Dear Praying Friends,
We are very happy to announce that we are having twins! The Lord has blessed us with a little boy and girl. In Argentina, one needs to have a doctor to be able to get an ultrasound but David’s Mom was able to connect us with an ultrasound clinic. At 22 weeks, we had our first ultrasound and to our surprise there were two! Hannah is feeling well with this pregnancy and the twins are growing. Please pray for a safe pregnancy and delivery. We have an estimated due date for March 27th but with twins we are expecting their arrival sooner.
We have been able to visit some of the churches here in Cordoba. We have been received very well by all of them and the pastors have been very gracious to us. There are two Mexican missionaries that have arrived recently to this city. They have started two new church plants in homes. One work is 3 years old and the other about 6 months old. We praise the Lord for the the Gospel going forward in Cordoba and we pray for more workers and works to be started. David was able to preach in both of these works. Also, he spoke at another home Bible study led by a national pastor, several people in the group raised their hand for salvation. Some missionaries and pastors cannot afford the high prices of renting buildings so thats why they have services in homes. Please pray for the start of our church plant in the near future and for space opportunities for these other servants of God.
It was a joy to have my father-in-law, Gary Ellison come down and visit with us for a few weeks. His primary reason to come down was to see us and take Sarah, Hannahs youngest sister, back home. He also had opportunities to preach in Cordoba and Tucuman. He taught a concentrated course at the Bible Institute in Tucuman and preached a few times during the Annual Conference.
We are grateful we had the opportunity to travel eight hours North to see my family up in Tucuman and take part of the Annual Conference. The theme was “20 Years of Blessing” as we celebrated together the twentieth anniversary of the conference and the blessings of God upon that ministry. Several pastors and church leaders came from other parts of Argentina, Chile, Bolivia and Paraguay. I am so grateful for my family and the way God is using them for His glory.
The house situation has truly been an ordeal for us, with a lot of paper work and waiting.Throughout the process, we had to remind ourselves that God is in control and His timing is perfect. We are in our home now and very excited about our first Christmas here in Argentina. Though we will miss being with family we are looking forward to celebrating here with our new friends and family in Christ. We hope each of you have a Merry Christmas and that we all keep Christ as the center. Thank you so much for your prayers and support!