“In September we celebrated Ian’s and Caroline’s birthdays. “
Shawn Bateman, Misionary to Argentina
October , 2017
Letter, October 2017
We are so thankful for them, and ask that you pray for them and all our children that they would grow in grace, and in the knowledge of God.
For our Sunday School we had a “Friend Day” in September and we had a record attendance of 89, including 9 new visitors. The Sunday School has continued to grow and we had an average attendance of 74 in the month of September. We also have 2,000 invitations for the Sunday School that we will be giving out in the following weeks. Pray that we might see results from this effort. With language school completed, I am still working on my Spanish. I am reading, speaking with people, and writing articles and messages, all in Spanish. Pray as we continue to grow in the language. One of the first steps in ministering in a different culture is speaking the language.
“Adolescent’s Class on Friend Day”
“Young Couples’s Class on Friend Day”
Living in South America for over a year now, I’ve had the opportunity to visit several cities and towns. One thing I have noticed is that Jehovah’s Witnesses and Mormons are everywhere. The other day I was studying about a city in Argentina that has two Baptist churches in it. The city is surrounded by smaller towns, none of which have any Baptist churches ministering in them. Yet the JW’s and Mormons are there in those smaller towns, and they have a very strong presence in the city. According to their website the Mormons have 792 congregations in Argentina.