Outreach to the Youth on Saturday
Marcelo had mentioned to me that in addition to the Bible school that we are having for the younger kids on Wednesday before the preaching, he wanted to try having an outreach to the older youth in his barrio (neighborhood). We have been having a special time on Saturday night with snacks, games, singing and a Bible study. While teaching the Bible study, I can tell that some of these kids are listening intently and processing the information. Much of what these kids have seen and experienced in their home lives cannot be put into words. Please pray!
Next Saturday we are planning on having a time in the afternoon to take a soccer ball down to one of the plazas close to his house and talk to the kids about the Lord. Please pray for not only salvation of those hearing but for wisdom and safety as there is no police presence in this area that is very troubled. His neighborhood is referred to as “tierra de nadie” or “no man’s land” You that regularly pray for us and for the people of Argentina have our thanks with words that also cannot be expressed!
Homelessness is also on the Rise
In the last few months we have seen much more open homelessness and street vendors than normal.
Homelessness. Shacks being set up by the homeless is not anything new, however the number has increased as well as the places where they are setting up a place to stay. There are several “villas”, small mini villages of houses made of cardboard and crates. If you were traveling through different parts of the city, you had to know where these were for personal safety. As we see the homelessness and desparation increase, robberies and other crimes have also increased. There have been an increase of robberies in the neighborhood where we live as well.
Street vendors. In past months it was very common to see several street vendors in the center. Now due to the increase in the number of street vendors there is much more activity in smaller neighborhoods. Please pray that people will not only come to know the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ, but will repent of their sins and completely trust Jesus for salvation.
“Wow, can I have one too!”
This is what one of the butchers asked me as I had given his friend one of our flyers. The full color flyers that we had printed have been a great success! We have already handed out many of these not only in our neigborhood but in the center as well. Several business owners that are on our podcast Whatsapp list have made room for a stack of our flyers in their stores. One of them had moved one of their own to another spot and had said that the one that we had was more important and needed a more visible spot. Please pray for two butcher shops in the neighborhood, as I had an opportunity to share the gospel in both places. There is a great need but also a great distrust of any organized religion. Pray that teaching gently with patience and love will win the hearts of the ones that so badly need to understand God’s great plan of salvation 2 Timothy 2:22-26
Please pray for us as we have an appointment with immigrations on the first week of April.
We celebrated 2 birthdays in March.
Elijah’s Birthday was the 19th and Hannah’s on the 26th.
It was a blessing to be able to invite some friends to our home for both parties.
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