Southern Area Conference
A few days ago we had our Ywam Southern Area Conference. The association known as the Southern Area is formed by Chile, Uruguay, Paraguay, Bolivia and Argentina. More than 730 people went to the city of Mendoza, in the Ywam Mendoza base, located in Borbollón.
Almost 30 nations were represented, and all together gathered to worship, seek and listen to God. We were challenged to reach a higher commitment, to live in holiness and to look always the cross. Beside of reuniting with old friends and making new ones, we had great times of worship, of honoring our leaders, and working in the base.
Georgina shares about her outreach experience.
Georgina Ayelén Moreiro is 21 years old and is from the city Mar del Plata. In 2013, she did her DTS in Ywam London “Urban Key”, and in September 2014, God sent her to Buenos Aires to do the Foundations for Counseling Ministry School. Nowadays she is part of the staff of Ywam Capital, and we all are able to enjoy her amazing voice!
Here in the video she shares an episode that happened during the outreach of her FCM, while evangelizing in the borough of “El Buen Samaritano” (placed in Aristóbulo del Valle, state of Misiones, Argentina). All the glory is only to our God.
Bounding with the recyclers of our city
Everyday they walk hours and hours to collect cartons and other recyclable materials. Some of them work alone; some do it with their children. Some of them have their own carts, some have to lease one by hour. But the thing is that everyone has to be in the deposit before it closes at 21:45hs, way after the sunset. And so do we.
It has been already 2 years that we go each wednesday at 19:30hs to the recycling center of La Paternal. We approach the recyclers (better known as “cartoneros”) with a plate of stew and an open heart ready to reflect God´s love. We listen, we share testimonies, we encourage, we give hope.
You can also be part of our project! Coming with us or donating disposable cutlery, plastic containers for food (with or without lid), plastic wrap rolls and non-perishable food.
“For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in” Mt 25:35.
Retreat of our base
From the 14th to the 16th of March we had our annual retreat, including the base of San Clemente. All together, we sought God´s presence, we worshiped Him, listened to His word and prayed for each other. Also we shared what we did during 2014 and announced our new challenges for this year. We welcomed seven new members who became part of our staff, celebrated our couples, and even had a korean dinner made by Javier and Inés Kim.
It was our privilege having David Olivera (director of the base of Corrientes), who taught about the attitude of the heart. He challenged us with this phrase: “The problem is not the problem; the problem is how I face the situation”. God spoke strongly to us about commitment.
We would like to give a special thank to Leonardo Bardazza (from Mendoza) and Rozy López (from Pereyra, Colombia) who honored us with their services during these days.
You are invited!
During september, we are preparing a garage sale for this thursday 10, friday 11 and saturday 12 in our base: Paysandu 1479
Clothing, accesories, furniture, food, music and more stuff are going to be on sale.
From 11 in the morning, come and have a good time!
Pastries and hot coffee are going to be expecting you.
See you soon!