Pictured above: David and Patti West, and their son Michael, commissioned for service in Argentina on February 25, 2018, at Wild Rose Baptist Church.
Dear Praying Partners,
It is a good thing to give thanks unto the Lord, and to sing praises unto thy name, O Most High: To shew forth thy lovingkindness in the morning, and thy faithfulness every night, (Psalm 90:1, 2)
What a blessing you are to us. As we sit here at the mission house in Fort Lauderdale, I am looking at our luggage all stuffed, weighed and tagged. I think of all that we have had to do these past couple of days to work off our to-do list; a very long to-do list. I am thinking also of all the provision that the Lord has sent our way to make all of this manageable. And that makes us think of you. The Lord has used you to bring us to this day. Your prayers, your encouragement, your support have sustained us and enabled us to take this final step before leave for Argentina. How we thank the Lord for you.
Tuesday we headed to the airport, but some red tape prevented us from leaving for South America. So, we will try again Wednesday. Then Thursday morning, Lord willing, we will land in Buenos Aires and be off to Chivilcoy via the Morrell-mobile (one of our fellow missionaries in Chivilcoy). So, our next report will be the tale of our travels and our first few weeks on the field. I can’t tell you how excited we are to begin that for which we have shared with the churches these past several years. What a wonderful thing the Lord has done. Thank you for your part, your “stake” in this ministry.
Praises: All of our funding for outfit and passage has been provided. Our van was quickly sold here in Florida. The USA side of our documentation has worked out properly. We are in good health and ready to go.
Prayer: For our grown children that we have to say good-bye to, that they would live for the Lord. That the Lord would oversee our transition to life in Argentina; language, culture, paperwork, etc. That all of our luggage would meet us in Buenos Aires!
The Lord Richly Bless You,
Dave, Patti and Michael West
2 Timothy 2:2