January – March 2010
The beginning of 2010 has brought many blessings. Since January and February are summer months, we have been busy with camps and church activities. About every week was busy with the men’s retreat, women’s retreat, youth camp and kid’s camp. Praise the Lord that some salvation decisions as well as decisions for the Lord’s service was made throughout these activities.
Our theme this year in the Lighthouse Baptist Church is that all may KNOW and GROW in Christ. Through weekly visitation, daily radio broadcast, web page, church ministries and more, it is our desire that many, many people in Argentina can come to know our Saviour. To complete the task of the Great Commission, we desire that all those that know Christ can grow in Christ. The Bible Institute, discipleship course, ministries and many activities are to help Christians grow and go reach more people for our Lord. God has given us a great start and we are excited to see what the Lord has planned for 2010.
As you may remember, we began a new work on the south side of the city. We ask that you pray for this new work and for Hernan, the Bible Institute student that the Lord is using to be in charge of this work. His desire is that soon this will turn into a church and he will be able to be the pastor. He is beginning his 2nd year of studies and the Lord is using him and his family to bring many to the Saviour.
March is always a busy month since schools start and the city goes back to normal. Not only will the Bible Institute start back up, but on the 22nd of March we will begin a ministry we have not done in years, teaching English classes. When we arrived to the country 6 years ago, we held English classes and still have faithful people from this ministry. We desire to begin again to use it as an Evangelistic tool and see many people saved for our Lord!
Along with blessings sometimes come battles. During the month of January our church was robbed and the sound system was taken. Two weeks later, I was in the office with the assistant pastor and another man and the police came rushing onto the church property with guns held out and grabbed a young man that had sneaked onto the church property. Thank the Lord a neighbor had called the police and they came to get him. Praise the Lord that our God watches over His children!
Our family is doing well and Mindy is doing great with the pregnancy. Our 4th daughter will be born in April and we ask you to help us pray in this last part of her pregnancy.
Thank you kindly for your prayers and support and we would love to invite you, your pastor or youth group to come and visit us. Not only will you see where your prayers and mission support goes, but we believe that you will be encouraged in the Lord and return to your church with desire to see many people saved.
Here to Serve,
Jeff and Mindy Bush and family