Friday, October 17, 2014

argentina time.

 Finally getting time to sit down at my computer and blog! So much has happened the last couple weeks and I'm finally at a place to sit and breathe for a while! This is where I am going to be living the next 8 months! Rosario, Argentina!

This is a picture from the top of a huge monument in the down town area. I think the plan is to live pretty close to this part of town as there are a lot of chances to talk to people in the shopping streets down here. Everything is walking distance.. like.. 20 blocks tops.. ish. Haha!

My lifestyle has definitely been altered! As expected of course, just in ways unexpected! I went from eating healthy, sleeping 10-7. Running daily. To 6 hours of sleep. Lots of meat and fried food. Lots. Of. Meat. Like... Huge steaks every day unless you make a point not to haha! But they're good!

Argentina has a rest time during the day, like 3-6 or something. Then they open back up their stores and stay up till 2. Dinner is at like 9 pm with ice cream afterwards most days haha! Wow. Meat and icecream! Todos las dias! But the icecream is also homemade so, can't complain!

(Pastor Stan is the guy on the far left, 
Pastor Drew is from Tennessee and led a lot of our devotional time. 
Karen is sitting on the couch in the green.)

We were in the capital for a day, spent a couple days in Uruguay sharing the gospel with people and having morning and evening sessions/sermons. These two weeks are set up like a conference so we have a lot of preaching and then a couple times a day we have been going out and talking to people.

I went out with a couple Spanish speakers yesterday and actually got to help lead a gal about my age to Christ! We started to pray with ehr and I was like... "Uhhh, this is really happening!?" Praise the Lord no? It's just confirmation that God is going to use us here! He's going to use me here! Crazy cool!

The next morning Staci and I were sitting outside of the place we were staying and this lady and her daughter were like "Are you Christians!?!" She said that she thinks God brought her to us and wanted to go get lunch sometime! It was exciting and encouraging for sure.

The rest of the team went on to Chile and then back to Peru. So Staci, Karen (Pastor Stan's wife), and I are now in a hotel and have a chance to explore the city and catch up on sleep. I have a cold right now so it's appreciated. The Rosario team right now is Staci, Stan, Karen, myself and a gal named Mikaylah. She was in Peru with Stan and Karen last year and is a bundle of fun! We will be joined by 1 or 2 guys from Ecuador and Peru in January!

We still don't have a place to live yet. Hopefully that will work itself out at the beginning of next week. We have passed several apartment buildings that say they have places for rent, so we will just have to search around and find the one God has for us!

(This is a street of one of the big shopping streets 
in the capital of Buenos Aires. 
The colors were SO cool!)

Thanks for reading! And for all your prayers!


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