GMSA missionaries traveled overland and by air, from far and near, for the January 1-7 conference in Paysandú, Uruguay. At this writing some are still braving the Southern Cone highways and airports to make it back to their places of ministry.
“Thank you” hardly seems sufficient to express our gratitude to Dr. James Tillotson, President of Faith Baptist Bible College and Theological Seminary, for graciously accepting the invitation to speak eleven times to the GMSA team. As the delivered Word meddled in our spiritual lives, marriages and ministries in very down-to-earth ways, at times the chapel was filled with laughter and at times the solemn silence of personal conviction.
A very significant part of our conference involves ministering to the “MKs” (missionary kids). GMSA missionaries, David and Patti West (appointees to Argentina) and adult “MKs,” Danny and Kristi Gibbons (brother and sister) invested hours each day in the spiritual lives of our children and youth through Bible teaching, competitions and just “hanging out and having fun.” Thank you, Dave, Patti, Danny & Kristi!
Laughter often prevailed as missionaries gathered for food and fellowship. Times of testimony and prayer brought encouragement to burdened hearts.
Though sometimes it is difficult to make the time, trip and investment, conference is a much-needed highlight of our year as a mission family!