About to Fly Back to Argentina!
After our consulate visit this month, we received our passports back in the mail from the Argentine consulate with our new visas! We have all of our bags packed a week early and are ready to fly out on the 7th of June. Our Itinerary is very good as we will be flying out at 12:45 PM from DFW and will arrive in Cordoba the next day at 10:34 AM. We will have two connections one at JFK in New York and the second in Santiago de Chile. Please pray for us as we travel and pray for those that we will be talking to along the way about the Lord!
So Many Blessings!
An Opportunity to Share the Gospel
Part of our consulate appointment was our interview by the main official of the Argentine consulate. He wanted to hear my story of how I started learning Spanish and why we wanted to go to Argentina. I shared with him how I first committed to learn Spanish was because many years ago in 1994, I took a trip on a bus and sat next to a man that could not speak English and I didn’t know enough Spanish to share the Gospel with him well. Since then I poured my energy into learning Spanish and the Spanish Bible to be able to share the message of Salvation with any that I would meet later. I also shared with him how the Lord had called us to go to Argentina and share this message, baptize those who believed and to plant scriptural churches. We had a great conversation with him sharing our hearts and answering his questions.
Eyes as Big as Saucers!
Later in our interview I gave him and the lady that has been handling our case one of our flyers. I showed him where on our flyer he could find more information if he really wanted to know more about us and what we are working on in Argentina. Most people just quickly glance at one of our flyers and put it away, but he began to read the main points out loud on the first page! The first page of our flyer explains how someone could be saved. When he read the third line out loud, his eyes looked as big as saucers as he read how, because of our sin, we are separated from God and worthy of Hell! Please pray for him that we may have more conversations with him in the future!
Thoughts from Stacie
A Date to the Consulate in Houston
We had our consulate visit this month in Houston. They said we didn’t have to have the kids with us for our appointment so Scott and I decided to leave the kids with my parents for a few days and turn our consulate visit into a short getaway. The evening after our consulate appointment we enjoyed dinner and a classical concert together
A Want-to-Do List
This month I sat down with each of our kids and asked them if there were anything they wanted to do before we leave for Argentina. I explained that we might not be able to do it all but we could try. We took them to a rodeo and Bass Pro Shop. Scott took the boys axe throwing. We also visited with several friends. We even took the kids to the movies and watched Family Camp.
On Mothers’ Day we attended our sending church, Nevill’s Chapel, for the morning services. After the morning services we drove up to Idabel, Oklahoma and enjoyed being a part of their special May Missions focus. We also enjoyed getting to see my brother, Jason Clark’s family while we were there.
We celebrated Elisabeth’s 10th birthday on May 28th. We invited a lot of family over to help us celebrate with a party at the park. She had a wonderful time and really enjoyed being the center of attention. We enjoyed getting to see cousins and family that we hadn’t seen in a long time.
Over all we’ve had a lot of opportunities to say our goodbyes this month. We have all the visas and paperwork in order and are ready to fly out. It’s a bit surreal right now to think that we will be writing our next report in Argentina.
Thank you for praying!
We are packed up and ready to go with only our carry-on luggage left to organize. Please pray for our flights on June 7th, that all goes smoothly, and that we arrive safely with all our luggage.