Ministry of Music
The ministry in Pilar was privileged to benefit from a summer missions team from Maranatha Baptist Bible College as they visited several churches in Buenos Aires. They held three concerts in Pilar: one in a music school where our children attend, one in a private school where one of our church members teaches, and one in our church. We estimate among those three concerts about 400 people heard the Gospel and God-honoring music and testimonies. Pray that the seed would be watered that was planted in their hearts and that we would be able to follow up with those who visited the church.
With the three concerts and all their preparation, children’s day, a church work day, as well as the regular services, August proved to be a very busy month for us and our church people. We thank the Lord for the faithful families who sacrificed their time to help with these activities. Our goal is that our church calendar will not be full of activities for the sake of activities—but opportunities to evangelize the lost and disciple the saved.
The Lord has increased our numbers on Sunday mornings to an average of 33 instead of 23. Many visitors have come, and two new families are attending regularly.
Andrea Love, our summer intern, will be greatly missed. She helped in so many areas, including playing the piano. Our kids will be taking turns playing special music, but they have a while to go before they can accompany congregational music.
Nine people are now involved in small-group or one-on-one discipleship classes. Please pray for two new converts and that their spouses will come to know Christ as well.
A Place to Call Home
For the past 11½ years, we have moved eight different times in order to prepare for the mission field and, ultimately, to minister in this city. Now God has brought us to a place where we could spend five lifetimes planting churches and probably never reach every soul in Pilar and its surrounding communities. We prayed that God would enable us to build our own house in order to establish a permanent presence here and avoid paying more rent. The Lord has answered that prayer with a private loan.
The property is purchased; the plans are approved; and the construction has begun. Please pray that the building process will go quickly and smoothly and that our new house will bring honor and glory to our great God.
- Follow up on visitors
- Salvation of ESL students
- Current support – 95%
- Permanent pastor for the Pilar Centro church
- Ministry of MBBC mission team
- Increased Sunday service attendance
- Ministry of Andrea Love during the past eight weeks
- Discipleship classes
- 9/3 – Lauren’s 9th birthday
- 9/12-9/27 – James’ parents here to visit their grandchildren (and help with the house construction while they’re at it!)
- 9/13 – FOUR-year anniversary in Argentina
- 9/13 – Evangelistic outreach
- 10/4 – New members’ class (six weeks)
- 10/6-10/8 – Annual Fundamentalism Conference
- 10/12 – Break down the next wall to give more auditorium seating