Month: October Year: 2009
You who are letting miserable misunderstandings run on from year to year, meaning to clear them up some day; you who are keeping wretched quarrels alive because you cannot quite make up your minds that now is the day to sacrifice your pride and kill them; you who are letting your neighbor starve- until you hear that he is dying of starvation; or letting your friend’s heart ache for a word of appreciation or sympathy, which you mean to give him some day; if you could only know and see and feel all of a sudden that time is short, how it would break the spell!  How you would go instantly and do the thing which you might never have another chance to do!   Phillips Brooks

 Dearest friends,
            We’re having such challenging days!
The end of August we had the visit of a well known Argentine preacher, now famous in all America, Alberto Mottessi, who preaches to presidents, leadership and multitudes over the world (based in California today). When Humberto and I went to his dissertation at the Sheraton Hotel, where he spoke to about 100 businesspeople, I enjoyed meeting his wife, Noemí (photo) who remembered Dad so well in the beginning of their ministry. She recalled that Dad came with his evangelistic team, the whole works! to a small congregation where she belonged, and that that had impressed her. She also remembered Dad’s chalk paintings and the first years at the Lake Valley Conference Center. So… it was a pleasure to share such wonderful memories! She is active with her husband, and also Director of Family Programs that are reaching many.
Then, of course, as I wrote last time, we had the visit of the Provincial Symphonic Band to our congregation, a wonderful time to share the music with neighbors and people from the congregation. The program included the following, among others: Jesus, Joy of all Men (by J.S. Bach), music with a wonderful testimony of our Lord, Porgy and Bess, and even some tango! Humberto is with the director, a Brazilian Christian, who is living in Córdoba today, ending the night with prayer. The 67 musicians filled a large part of the stage with their instruments!


Then a large Congress was held across our church at the stadium Orfeo, with a well known Latin speaker called César Castellanos (from Colombia) with 8,500 people. In the next photo you can see our church full with pastors and leaders for a talk he held. We served lunch during the Congress for over 1,000 people each day for 3 days with a crew of 25 from our church! It was a giant fast food restaurant during those hours!
At the same Congress, the governor, his wife and 2 of his ministers were present, and pastor Castellanos led the governor in a prayer of salvation in front of 8,500 people, and then everybody raised their hands in prayer and blessing for the government, an amazing impact! We believe it will change the spiritual climate of our rich and complicated province! Humberto and I were so moved during that moment!
There is a lot more, but I will leave it for our next newsletter, which will probably be arriving early December!
Be blessed!                  


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