We are starting a church in Argentina. There is much to do in starting the church. Faith Baptist Church really doesn’t exist yet, but it will, and it will very soon! At this time we are looking for a place to hold services. That means we are looking for a building to rent. The area we will be starting the church in is over an hour away from our home and we do not know anyone in the area yet. That means I go along with some Argentine friends and we go from real estate office to real estate office explaining what we are looking for. We have spent days in the area looking for somewhere. We have asked God to guide us. What exactly are we looking for?
- We are looking for a building we can rent. We obviously want it to be cheap.
- We want the building to be in a residential area.
- We don’t need a huge building, but we do need a room that would be large enough to hold services in (this is challenging). The homes here are made of concrete, which makes tearing down walls difficult.
All of these factors make finding a building a little more difficult. It means we have to think “outside of the box”. We have already seen many different houses, salons, and the like. As for now, there is one building we are seriously considering! We will take the remainder of this week to continue looking at places to hold services and we should be making a decision soon.
The amazing thing is that the cities we are looking in are all cities that are wide open! We don’t know of any churches that are preaching the Gospel in these cities. They are on the Southern border of Buenos Aires and are full of people! My mind goes to Matthew 9:37-38, when Jesus told His disciples “The harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few; Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth labourers into his harvest.” Also in John 4:35, “Say not ye, There are yet four months, and then cometh harvest? behold, I say unto you, Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields; for they are white already to harvest.“
This is just the beginning. There is much more to do from preparing the building, inviting people to the church, to witnessing to the community, baptizing new believers, discipling, and training men! What do we do from there? That is for another post! Check back for updates and continue to pray for us.