Quick Update: Quarantined and Serving Jesus

Today is day 71 in quarantine. What was supposed to be 2 weeks has turned into much longer, and I don’t know when it will end. The latest extension is due to expire on June 07, but I fully expect it to be extended for another two weeks. The news is reporting that South America has become the epicenter for COVID-19. Although we are quarantined, we are still serving. We have 4 online services per week, one of which is a youth service. Two of the young men training for the ministry are involved in every service, preaching the Bible and sharing the need around the world. We have also added a fifth opportunity to have a “physical meeting”. Although we are not permitted to meet together, I am allowed to meet with those who need counsel and prayer. Because of this, on Wednesday afternoons, I am at the church meeting with some of the youth. We have a time to share what we are reading in the Bible, a time for personal counseling, a time where I share a few Bible verses to encourage them, and a time of prayer to close out the meeting. It is not a church service, and only the youth are invited as for now.

I don’t know when this will all end, but we are trusting God.  We are working in the ministry, trying creative ways to serve our brothers and sisters in the church, and reaching out to those in the community (via online services). Thank you for praying for us.

Quick Update: Quarantine and Closed Borders

I have many missionary friends in countries in North and South America, Europe, Africa, and Asia. I only know of two of them who are able to have services. While it seems that the United States is starting to open back up, we are still continuing in the quarantine. We are still not able to meet. All of our services are on online. Our classes for the Bible College are online as well. The quarantine has been extended four times, each times for two more weeks. As for now, it should end on May 24, but with the numbers of new cases increasing every day, there is a strong chance of it being extended again. Argentina has also stopped all flights, domestic and international until September 1st, hopefully that is not an indication of how long the quarantine will last.

Please pray for the ministry in Argentina, the men who have surrendered their lives to the ministry and are preparing, and the men who are on the cusp of surrendering. Please also pray for the King family and the Underwood family who are stuck in the United States.

May 2020 Missions Letter

Serving Jesus and Others in the Quarantine

April was one of the most unique months of ministry we have had since we arrived in Argentina. The quarantine in Argentina is law, enforced by the police and has been extended twice. We were forced to cancel all of our services, which included our Good Friday service, Easter service, our third anniversary, and our conference with Pastor Austin Gardner and missions director Jeffrey Bush. This obviously was supposed to be a huge month for us and it did not go the way we had hoped, but God still worked through it all. 

When the quarantine began, we immediately started offering our services online. We believe that The Lord is using these services. There are those who would never normally enter our church building, but who have watched one of our online services. Two of the young men who are training for the ministry are integral parts to each online service. While it is not a replacement for our church services, it is the best we can do. We plan to continue this “ministry” when the quarantine ends as a means to reach out to more people. While we don’t know how May is going to be, we will be using the opportunities we have to reach others for Jesus!

Serving Together,

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

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Prayer Requests

  • Pray for Matías and Brian as they continue working. 
  • Pray for the members and regular attenders of Faith Baptist Church.
  • Pray that God will use the month of May to establish our church after a long quarantine. 

The Share-A-Thon for the Center of World Evangelism

Tomorrow and Saturday (May 1-2), from 6am until midnight, The Center For World Evangelism will be hosting two full days of praising God for what He is doing around the world.

There will be singing, preaching, interviews, videos, and fun.

The event will be a Share-a-thon intent on raising money for land for the Our Generation Training Center and Vision Baptist Missions. I am honored and humbled to have a small part in this ministry. The goal of the Our Generation Training Center is to reach the world with the Gospel of Jesus in our generation. It is a place for biblical and practical training for missions. It is a unique place where believers are equipped to serve Jesus in a foreign context. The teachers are missionaries who have been on the field, started churches, and trained men in their mission fields. These teachers know how to serve on the mission field because they are doing it. They know the struggles, the victories, the temptations, the obstacles and how to overcome them because they have been there. They know what it is like to learn a language and to live in another culture. The Our Generation Training Center is where many young men are being trained and we want to open the door for many more to be trained. That is who we are and what we are trying to do.

Make plans to tune-in anytime Friday or Saturday, May 1-2, from 6am until midnight. It is going to be a great time! Click here to find out more.