August 2020 Missions Letter

A Continued Quarantine and a Stronger Ministry

The quarantine continues and so does the ministry. God is at work and we are so blessed to see it! At the end of June the president of Argentina announced a stricter quarantine for Buenos Aires, where we live. We had permission to go to the church to pray with individuals, but not to have any sort of service. Unfortunately, we lost our permission at the beginning of July, but a few weeks later, the governor started a less strict phase of the quarantine, so hopefully we will be able to do more soon! The Wednesday prayer time at the church had to stop, but this has not stop God from working. I share with you two stories. 

A young lady in our church has been growing by leaps and bounds. She is reading through the Bible for the first time. In July she let us know that she was able to witness to her uncle for the first time. We have taught something we call “the hand”, which include 5 Bible verses that teach  how to be saved. She was so excited to be able to share her faith!

Matías and Brian are training for the ministry. Despite the quarantine they are studying and preaching in some capacity three times per week. It is a joy to see the growth these two young men are experiencing. God is at work, even during this quarantine. We don’t know when this will end, but either way we believe God will continue to bless all that is going on. 

Serving Together,

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

Quick Update: A New Online Service

We are still in quarantine, but it we are in a more flexible phase. We are still not able to meet yet as a church, but hopefully in the coming months that will change. Our church currently has 3 virtual services and an interactive youth service each week. Last Sunday we had our first “church-wide” virtual interactive service! It was great to see everyone and share Bible verses, prayer requests, and praises. Brother Jason King, our partner in ministry, was able to share a message to challenge and encourage the church. It was a wonderful service that we plan on having again in the near future!

Please pray for us as we continue to serve Jesus in this quarantine. We are seeing God work!

Quick Update: God at Work

The President of Argentina announced yesterday that those around Buenos Aires will be entering a more flexible phase of the quarantine. This will eventually allow us to start our Wednesday afternoon prayer gatherings with some of the youth! Argentina is a big country and some areas of the country have more freedom from the quarantine than others. We are in the most populous area of the country, and because of that, the quarantine has been more severe. The great news is that it looks like we are starting the process of going back to “normal” (which will be a long process). Obviously all of this can change, but we are very thankful for this next step.

Although we are in quarantine, we are still able to serve, help those in the church grow spiritually, continue to train young men for the ministry, and preach the Bible. Each week we have 3 virtual online services, 2 Bible College classes (for the two young men training), our youth meeting, and very soon we will start back our Wednesday afternoon prayer gathering.

Pray for each of these opportunities, that God is glorified and that the church continues to grow.

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.