Posted on April 16, 2021 by Matt Postiff

David and Patti West: It Has Begun!

Dear Praying Friends,

“He is risen!!!” These words ring out with joy in a troubled and weary world.  We thank God for the truth of these words. Jesus was fully God, fully man, He was sinless but He was crucified, and He rose again, for you, for me, for all.  What a joyous truth.

Our desire is to see others learn and grow in their knowledge of God and in their ability to share this good news with others. To this end, we are in Argentina ministering for the Lord.

Later, we will send a more informative update, but for now, this brief one will do.  Thank you for praying for the start of the Bible Institute classes! Our 2021 school year began on March 22nd with ten students.  All of our classes are being done by distance-learning this semester. Because of this, many who would not normally be able to attend classes due to distance, have been able to participate.  There are four classes in progress this semester.  Three one-hour classes (one hour weekly) are being taught by two pastors and one missionary. Methods of Bible Study, Spiritual Life and Biblical Hebrew I are being taught live on ZOOM.  Dave’s four-hour class, Panorama of the Old Testament I, is being pre-recorded and uploaded to the internet where it is available with a private link.

With the advent of the distance-learning, Dave has had to learn to record, edit and upload, as well as prepare in advance for his classes.  We have had a few bumps along the way, but that allows for learning and improving.  There has also been much development along the administrative lines.  We are taking lots of notes and hope that helps the preparation for the next semester to go more smoothly.

Thank you for your prayers for us.  Without you, we would be ill-equipped for the work that God has given us.  He prepares and equips, but the prayers of each of you help to strengthen and sustain us also.  Please stay tuned for a future more-in-depth update.

Serving with you in Argentina,
Dave, Patti & Michael West