbara Cottier, who also worked with CMS in Africa.