We are the Henry family. We have been serving Jesus as missionaries in Argentina since 2016. My wife Leslie and I have four beautiful daughters who serve the Lord alongside us. We are planting churches and training men to advance the Gospel in Argentina and around the world. It is not always easy, but God has been with us every step of our journey! He is so good to us! This blog is designed to take you on the journey with us. We have posts ranging from quick updates, to unique cultural norms and mores, to thoughts on world evangelism, to our monthly prayer letters. Our blog is updated often, be sure to check back and go on this journey with us!
Our Kid’s Festival, Kid’s Day, and a First-Time Preacher
We enjoyed a wonderful August with two special events! We had our annual Kid’s Festival on August 19. We had inflatables, games, face-painting, and even clowns! It was greatly attended with many people we met for the first time! The next day was Kid’s Day, in Argentina we celebrate Kid’s Day just like Father’s Day or Mother’s Day. It was exciting to see several of the children come to church for the first time because of the Kid’s Festival, and we also had a new family. Please pray for these children and this new family, that God will use us to continue to share the message of the Gospel with them. There was also another great event in August, Leandro is a young man in the Bible College, he is a faithful witness to those outside of the church and servant to those in the church! Last month, he preached the main message for the first time in a church service. The church was encouraged and so was Leandro! We are thankful for the young men who are training to reach others and plant churches.
We will begin an evangelistic campaign this month, and are praying that God will use us to lead others to Jesus. Please pray for our efforts as we share the Gospel with the lost, disciple new believers, and train men for the ministry.
Patrick, Leslie, Lily, Piper, Ivy, and Isla Henry
- Pray for the new children who are attending the church.
- Pray for the upcoming evangelistic campaign.
- Pray for the men training for the ministry.
Independence Day, A New Baby, and Our Upcoming Kid’s Day
We celebrated Argentina’s Independence Day on July 09, and we did it in style with an Old Fashion Sunday service! We had special music, old fashion dress, and a message from our special guest preacher! We also enjoyed a fellowship afterwards with all types old fashion foods! It was exciting to see the men dressed up as gauchos (Argentine cowboys) and the women dressed up as paisanas (women from the country). We are already starting to plan it for next year. We also had a baby born in the church, Diego and Xoana had Mateo just a few weeks ago, mom and baby are doing well! It is exciting to see this new couple living for God and we are praying for little Mateo, that he grows in this new Christian home!
This month we will be celebrating “Kid’s Day” (an actual day that is celebrated in Argentina). We will have a kid’s festival on Saturday and a special Sunday service for the kids on Sunday. Please be praying for these special events, they are great opportunities to preach the Gospel to many who do not normally attend church!
Patrick, Leslie, Lily, Piper, Ivy, and Isla Henry
• Pray for Kid’s Day and Kid’s Festival.
• Pray for the Bible College.
• Pray for Mateo, Xoana, and Diego.
• Pray for the seminary students as they continue their studies.
This weekend I am I preaching at the youth conference at Berea Baptist Church in Beriso, the first service was last night. We had three people ask for prayer about their salvation, although no one trusted in Christ as Savior, I do believe the Lord is working in hearts. It is an honor to be able to have a small part in the conference. The Lord is using Pastor Hernan and the church in their community. It is exciting to see how the church is growing and the young people who are involved in the ministry! Please pray for the conference, it will continue today and end tomorrow night.
Our first “Tradition Day” was an incredible success! We had a number of people who came dressed up as “gauchos” and “paisanas”. We had a group come in who sang special traditional Christian Music (almost like the Argentine version of “bluegrass”), and Pastor Hugo preached a stirring message. Afterwords, we enjoyed a special fellowship with traditional Argentine food! We were all grateful to share this time with brothers and sisters in the church.
We had our midweek service last night with four first time visitors. We preached the Gospel both in the service and one on one with them, and although no one was saved, they each told us that they would visit us again. We are praying for their salvation!
Although we have no special events this weekend, we are looking forward to serving the Lord, preaching His Word, and seeing how God uses the young men who will each take a part in the services. Thank you for praying for us.