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Just add water . . .
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Green Hills of California

Just add water . . . 


Dear Praying Partners,

 

When I was a young believer living in California, I remember making a remarkable discovery. When one drives through the desert the only place you see life is where you find some water. The desert can seem like a dead and infertile land, but just add water and you will find life, even abundant life. The same is true when comparing summer and winter in California. The dry summers help to bring about those classic golden (read brown) California hills. But wait until winter and the seasonal rains will make those same hills turn as green as an Irish postcard. Just add water. The Spirit of God works much the same way. In His absence there is no life, no spiritual life in a human being. The life of a person without Christ  is dull and without any meaningful, eternal fruit. But through faith in Christ, the Spirit of God comes in to abide as a life-giving presence and the believer’s life takes on an entirely new aspect.

             
        “If anyone thirsts, let him come to Me and drink. He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, ‘out of his heart will flow rivers of living water.’ But this He spoke concerning the Spirit . . . .” (John 7:37b-39a)

 

Our job as believers is to spread the message of the Gospel so that people might receive forgiveness and new life from God. Our job as missionaries to Argentina is to help train young Argentines to take leadership roles in the Gospel ministry in South America and beyond.

Your Fellowservants,

Dave & Patti West

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Paul makes many references to his need of prayer in his epistles. The prayers of the saints became the human means of achieving God’s ends in Paul’s ministry (see especially Rom 15:30-32). It is our hope and expectation that our progress in deputation, our preparation for the field of Argentina and the fruit of our future labor will be accomplished through the diligent prayer of our ministry partners. Please continue to keep us before the Lord as we finish out our West Coast ministry and head back to Iowa and then Minnesota for a missions conference. Pray that others would see the need to train future pastors and church planters in Argentina and be stirred to partner with us to accomplish these goals. Pray for our safety over hundreds of travel miles. Pray that we might see others moved to go into the ministry themselves. May the Lord be glorified through these efforts.
Upcoming Meetings:
April:
10 -      First Baptist Community
                   Church of Los Gatos,
                   Monte Sereno, CA
17 -      Edgewood Bible,
                   Edgewood, WA
24-27 - Prior Lake Baptist,
                    Prior Lake, MN

May:
 1 -   Possible pulpit supply in IA
 8 -   Possible pulpit supply in IA
29 -  Berea Baptist,
               Palm Harbor, FL
               (pulpit supply)
Green hills of California
Personal Correspondence:
West Family
PO Box 456
Ankeny, IA 50021
515-965-9047
dpwest@gmsa.org
Our Mission Agency's Address:
Gospel Mission of South America
1401 SW 21st Ave.
Fort Lauderdale, FL  33312
954-587-2975
gmsa.org
Sending Church's Address:
Wild Rose Baptist Church
1013 Main Street
Wild Rose, WI 54984
920-622-4184
wildrosebc.com
Pastor Jack Kaetterhenry
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