Sunday, November 22

A visit to a soccer stadium

Yesterday it was a different day. Although Andre was in hospital, I went with Nicole to an Argentine soccer field (so we would not miss the tickets purchased almost a month before). But we didn't go to watch a soccer game. It was for a celebration (so they called it - I would call that a concert :-)) with the Hillsong United - the Australian Christian band.

We also had the brand new experience of riding a train in Argentina. We joined the group from the Moreno Church and went to the concert. We came back in the last train, which we though would never arrive, and we only got home almost a 3:00am. But this was a very special time for Nicole.

We heard a powerful short message, preached by the senior pastor of the Hillsong church: "The end of a season in one's life, is not THE END, but the opportunity to start something new."

Monday, November 2

A big pic-nic

We had just arrived from our home assignment time and we got word of a big event coming up for the Argentina Central District: the San Antonio de Areco pic-nic.

This is an annual event that gathers the churches from the Argentina Central District for a day of fellowship, sharing, amusement and evangelism.

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In spite of a night forecasting a wet day, the day started with a wonderful sunshine. From different parts of the district, buses and private cars began to arrive. Of course, the indispensable asado (barbecue) and choripan (sausage in bread) did not miss the event. As for us, in the good Portuguese way, we took some sandwiches and chips...

After many games, including a soccer tournament, of which our local church in Altos de Pilar came out as champion, we had a great celebration service with the presentation of the gospel. Many people received the Lord as their savior in this day and are now being followed by their local churches.

See pictures here.