Happy Summer everyone! At least here we have been enjoying summer, with high temperatures, SUMMER CAMPS, and retreats! Camp season flew by in a blur, but we were able to take close to 20 of the children and youth of our church to three different camps in January. We praise God that one of the children, Facundo, was saved, and many more made decisions to follow Christ more fully. There were many more salvation decisions among the teens and youth from other churches also, and we praise God for that! Then in February we participated in the pastors’ and missionaries’ retreat and also a marriage retreat with seven other couples from our church. We were encouraged and challenged in both!
Our last weekend here in Argentina was filled with a farewell party given by our church family, a BAPTISM, and the Lord’s Supper. Every step of growth is celebrated, and we were excited for Nancy, who recieved Christ almost a year ago, but had an arm in a cast during our last baptismal service. We didn’t want to leave without letting her follow the Lord in believer’s baptism, which she was excited to do! Please pray for her and the other new believers, that they will continue to grow and be discipled. We praise God for the work He is doing in their lives. God is adding to His church, and we are thrilled to be a part of it here in González Catán, Argentina.
We are finalizing everything for FURLOUGH as I write this. On March 2nd we embark on our second furlough. We are anxious to leave our people here, but excited to see many of you and your churches and give a report of the past almost four years of service here in Argentina. Please pray for our church in our absence. That it will remain unified and God will be glorified through His work in their lives while we are gone, and that we will have safe travels, profitable time with family and churches. and a restful, rejuvenating time with our kids while away.