Stony ground: One of the most spectacular features of the Falkland Islands, the stone runs are literally ‘rivers of rock’ - large spreads of quartzite boulders, some of which are hundreds of meters wide and several kilometres long. In spiritual terms, the Islands’ community appears to be similarly stony ground. Many of the islanders grew up in the isolated settlements of large sheep farms, visited by a minister at most once or twice a year. There are three established churches in the Islands’ capital, Stanley, but out of a population of 2,000, the total number attending on a Sunday is about 70. Pray for those seeking to reach out to the islanders as well as for encouragement for the few believers.