Future Ministries

areco study

2014-07-17 Silva 029In July, we had the privilege of hosting Adriano y Josi Silva, future missionaries to Argentina from Brazil. They accompanied James to the home Bible study in San Antonio de Areco (above), where there were several unsaved who heard the Gospel. When James went back the next week, two ladies trusted Christ as Savior! The Bible study hosts and church members, Raul and Lydia, are beginning new believer’s discipleship with them.

champlin

We are very excited that another missionary couple, Seth and Lauren Champlin (with Baptist World Mission and based out of South Carolina), has begun deputation and is planning to work with us their first term.  Their goal is to finish deputation and go to language school in two years. We are praying to that end as well!

June Prayer Letter

New Members

We are excited to report that 16 adults completed the new members’ class this month!  The next step is to have an interview about their testimony of salvation and then to be baptized, for those who haven’t been already.  They keep telling us how excited they are to be in a church where they can learn God’s Word and grow spiritually.

Little Ones to Him Belong

Now that that there are more members available to serve, we’ll be recruiting teachers for children’s church.  Right now, between the elementary and preschool classes, we have four teachers rotating to teach once a month.  That leaves Amy to teach a class every Sunday.  Please pray for four more teachers to take her place before we go on furlough.

Line upon Line

You can feel the excitement in the Sunday night discipleship groups!  There are eight men in James’ class, eight ladies in Amy’s, and six teen girls in another lady’s class.  Even though many have been saved for several years, this is the first time they’ve done a personal Bible study like this.

Last month we asked you to pray that God would give us wisdom to begin to identify and train male leadership.  The men’s discipleship class has been very insightful for James as he spends time with the men.  There are a few men showing great potential, not only in studying God’s Word, but also in taking the initiative to serve.

Evangelistically Speaking

The church men brought seven visitors to their outreach.  They had an Argentine asado (barbeque) and James gave a short evangelistic message.  He and another man will be making visits to follow up on these guys about salvation.

There was a good response to Amy’s Wednesday night English class from the youth.  A few of their unsaved friends came too. Pray they can come to the youth activity June 26.

For the past eight months, James has been doing weekly marriage counseling with a couple in our home.  (He’s a baby Christian and she’s not saved.)  Now that their marriage is doing better, they want to do a Bible study instead of just counseling.

Happy 200th Birthday!

May 25 commemorated Argentina’s bicentennial of liberation from Spain’s rule.  Our prayer and heart’s desire is that Argentines will find liberty in Christ and no longer be entangled in the bondage of sin (Gal. 5:1).

First Home Bible Study

Tonight we held our first home Bible study. There were three other families who came – the Quaglia’s, Martinez-Ferro’s, and Palma’s. We had a great study together about the purpose of a local church (the introduction to our doctrines study).

The kids entertained themselves jumping on the trampoline, coloring, and eating snacks. We are thankful that the Lord gave us a house where we could host these studies (rain or shine).

We all invited various unsaved families, but none of them could make it for one reason or another. Please pray for our next study (March 21), that we would have at least one unsaved couple. If so, we will study “The Ultimate Questions” of life. (James is prepared with two lessons – one evangelistic and one for believers.)