BUENOS AIRES—Mike Hess, GARBC national representative, participated last week in an online worship service of a Buenos Aires church that he visited in person two years ago.

In October 2017 Mike and his wife, Christina, were blessed to be able to visit their friends Mark and Anahi Self in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where Mike would speak at the dedication service of the new building for Iglesia Bautista Misionera El Talar and teach for a week on Biblical counseling. Mike’s former church, Calvary Baptist Church, Mount Pleasant, Iowa, where he was pastor, had played a significant role in the start of this church plant.

Last week Mike, now GARBC national representative, ministered to the same church via a livestreamed sermon from Illinois. He encouraged the congregation from the Word to trust God despite the difficult circumstances of a pandemic and countrywide quarantine.

It is Mike’s passion to see the GARBC’s international partnerships continue to grow within Latin America in the coming years.