That time has arrived again, and admittedly a little behind schedule this month, but I have finally found the time to sit and write my monthly update!
God has been doing amazing things in my life this past month since finishing Niko, and I have seen many doors opened into possibilities I once never thought possible.
I had the privilege of spending many days translating in the DTS as well as almost every Friday night church service at our base. This really helps me to improve in my Spanish and keeps me on my toes. But the real treat came this past week when I was able to translate for two couples visiting Argentina from Alaska. This was a great blessing to me as their ministry involves waking churches up to the glory of God and infusing them with His presence. I had the opportunity to travel with them to Posadas in the province of Misiones where we stayed for two days and it was such a delight to see how much God had planned their trip there (the church we visited was starting their "45 days of Glory" and a number of prophetic words were fulfilled) and it was also very nice to know another part of Argentina. Misiones is very green, very beautiful, and full of a hunger for God that Corrientes does not have, and so being there with Pastor Steve and his team was wonderfully rewarding. They have also offered me to translate at an upcoming conference in January that will be hosted in their local church.
I have now started to work with the Art ministry at the base, a real result of answered prayer. I am now collaborating with them to work in the upcoming events we plan with dance, theatre and art in the plazas downtown. As well, I am starting to travel to art seminars in local churches, such as one in two weeks where I will be preaching and teaching two classes to the youth, and so that gets me involved right in the middle of things. Next year, when I return from my visit to Canada, I will be working full-time with the art ministry in the base. And I am still praying about where to do the performing arts school, either here or in Brazil, next year.
Apart from all of this, I continue with my English classes for the children at the base. They are moving on from easier things, such as colours, letters and numbers, to learning how to have basic conversations with each other. It is very exciting to see how easily some of them grasp the concepts and the language! And of course I continue with normal duties in the office and promoting our base to receive teams in their outreach phases of the DTS or from churches.
For those that do not know, I will be returning to Calgary on December 21st, just in time for Christmas. Stay posted for a special newsletter that I will send out in the beginning of December explaining the details of my trip.
Well, that’s it for now, I head off Saturday night to renew my visa once again, this time to a city called Paso de Los Libres that is on the border with Brazil. I hope that you are all very blessed in everything and that you know that I love you and send my prayers and a big warm Corrientes hug!