Dear Praying Friends,
Thank you for your partnership with us during deputation as we get ready to go to Argentina. As Missionary Paul wrote about the missionary gift in Philippians 4:18, he calls it, “an odour of a sweet smell, a sacrifice acceptable, well pleasing to God.” May God continue to bless you as you have part in this and other missionary endeavors.
Its been a full two months of meetings and blessings for our family. We have been in Michigan for several meetings during the first part of July, then we were able to spend a week at our house in South Carolina. While being at home, David was able to preach in the Spanish church here in Spartanburg during their 1st Family Conference. There is a core group of families that have been coming faithfully. We praise the Lord for the lives that are being changed. Please continue to pray for this work and that the Lord would continue to grow the church.
We then traveled to Maryland for a Missions Conference and had a sweet time there. The church took us to see some of the sights in Washington, D.C. and Baltimore. Following that conference, we were able to reconnect with a Spanish pastor in New York City who had visited Argentina many years ago. We had the opportunity to preach at his Spanish church in Yonkers. We braved the NYC summer with little Iggy, and had a great time together. We also had wonderful meetings in CT, VA, TN, KY & SC. During the first part of August, we had a tremendous missions conference with a new supporter in Richmond,VA. We were so blessed and encouraged by this meeting. God has blessed us with 4 new supporters during this time!
Little Ingrid Giselle is growing healthy and strong. Everyone enjoys meeting her and we feel very blessed to have such a happy baby. David’s parents will get to meet her for the first time next month as they come from Argentina for a furlough. They are also coming for David’s ordination that will be September 25th at our sending church, East Park Baptist. Hannah’s parents will also be attending this special service. Please pray for our families as they will both be traveling many miles. We have started to work on Hannah’s visa and have an appointment with the Argentine consul at the end of this year. We are praying that we have all the paperwork that is needed so the Argentine embassy will grant Hannah a visa.
Rio Cuarto, Argentina is the 2nd largest city in the province of Cordoba. It has a population of around 150,000 souls, about 3 hours South of the city of Cordoba. It is an agricultural hub surrounded by many cattle ranches. Rio Cuarto is a wealthier city, yet its a place entrenched in spiritual darkness. Please pray that God would do a work in this place. Thank you for your prayers!