Annual Youth Conference in a Pandemic
This month we have continued to see how the Lord is working even in the midst of a pandemic. Due to stricter lockdowns in South America, the churches in Chile still cannot hold meetings in person. But with much prayer and brainstorming, we have continued to see fruit from online ministry. For our annual youth congress, we teamed up with churches in the Peru ministry this year. Messages were streamed via Facebook and Youtube from the main speakers: David Gardner, Aaron Vance, Austin Gardner, and myself.
This year’s conference theme was “Enfocados” (focused) and each speaker for the evening messages and morning split sessions taught on focusing our walk and work for the Lord in specific ways. God blessed greatly! Over 700 individuals registered to participate. No doubt, this lockdown has opened a door for more engagement from people who would not be able to attend an in-person meeting. So, while we wait for the moment we are able to assemble together again, we are thanking the Lord for these unique opportunities to continue His work.
Ana is saved by God’s grace at Liberty Baptist!
Many people in Chile are not going to work or attending school. There are so many stories to tell about how God has used this time to draw people closer to Him. At Liberty Baptist Church (the church plant our family is currently working in), exciting things are happening in the teen’s group. All teen meetings are held on Zoom video chats. We are learning that it is often more likely for a teen to accept an invitation to attend one of the online meetings than it is for them to come in person. One special young lady in our church, Rocío, invited her cousin to a recent teen meeting. Julithza really enjoyed the meeting and is now being discipled by our daughter, Katie. All this is happening via Zoom as well because Katie is currently stateside with our family. Rocío also invited her friend, Ana, to a teen meeting. She later witnessed to her online, and Ana accepted Christ as Savior. Covid-19 has not slowed down the work of the Lord at Liberty Baptist Church! When we are able to meet again, we expect an even more full building.
God is providing
God has used our faithful supporters to give $23,000 towards land for Liberty Baptist! We need $100,000 for this project. Would you consider giving to this young church plant’s building fund? All gifts can be sent to:
Vision BaptistMissions, PO Box 442, Alpharetta, GA 30009. Memo: Liberty Land Chile.