With great joy I write this month’s letter concerning the ministry here. We pray for you daily. The monthly letter reminds me of how fortunate we are to have you involved in what He has called us to do. We are grateful for each one who wants to fulfill the Great Commission. We noticed on deputation that the happiest people were the ones involved in soul winning. One of my favorite sayings is, “A servant is happiest serving.” We were able to serve Him in many areas this month. Besides the normal work for Him, we traveled to Santiago del Estero to be part of the ordination of one of the graduates who has started a church. This is one of many we hope to help strengthen in the coming months as our language abilities increase.
One of my favorite memories this month is the salvation of a family under a shade tree. As we walked up, a brother and sister were talking and drinking mate (an herb tea), which is a national practice here—I like it myself. They both sweetly accepted the Lord Jesus for their salvation after showing them their works would never get them to Heaven. Before we left, the mother arrived and sat down. After seeing for herself that a person could know for sure that they could go to Heaven, she also sweetly received the Saviour! At the house next to theirs, Hector bowed his head and received only what Christ can give, the gift of God. I can’t help but think, Will their mansions in Heaven be side by side? Oh what a Saviour! Oh what a joy to serve Him! Oh what a joy it is to be in His work with you! This month 5 received Christ, and we were able to give 5 Bibles to these precious souls.
Our language studies are improving—keep praying. Susie’s sinuses are improving—keep praying. The church we are trying to plant in La Banda del Rio Sali has a few obstacles—keep praying. (Galatians 6:9)
Simeon and Susie Hudson