Church Planters in Argentina May 2015
Bateman Family: Prayer Letter
May has been a great month for us. We picked up a good bit of support, and we had this year’s Vision Baptist Missions Orientation. One of the things that I love about Vision Baptist Missions is that they are constantly teaching and training their men. They are always pouring into our lives, trying to help us be successful. I thank God for VBM!
This month we have been in Tennessee, North and South Carolina, Georgia, and our first trip to Illinois and Indiana. This coming month will see us in several states including Florida, and Ohio. Our calendar is almost full for this year, with just a few openings left. I am currently booking the first quarter of next year, and it looks like we will be leaving for South America next May. There is a lot that needs to happen between now and then. We need to raise the remainder of our support and also fully fund our account for setup expenses. One thing that deputation has taught me is that God can do all these things. He is not worried about it; He is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that I can ask or think. Please pray that God would keep us safe and that God would burden more churches to partner with us in taking the Gospel to Argentina.
Setup Fund Update
We have brought in 50% of the money for our shipment cost. We need approximately $2900 more to cover this expense. Thanks to those who sent money in last month for this need. If you would like to give also, you may send it to P. O. Box 442, Alpharetta, GA 30009 and add in the memo box that it is for the Batemans’ setup fund. This will be added to our setup fund account at our mission board.
The City of Neuquén
The city of Neuquén has a population of 265,000. It is the capital city of the Province of
Neuquén. Right now there is one Baptist church there ministering to over a quarter of a million city residents. The province of Neuquén has a total population of 551,266, and there are only three churches in this whole province. Neuquén is seated in the Patagonia region of Argentina (the large grasslands to the south) and it is the largest city in this section of the country. A great work needs to be done here in this area of Argentina. Will you pray that God would send more laborers into this field service? Will you pray that God would use us in a mighty way in reaching this country with the Gospel? The harvest is great and the laborers are few!