“In the month of March Emily and I were invited to the city of Chiclayo“
Shawn Bateman, Misionary to Argentina
In the month of March Emily and I were invited to the city of Chiclayo, Perú to speak in a Family Conference. The conference was very well-attended.
It was also the church’s 42nd anniversary, and in the Sunday morning service they had an attendance of over 170. We had purchased several books on the family, raising children, and managing finances and had a drawing for a book each night. Emily taught a lesson in the young ladies’ Sunday school class, and I had the opportunity to speak seven times.
The brethren there were so hospitable; each meal during our visit was provided by different families in the church. We had sweet fellowship with them and heard many wonderful testimonies of salvation, and how God is using the people there.
Preaching in Spanish, however, is not easy. It takes me longer to prepare the messages because I have to think of how to say things, and look over my message with someone to make sure it is grammatically correct. With that said, thank you so much for praying for us during our language-learning process. Don’t stop; we have much to learn yet!
Thanks also for the Bibles! A few churches sent money to help us purchase Bibles. We bought several hundred of them, and are currently passing them out to people without Bibles that we meet while visiting and witnessing. We have also given Bibles to five different churches to give to their visitors. These churches and pastors sometimes lack resources because they are saving money to buy property, to buy seats and furnishings for the church, or they are trying to build a new church building. Each pastor was very appreciative of the Bibles we were able to give to them. Thanks for having a part in that! Each pastor was very appreciative of the Bibles we were able to give to them. Thanks for having a part in that!
- Pray for our upcoming trip to the cities of Santa Fe and Rosario in Argentina.
- We are considering moving to one of those cities and starting our own ministry there.
- Pray as we go out and witness that God will use us to bring many people to Him!