One of our ministry goals and dreams has been that preachers that we help train would be used to preach the gospel in other countries.
We are seeing that dream come true! Pastor Esteban and several members of the church he started in a neighboring city are originally from Paraguay. Naturally, they have a burden for their people that speak an indigenous language called Guaraní in addition to Spanish. Pastor Esteban is in Paraguay until the end of the year preaching the Gospel and helping a group of believers. His son, Javier, also a recent graduate of the Bible College, is filling in for him during his extended mission trip. Please pray for Pastor Esteban, the work in Paraguay, Javier, and Light Baptist Church.
Javier is now in a position of service in the ministry but he started in the Youth Group of Lighthouse Baptist Church. The church will be hosting a youth conference this month. The focus will be on purity. Argentina needs young people who are set apart for the Lord's service. Please pray especially for the youth and this special event this month.
After much research and prayer, we believe that the city of Columbus, OH will be the best location for our temporary Medical Furlough. The abundance of autism specialized schooling and therapy available there would give us the best opportunity to see rapid improvement in Joel's and Logan's development.
We have purchased our tickets for December 16th. The sooner we get a house to rent, the sooner we can enroll the boys in the right school and therapy services. Please pray that we can find very affordable housing in Columbus before we leave Argentina.
If you would like me to come to your church and report on the ministry in 2017, please contact me via email or phone (smiths2argentina at gmail.com or two seven zero -776-9111).
P.S. Amelia had a seizure and has had some tests done to be sure that it is not a larger problem. Also, our car is not working again. We intend to fix it up and sell it before leaving for the US then buy a different one after our furlough. Thank you for your prayers!
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.