I have been on deputation (the process of raising funds for the mission field) for a year and two months. In this 14 months, we have seen God bless tremendously! We will be leaving at the end of March 2016 for the mission field. God is raising our support. We have been to wonderful churches who desire to see the Gospel of Jesus proclaimed to all nations! We have travelled thousands of miles through sunshine, rain, and snow. We only have a few open services between now and our departure. I don’t know how else to say it, God has been good to us!
So during our 14 months of deputation, what has transpired in Argentina? According to CIA Factbook (click for link), in 2014 there were 314,077 people that died! When you take that number and reduce it down, it brings us to an average of 35 people each hour who died in Argentina. Every hour on the road, every church service we are in, every hour of sleep in mission houses, hotels, and homes of church members, every hour means another 35 people have passed from Argentina to eternity! 35 more people are now either in the presence of Jesus or in Hell. This is incredible considering that 9% of the population profess faith in Jesus (Their belief is in the Lord Jesus Christ as the sole source of salvation through faith in Him, as validated by His crucifixion and resurrection). 91% of the people in Argentina are lost! When we take that information along with the death rate, we see that of the 35 people that die each hour, over 31 of them go to Hell!
Our deputation is going great, meanwhile in Argentina people are dying and going to Hell. We need to be in Argentina! Please pray for us, those missionaries and believers that are already in Argentina, and other missionaries who are on deputation that we will give every soul in Argentina the message of the Gospel of Jesus!
Not every soul will believe, but every soul should hear a clear presentation of the Gospel of Jesus and have the opportunity to believe on Jesus before they die.