I am writing everyone to tell them of the recent decision my wife and I have made. For a few months now, we have felt like the Lord was making some changes in our hearts although we were not positive what they were. The Lord has allowed us to be missionaries with Macedonia for 12 years (8 years in Argentina, about 2 in Peru and 1.5 on deputation) and for much time we thought we would live our lives in Argentina. We love the people and are thankful for the many blessings the Lord has allowed us to see there, but we believe the Lord is now pulling our hearts from Argentina. Our move now will be to transition from Argentina and return to the US where we will serve as the director of Vision Baptist Missions and begin traveling from there. Although we will be taking some steps to transition smoothly from Argentina and other areas, we plan on making the move and begin working in the next month or two. We ask that you pray for us in this step, the biggest step we have taken in our lives. We are excited and count it a great honor to begin this new phase of ministry.
Since this decision was just made last week, we have a lot of responsibilities to take care of to make this transition correctly and with integrity. Of course we spoke with our pastor before going forward and from there talked to Macedonia World Baptist Missions whom we have worked with and appreciate greatly. I spoke personally with the president of Macedonia and the directors as well as went before the board of Macedonia. I have tried to call the majority of our pastors that support us although I still need to get ahold of some. A letter was sent yesterday or today to our supporting churches letting them know of our decision and asking them to pray about supporting us through and into this new phase of ministry. I have called Argentina and the pastors there know of our decision. We are grateful for the 4 churches the Lord has allowed us to have part of seeing started in Argentina and praise the Lord for the maturity and godliness of the pastors as they take steps forward advancing for God.
I leave you with my cell phone number to call for any questions or anything that I can do to help with. We covet your prayers right now and we greatly appreciate the many friends and churches that have been so good to us through the years. I am also attaching the letter that was sent to our supporting pastors. Again, this decision has only been within the last week, so I beg for your understanding if you have not received a letter or word from us. We believe this step will allow us to do more for the cause of Christ and the spreading of His Word and ask you to pray as we go forward for Him.
Here to Serve,
Jeff and Mindy Bush and family