Thank you for your prayers and support. God is blessing the ministry here and we are seeing his hand at work.
We had a special graduation ceremony for these students that finished their four year studies. Please join me in praying for God to use Mireyna, Jairo, David, Vicente, and Carlos in a mighty way as they continue to serve him. Pray that they will be a strong help to the four different churches that they represent and that they will be instrumental in starting new churches that Argentina so desperately needs.
It is a joy and privilege to have a part in training these and others to reach their country for Christ. What a blessing to think of how much fruit will abound to your account for helping us in this ministry! We are winding down the first semester and planning for the next in these cold, winter months in the Southern Hemisphere. Please keep praying for God to work in the lives of the current students so that they can finish strong and graduate like this group.
With the 5th highest inflation rate in the world, we ask you to pray for the country, and for us specifically. At the end of August, our rent looks to jump up by 40%. We need wisdom and God’s hand to deal with the rising costs.
Time flies by. Jennifer and I celebrated 12 years of marriage at the end of May. I am so thankful for my wife. I admire her for her great attitude and commitment to go forward despite the many hardships she faces. Today, we celebrate Joel’s 8th birthday! I can’t express to you how special that is to us, knowing that he was diagnosed with cancer at 18 months. Amelia will turn 6 at the end of this month and Logan will turn 5 next month. Pray for Logan as he is going through some tests and evaluations in the coming weeks.
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.