On Tuesday (Jan 26) we expect to have more than 60 young people from five churches for a four day youth camp.
The theme is "Continue" based on 2 Timothy 3.14. I have the privilege of preparing the lesson material based out of 2 Timothy. Pastor Hugo Martinez is the special preacher. Please pray for him as he preaches Tuesday through Friday night.
Camp means a lot to us. I met my wife at camp. I answered the call to be a preacher and missionary at camp. I even got married at camp! These young people have the opportunity to rid themselves of distractions for a few days while being saturated with the preaching, teaching, and singing of the word of God. The decisions made this week can determine the fate of not only individual young people, but of entire families, churches, towns, cities and even countries!
Pray that God will raise up from this group pastors, missionaries, and solid church members that will support the great commission of our Savior! Pray that many will commit to entering the Bible College this semester to be trained for the ministry. Argentina needs hundreds of churches to be reached with the Gospel!
Thank you for praying for my eye to heal of the corneal ulcer that I suffered at the paw of my dog, Rex-- I am no longer a cyclops. :)
Thank you for your prayers.
Joel has been having some issues sleeping alone for some time now. With all the major transitions he has had in his 7 years of life, it is completely understandable that he has reverted back to wanting to sleep with Mama and Daddy every night. He does well with travel and other 'changes' that many medical professionals have told us that autistic children have a very hard time with, but he can not sleep well without a parent in the bed with him. We researched what might help him with the transition to sleeping solo and came to the conclusion that an indoor hammock might be perfect for him. So we have purchased a frame and hammock, put a lot of sweat and maybe a few tears into fitting it into the kid's room, and are doing our best to transition him *back* into his own bed. Please pray with us that he will feel secure and sleep comfortably in his new bed.
Joshua and Jennifer Smith are in Buenos Aires, Argentina to plant churches, train national leaders, continue teaching in the Bible College and expand the Radio Ministry.