Finishing up our summer ministry travels . . .
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Thank you for your prayer support this summer!

It is hard to believe that in less than two weeks we will be back in Texas ready to resume our formal language learning.  Less than two weeks.  Where has the time gone?

Upon arrival in Iowa after the first semester, we were busy with challenging changes.  They were not in our plans, but they were in God’s.  We were also able to see our doctors for regular appointments, and make new appointments.  We were also able to get together with our sons, including our oldest son who just got out of the Marine Corps.  Then, it was time to head out.

On our way to Florida for the month of June, we were able to see Patti’s folks at their new assisted living apartment.  We are thankful for the way the Lord has provided for them.  Mike accompanied us on this trip, and we were grateful for the time spent with him. In Florida, we presented our ministry in two churches that do not as yet support us, and we updated our two Florida supporting churches.  We were also able to help out at our mission office in Fort Lauderdale, and attend the AGM – Annual General Meeting – of GMSA.  During this time our Field Director, Tom Gibbons, was able to discuss our future.  We are excited.  The desire of the mission is that we get to the Argentina as soon as possible after we graduate from language school provided we have enough support.  A lag in that time could cause us to lose some of our language proficiency.

Returning from Florida, we were able to see our daughter and son-in-law, as well as finish taking care of personal items.  Five days after returning from Florida, Mike and Steve came along with us to Hawaii.  While we are here for deputation and ministry in five churches, they were here for one week of vacation.  Mike and Steve saved for a few months in order to purchase their tickets and fly with us to the “land of their birth.”  Having not been here for 12 years, it was a special time for the guys.  While here, we are presenting our ministry in five churches.  Most of them are churches with whom we have had a relationship, as we lived and ministered on Oahu for 8 ½ years.  We will be returning to the Mainland on August 1st (after an overnight flight).

Please pray with us for the Lord’s provision of new supporters through our summer break ministry.  Please also pray for us as we head back down to Texas on the 2nd or 3rd of August.  As of now, it looks like Mike will probably be going to Texas with us for the rest of the year.  Would you also please pray for his adjustment?

Thank you for your faithful prayers.  Thank you for your greetings and thoughts.  You are truly appreciated.

Paz y Bendiciones,
Dave and Patti West

“Trabajando, Orando, Mejorando”
 (Working, Praying, Improving)

***To keep even more current on our deputation ministry,
please "like" our Wests to Argentina page on Facebook.***

Praise the Lord with us for:
***Safety in miles of auto and
     airplane travel
***Provision along the way during
     our summer
***Time spent with our children
***Time to focus on our great God
Pray with us for:
***Fruitful ministry
***Needed financial support
***Language acquisition
***Wisdom regarding Mike’s
    housing situation                        
David preaching
Upcoming Meetings:
7/23  Anahola Baptist - Anahola, HI
7/26  Ma'ili Bible Church Family Camp
7/30  Ma'ili Bible - Waianae, HI - morning
         Kukuilani Baptist - Mililani, HI - evening
Mike and Steve
Mission House where we stay when in southern Florida
David and Patti at Calvary Independent Church
Kona Coast Baptist Church's meeting place, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
Upper: Mike and Steve at the Pali Lookout

Lower: David and Patti at Calvary Independent Church, Wahiawa, Hawaii
Upper:  The Mission House in Florida

Lower: Kona Coast Baptist Church's meeting place, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
Please note that we are traveling all summer.  
If you have something to mail to us before August, please send it to:
Dave & Patti West
PO Box 456
Ankeny, IA  50021

Please note our address while in language school:
(August 2 through the first week in December)
Dave & Patti West
Rio Grande Bible Institute
4300 S Business Hwy 281
Edinburg, TX  78539-9650

Personal Correspondence:
Dave & Patti West
Rio Grande Bible Institute
4300 S Business Hwy 281
Edinburg, TX  78539-9650
Our Mission Agency's Address:
Gospel Mission of South America
1401 SW 21st Ave.
Fort Lauderdale, FL  33312
Sending Church's Address:
Wild Rose Baptist Church
1013 Main Street
Wild Rose, WI 54984
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