July 2020 Missions Letter

Meeting in Different Ways

Last month was another full month of quarantine. One of the highlights was that we had the opportunity to visit the members and regular attenders of the church at their homes. It was a blessing to each of them and to us! We encouraged each family and prayed with them, expressing our love for them. 

The quarantine continues in Argentina. The epicenter of COVID-19 in Argentina is Buenos Aires, where we live and serve. Because of this we are very limited to what we can do. We are trying to be creative with the opportunities we have. We host our weekly services online, our weekly Friday youth meeting via Zoom, and weekly prayer and counsel meeting at the church for two hours on Wednesdays. We also publish a daily devotion with the members of the church. The two young men who are training are involved in each service. This is not at all what we planned for this year, but God is using it to continue to grow these two men and we are grateful. 

We are not sure of when the quarantine will end, but it does not look like it will end in July. Please continue to pray for the ministry God has given us. We continue to press on!

Serving Together,

Patrick, Leslie, Lily, Piper, Ivy, and Isla Henry

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Prayer Requests

  • Pray for Faith Baptist church during the quarantine.
  • Pray for Brian and Matías as they continue training. 
  • Pray God uses our online services and other opportunities of ministry to bring fruit. 

Quick Update: 101 Days in Quarantine

Yesterday was our 100th day in quarantine. On Friday the President announced that the quarantine will be extended until July 17 and that the quarantine will be more strict. We are not sure, but from what we understand this will stop us from being able to have our prayer and encouragement time on Wednesday with some of the youth. Even so, we are pressing forward the best we can.

Pray for Matías.

Matías is one of the guys training for the ministry. He has really gone through some tough times these past few months. Last week his father was forced to leave the house because of some accusations made against him. Matías is trying to keep the family together. His father seems to be in some trouble. The great news is that Matías was able to lead him to Jesus! Of course this is a huge blessing, but if the accusations are proven true, his father will be in jail for a long time. He is denying the accusations, but no one really knows for sure. Matías is 25 years old and doing the best he can to lead his family as the “man” of the house. He is very discouraged. We ask that you pray for him and his family.

Quick Update: A Quarantine Anniversary

Today is a special day. It is day 92 in quarantine, but that is not what makes it so special. 16 years ago today I married the most amazing person I know. Outside of my salvation, marrying Leslie has been the greatest blessing and privilege I have ever had. 16 years and 4 children later, we are more in love than ever. It is a privilege to serve God with her. She is an example to our daughters as well as to the ladies in our church. Although we celebrate this anniversary in quarantine, we get to celebrate it together.

Tonight we will have our weekly youth meeting via Zoom. This Sunday is Father’s Day. We will have our special online service. On Wednesday I am able to meet with a few of the youth in the church. We are pushing forward as we are able to during these strange times. Thank you for praying for us.

June 2020 Missions Letter

Quarantined But Serving

May was spent in quarantine. We were not able to have any services in the church, but we continued with our online services. We also started our weekly Friday night youth night via Zoom. This is not at all what we anticipated for 2020, but it is where we are and we are making the most of it. Our online presence has increased and we are able to reach others who have never been to our church. We have gained faithful “viewers” who are growing in their faith! We also have been continuing with the Bible College. We meet virtually twice a week to go over various books we are reading. The two young men are also essential parts of each online service. 

We have been in quarantine since March 20, it has been extended every two weeks.  Some parts of Argentina have more freedom, but it is still strict in and around Buenos Aires (where 1/3 of the population of Argentina lives). Even so, we now have the opportunity to meet with people one on one, which we are using to be able to have discipleship. We hope the quarantine will be lifted in June and we can start meeting as a church.  

Serving Together,

Patrick, Leslie, Lily, Piper, Ivy, and Isla Henry 

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Prayer Requests

  • Pray for Matías and Brian as they continue studying, preparing, and serving in the church.
  • Pray for the members and regular attenders of Faith Baptist Church.
  • Pray for the discipleship meetings during the quarantine.