Tuesday, October 11, 2011

In the Field, Again!

One of the benefits of being “in the field” is being away from home. Duh!

Being away from home means seeing things in a different light, seeing people you don’t normally see, and simply adding to your list of experiences to share… not necessarily when you get “back home”, but even while still “in the field.”

Last night we went out for ice cream and I posted a picture of Sandy and Rosy, Luis Rodriguez’ wife, enjoying some “late night” (10:30 pm) ice cream here in Argentina. Interestingly enough, I received comments from the US, Paraguay and Honduras. As if that wasn’t enough, the comments from the US and Honduras asked me to send greetings to a friend of theirs here in Argentina, Luis’ pastor!

As big as our world is, once you start traveling to meet with other Christian brothers and sisters, you realize how many connections we have and how far our relationships stretch. No wonder the New Testament is so full of commands that we fellowship with each other… the benefits far exceed anything we could ever imagine. What an amazing God we serve, amen?

I will include some pictures of what we are doing here, but they only show part of the story. They cannot show the interactions we have had talking, teaching and learning with our brothers and sisters here.

Bill helped teach a class on Doctrine using the excellent material TPI uses from the Bible Training Center for Pastors (BTCP), spoke at a local church, and is preparing to speak at graduations this weekend.

Sandy spoke to a group of ladies last night from three churches and

had a long lunch with two of the pastor’s wives here in Santiago del Estero.

And we are just 1 week into our 2-week trip!

We are so thankful to God that we have the time to minister like this, and to our supporters that assist us in prayer and finances.