The Long Journey
For more than six months, we have been praying and searching for a larger church building with classroom space. As we hit one roadblock after another, we fell back on God’s provision and timing, especially when those things were completely out of our control. It seems we are going to be able to rent a building on a main avenue with a meeting place for 60 adults and classroom space for a nursery and children’s church. Please keep praying, and we’ll keep you updated!
A New Addition
Thank you for all those who prayed for the baby shower Amy hosted for our Christian neighbor and friend, Andrea. The purpose of the shower was two fold: 1.) We wanted to show support of Andrea and her husband Alejandro. They are good friends and instrumental in the church plant in the city center as well as the evangelistic efforts here in our neighborhood. 2.) We wanted to use the opportunity to invite Andrea’s unsaved family members and coworkers to our home where we could share the Gospel.
The Lord did bless our efforts and time together. The ladies really enjoyed themselves; Andrea was assured of our love and support; and four unsaved ladies heard the Gospel presented (some for the first time). Please pray for the Holy Spirit to remind them of what they heard and to convict their hearts.
One week after the shower, the Lord blessed this dear couple with a healthy baby girl, Constanza Belén – the first baby born in our new church! (Now we just need a nursery to put her in when she’s old enough to come to church!)
More Love in our Home
One of the highlights of being missionaries is hosting guests, especially enthusiastic Americans. We, as a family, love to share our burden for Argentina as well as our love for the people to whom God has called us to minister. We are privileged to host Andrea Love, the daughter of pastor friend Mark Love, for eight weeks. She first came to Buenos Aires last year on a Maranatha Baptist Bible College mission team. During her time with us, Andrea will assist in almost every aspect of the church-planting ministry, helping with ESL classes and homeschool, teaching piano, leading a Bible study in English, and learning Spanish.
· Current Support – 95%
· A larger meeting place with classroom space
· Permanent pastor for the work in the city center
· Wisdom and God’s power as we reach our neighborhood for Christ
· All who heard the Gospel at the baby shower
· Safe and healthy arrival of Constanza
· Discipleship classes
· God’s continual, miraculous provision
· Tentative – sign contract on new building and start remodeling
· June 21 – Father’s Day
· June 24 – Summer intern, Andrea Love, arrives