Daniel and Flavia Lescano visited Northern Ireland this weekend. They come from Salta in Argentina and are currently studying theology in Buenos Aires Bible Institute.
The couple are the newest link with SAMS Ireland and we will follow them through Bible College over the next three years. They will be linked with St. John’s Parish in Moria. They visited the parish today and Daniel preached at three services and a youth meeting.
When asked what they thought about Ireland they said that it was cold! They day they visited began with a frost of -3C. It gets that cold in Salta at times, but daytime temperatures rise to the mid 20s even in winter.
They also were impressed with the friendliness and family values of people here. Daniel was very touched with the faithfulness of praying people, and the interest in mission. He said, “The sense of mission is very strong here. I met someone who said I’ve prayed for you every day for the last three years. And the thing is we can feel it. There were many times we said, if God wasn’t here this would not have happened. We can feel the prayers of faithful people.”
Since the SAMS Ireland team visited in July the Lescanos held another Youth Encounter (EJE) in Salta. This time over 100 young people attended one of the most successful events they have seen. Many young people have come to faith and are members of the church by an initial invitation to EJE. The Lescaons asked for prayer for this on-going ministry.
They also asked for wisdom to balance time demands on their Latin Link ministry and Biblical studies.
They really enjoyed their visit and are looking forward to hopefully seeing us in Ireland sometime in the future.