This blog is one part an effort to relay my experiences here through updates and pictures and two parts an outpouring of the lessons God is teaching me in taking up my cross daily and following Him.

Sunday, August 22, 2010

10 Days to Prepare!!!

After spending the entire summer working at Fort Wilderness, a Christian camp in Wisconsin. I spent a week with my family visiting relatives in New Hampshire. I finally arrived home yesterday giving me 11 days (counting today) to do everything required for leaving the country for 10 months!

This will be my first attempt at keeping a blog, but I will do my best to post regularly. My plan is to use this blog to keep everyone updated on how school is going, what I am doing, and my overall experience through posts, and, Lord willing, pictures! My camera broke this summer, so as of right now I have no camera. I'm praying that the Lord will provide one so that you all will be able to have a better glimpse of my experiences.

I have included below the information that I shared with my church this morning to update them as to what I will be doing.

"First, I would like to thank everyone who has been praying for Joseph and I this summer while we were at camp. I know that  camp had a spiritually positive impact on everyone who came, but there are a few that I KNOW their lives were TRULY changed.

I'd like take just a moment to share with you what I will be doing this next year.

    On September 1st, 10 days from now, I leave for Argentina to attend Word of Life's Bi-Lingual Bible Program at their school in Buenos Aires called Palabra De Vida. My first semester will consist of Bible classes taught in English, and intensive Spanish classes. Lord willing I will be spending all of December with one of our missionary families, the Hoyts, near Cordoba, Argentina visiting, helping, and getting a chance to really see and be a part of the ministry that they have. In January, we have the opportunity to serve at Palabra De Vida's youth summer camp. Because the season's are the opposite of ours, this is their summer. Spanish classes will continue through this time. Then, in April we will join their native first year students in their Bible classes. So all classes will be completely in Spanish at this point.

I'm really excited about this year for many reasons. The two major ones being:
1. I really want to speak Spanish fluently, and what better way to learn then through studying the Bible!
2. Ever since the Hoyts started talking about going to Argentina, I've had a desire to go. I do not know if the Lord is calling me to full time missions in Argentina, but I am very excited to have the opportunity to participate in a Bible Conference, Missions Conference, and Evangelistic Program through the school as well as see the work that the Hoyts are doing while spending Christmas Break with them.

I would really appreciate your prayers and support as the Lord leads this year. If you are interested in keeping updated on what I am doing I have started a blog (benzarro.blogspot.com) where I will be posting updates and (Lord willing) pictures of my time! Thank You!"