Hello Church! All is going well here in Cordoba, Argentina! Everyone that we have had the pleasure of talking to so far has been overjoyed to meet us and make us feel welcome. After traveling over 24 hours to get here, the team is in good spirits and taking in the new culture very well. Every single one of us are being stretched and challenged in new ways. As one team member put it, “Hanging out with these people and talking with them I feel has brought out a new side of me. Usually I’m pretty reserved, but now I feel more open and talkative.” A word that comes to mind when we think of what defines their community is acceptance. Not only do we feel welcome here at the church in Cordoba, we feel like part of the family.
God has already done some amazing things through us in our time here. Apart from meeting new friends and working through the language barrier with many laughs, the Holy Spirit has used the openness and humility of the team to create some great conversations with youth about their friends, hobbies and families. After the high school service on Saturday night, Sasha Rasmussen told us he had a great conversation with a girl who never opens up or responds to anything said in the message. Our prayer is that God will continue to keep us focused on the people and the ministry in front of us, that we might be blessed to be a blessing.
Doing church with the people here is incredibly powerful. Last night, our team had the opportunity to witness ten individuals become members of the church, two of which were baptized that evening. We feel honored to be a part of God’s work here in Cordoba through Centro Crecer and hope you will pray along with us for the families and friends being transformed by the power of the gospel here in Argentina through their ministry.