You may have heard on the news that La Plata, the capital of the province of Buenos Aires was flooded in the beginning of this month. Many people died and many more lost their homes and all their belongings. There was also a fire in the nearby YPF refinery. Several people in our church including myself have felt a real burden for the people there, so we had a team travel to an AG church there to take food and other supplies and help in its distribution. This was also taken as a great opportunity to evangelize the area. The pastor of that church, Sergio Morales, is one of the many people who came to know Christ as a result of my great grandfather Fred Clements' ministry in Henderson. It was a real blessing to get to know our brothers and sisters in the Lord there and work with them.
|Centro Cristiano Manantial de Vida, the AG church in La Plata that we helped out|
|Arriving in La Plata at the train station|
|The food we took|
In the past several months, my 3 most advanced students have had to discontinue indefinitely their participation in the church band and also much of their practice at home. Stefanía has returned to Paraguay with her family for a while. They felt it was necessary so they could win their relatives for Jesus there, even though all of them prefer living in Buenos Aires and being a part of our church here rather than living in their small hometown in Paraguay. Pray that they do win their relatives and neighbors there for Christ and that they can return here next year. However, also Joaquín and recently Débora have had to stop mainly due to their university and high school education. Joaquín is also having problems with his neighbors who complain about the noise even during the day. I've been depending on these 3 to help me motivate the younger, less-experienced students of mine. Please pray that God will provide a better environment for Joaquín and his brother to live in and that He will show all my students the way to balance the hard work in music ministry with the rest of their lives in order to be prosperous and amazingly successful in everything they set out to accomplish, primarily His calling on their lives.