March 29, 2011

a face for the name

Edgardo, in the white shirt
Here is a picture of our pastor friend in Patagonia. His name is Edgardo Sanchez. He's just one of those genuinely nice guys. Humble, approachable, real, normal, human - and on fire for the Lord. He is a full-time civil engineer, a pastor, and a missionary. He is also the leader of the Mennonite Church in Argentina (but he didn't tell us that, we had to read about him somewhere else.) That's just the kind of guy he is. We just marvel that God keeps hooking us up with so many amazing people. UPDATE: 4/21 Turns out Edgardo represents all Latin American in the Mennonite Conference. God, really? You amaze me.

We are also friends with the leader of Campus Crusade for Christ in Argentina (I went to his church when we lived there 10 years ago - another humble guy - I didn't know who he was until months after meeting him). He is also the leader of CCC for all of Latin America. Again, amazing.

Not that I'm boasting - how could I? We didn't hook ourselves up with these people - God did. We're just amazed now when we look at how God has set us up with some pretty amazing connections. He has done it all. 

We're looking forward to working with anyone and everyone we can in Argentina. The idea of working across denonimational lines appeals to us. Argentina is not a place where you can pick and choose between denominations and secondary doctrinal issues. They don't have that same "luxury" (if you want to call it that) to be so choosy. If you want to do the Lord's work, well then, "Welcome!" is the general consensus.

"There is one body and one Spirit... one Lord, one faith, one baptism; 6 one God and Father of all..." ~Eph. 4:4-6


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