Thank you for praying for the Bible raffle in the park yesterday. God blessed.
Yesterday morning, we went as a team to the Barrio Norte church – this is the church that we are partnering with in Chacarita through the Villa Crespo building. I learned that the church has given the building a new name – Casa de Amistad, or House of Friendship. God blessed.
Yesterday morning, we went as a team to the Barrio Norte church – this is the church that we are partnering with in Chacarita through the Villa Crespo building. I learned that the church has given the building a new name – Casa de Amistad, or House of Friendship. The time with the church was a blessing. The preacher allowed me to speak, so I further encouraged the church towards evangelism and ensuring that they understand the gospel.
After church, Pastor Daniel and the associate Pastor Servando, invited us to lunch. We had a genuine Argentine experience! There were three courses – first bread and salad, then they served a plate of meat…there was sausage, black (blood) sausage, brain, tripe, intestines, organs, etc. It was a fun experience trying these new things. Brain is pretty good – really soft taste but the kidney was in my opinion very difficult to swallow. Then they served plates of meat. It was all very good.
After lunch we had to rush to the hotel, gather our things and head to the Plaza Los Andes in Chacarita. There we did the Bible raffle.
In the park, there were several hundred if not a couple thousand people. We set up at a table and started to make balloons. As soon as we did, we had a crowd. It was only after about 45 minutes that we ran out of balloons! 36 people signed up for the raffle, which was a good amount, and we drew a number for a winner after about an hour and a half.
After the raffle, I had to head towards the church as I was preaching in the evening service. Bill Stewart led the rest of the team to the hotel. The translators called the people who signed up for the raffle to ask them if we could bring them a consolation prize (a New Testament). The team then enjoyed pizza.
Church in Argentina on Sunday nights is late. It “starts” at 8:00, really 8:20 or so, and lasts until about 10 PM. Then there is about 30 minutes of chatting and fellowship. I finally made it back to the hotel at 11.
Today we are going to be following up with the appointments. Please pray for people to be home, to be willing to hear our faith stories, and have hearts open to the gospel.
Tonight, we are showing a Veggie Tales movie at the Casa de Amistad. Pray for people to come. After the movie we will have someone share their faith story. Pray for hearts open to the gospel.