Updated: Sep 5, 2019
AUGUST was a great month. We completed our 1st month in Argentina & were able to began ministry right away. Early in the month I was able to fly back to the States and be a part of our Sending Church’s Church Squared Conference on Church Planting (Heritage Baptist Church). Which gave me an opportunity to bring back our winter clothes from storage and pick up our kid’s homeschool curriculum. Once I returned the kids had the “privilege” of starting their school year. That excitement quickly faded. We were also able to move into our permanent house and we are finally beginning to settle into more of a routine. God has really blessed us with a smooth transition. To have been able to have arrived and be settled in our house in just over a month is such quick time for Argentine standards. We give God all the glory for working all of it out.
In the month of September we will be celebrating two birthdays in our family. Jocelyn (Josey) turns 13 & Judson turns 5. Also Laura (Ignacio’s wife) has a birthday so we will have one big birthday month. Meanwhile we will be preparing the Church building for its Start Up.
We still need $5,800 to go toward our StartUp Fund. Thank you to all who have given and faithfully supported as we begin to Impact Patagonia with the Gospel of Christ.
January - April 2020 - Brief furlough to raise Ministry funds & to obtain visas for our family.
Impact Patagonia News:
As you may, or may not, have seen through social media or through our email updates, this month we were able to find, & sign a lease on, a building to officially begin the Iglesia Bautista Vida Nueva in Dina Huapi, Rio Negro, Argentina. We have already purchased our chairs and with a little construction to make a small kids class we will be ready to start meeting. We are looking to have our official “Launch Service” or “Grand Opening” in the middle of October. We are currently waiting for our tracts and our Church signage to be printed. We still need $1800 more dollars to come in to complete our StartUp and pay for the printing and construction. We are very excited that in this 1st month of ministry in Patagonia that God has allowed us to begin our 1st Church as well as begin training a national Pastor for His Ministry. It really has been unbelievable to see what God has done so far. We are looking forward to what all He will do in the future for His Glory.
$4,000 more for Ministry Vehicle
New Supporting Churches
StartUp Costs for our first Church Plant ($1,800 more)