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Short-term Opportunity

The Lord has blessed us in two really big areas – our family and the ministry in Argentina. Our family has been blessed because my wife and I have 4 girls and one boy on the way. The ministry in Argentina has been blessed with churches, radio, Bible institute and a great group of guys we work with. The Lord has been very good to us, but with our plate full in ministry and family we have a need for some help in the schooling of our children. We want to let you know there is a open opportunity for a godly young lady to help my wife schooling our daughters for 9 months. The commitment will not only be a help to my family, but also a wonderful opportunity to learn a language, invest in people’s lives and learn from the Argentine people. Here are some key areas to see if you or someone you know could be a candidate for this opportunity:

1. Your pastor’s and parent’s consent
2. A heart to work with children and apt to teach them
3. A 9-month commitment

Each of our children will have their own daily worksheets that thy need to complete, along with working on the computer using the Switched on Schoolhouse program. When we arrive back to the field in August 2012, they will be in 5th, 4th and 3rd grade. Your responsibility would be to follow lesson plans, organize materials, grade papers, teach new material, and carry out other administrative duties. Your investment in our children will create much needed time for my wife in the home and ministry duties.

We also need help in another very important part of our ministry: Evangelistic English classes. God has blessed us with several church plants in Argentina and we frequently organize semesters of English classes to reach out to the community. This simple fruit bearing ministry is very easy to carry out. And best of all, requires little or no Spanish speaking.

Also this would be up to you, but we wouldn’t want you to live in Argentina for nine months without learning how to speak Spanish! Immersion in a language on the field is the best way to learn and once you learn one language, it is easier to learn a second. We can arrange for a private tutor to teach you conversational Spanish 5 days a week. We also have a wonderful group of Argentine young people who will do their best to get you speaking quickly.

If these three activities aren’t enough to keep you busy, there are always plenty of other exciting things going on in the ministry in Argentina. So you can jump in wherever you want and help even more. We believe you will finish your trip with a sense of accomplishment and a better understanding of mission work and the Argentine culture.

When you arrive in Argentina, you will have no set-up expenses like a long-term missionary. We will arrange for you to live in a nice home/apartment along with another Argentine single lady in whom we have total confidence.

So contact us very soon if you’re interested. We’d love to find out if our ministry would be a good fit for you.

Dates: October 1, 2012 – June 1, 2013 approximately (dates can be flexible)
Cost: $900 a month plus the cost of your plane tickets*
*This monthly amount includes housing, utilities, food, transportation, and Spanish classes.

The Gospel Commandments of Leadership

“The Gospel Commandments of Leadership” is a great list of qualities that we all must have. I read it recently, but the author is unknown. Whoever wrote it was right on. I hope this list will be a big encouragement to you as it was to me.

1. People are illogical, unreasonable and self-centered. Love and trust them anyway. (Luke 23:34)

2. If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives. Do good anyway. (Matthew 11:16, 19)

3. If you are successful, you will win false friends and true enemies. Succeed anyway. (Luke 19:36-38; John 19:15)

4. The service you render today will be forgotten tomorrow. Serve people anyway. (Luke 17:17)

5. Honestly and frankness will make you vulnerable. Be honest and frank anyway. (Luke 12:51; Luke 13:5)

6. The biggest men with the biggest ideas can be shot down by the smallest men with the smallest ideas. Think big anyway. (Luke 22:22, 24)

7. People pretend to love the “little” people but sell their souls to the “big” people. Fight for the “little” people anyway. (Matthew 19:14)

8. What you spend years building may be destroyed overnight. Build anyway. (Matthew 26:48, 49, 56)

9. People really need help but may attack you if you do help. Help people anyway. (Luke 4:18, 19, 28, 29)

10. Give the world the best you have, and you’ll get kicked in the teeth. Give the world the best you have anyway. (Matthew 27:17, 21)

Here to Serve,
Jeff Bush
http://www.reachingall.com

Rules to Live By

The following was taken out of the book “THE PASSION FOR SOULS” by Oswald J. Smith

• LABOR IS ONE OF THE CONDITIONS OF OUR EXISTENCE

• TIME IS GOLD; THROW NOT ONE MINUTE AWAY, BUT PLACE EACH ONE TO ACCOUNT

• DO UNTO ALL MEN AS YOU WOULD BE DONE BY

• NEVER BID ANOTHER TO DO WHAT YOU CAN DO YOURSELF

• NEVER COVET WHAT IS NOT YOUR OWN

• NEVER THINK ANY MATTER SO TRIFLING AS NOT TO DESERVE NOTICE

• NEVER GIVE OUT THAT WHICH DOES NOT FIRST COME IN

• NEVER SPEND BUT TO PRODUCE

• LET THE GREATEST ORDER REGULATE THE TRANSACTIONS OF YOUR LIFE

• LABOR, THEN, TO THE LAST MOMENT OF YOUR EXISTENCE

• KEEP GOOD COMPANY OR NONE

• NEVER BE IDLE

• IF YOUR HANDS CANNOT BE USEFULLY EMPLOYED, ATTEND TO THE CULTIVATION OF YOUR MIND

• ALWAYS SPEAK THE TRUTH

• MAKE FEW PROMISES

• LIVE UP TO YOUR ENGAGEMENTS

• KEEP YOUR OWN SECRETS IF YOU HAVE ANY

Get the Training you Need!

Thank the Lord that He is still calling out people for the ministry. But when the Lord calls someone to serve Him, it is important that the individual looks for ways that he/she can get the training and preparation needed to better serve the Lord. Without a doubt, there are many ways we can prepare themselves and this post is to prompt you to think about that. Your future ministry could strongly depend on the training you get. I would like to present you with an excellent and proven method of ministry training called the Our Generation Training Center. Take the time to pray and study this out… and click here to find out more about this great opportunity.

Here to Serve,
Jeff Bush
http://www.reachingall.com

OG Summit 2012

The Our Generation Summit is an incredibly exciting missions-centered retreat set in beautiful Pigeon Forge, TN. It is a meeting that the whole church and the whole family will enjoy! Each member of the family and each person in your youth group, Sunday school class, and church will find something that will help them in their walk with the Lord and in the task of world evangelism at the Summit. To find out more, just click here