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My experience at CPTLN Argentina…

When we were informed that as third year Seminary students we were required to volunteer at CPTLN Foundation, I found myself wondering what it would be like. And when we began the volunteer work, I discovered I really enjoyed it.

One of the first surprises I ran into was the great variety of materials that are at the Church’s disposal. Although I had heard of many of the titles of these materials, I was now able to get in touch and use Bible courses and multimedia materials.

I got familiar with CPTLN’s management and politics, data base, material codes… well, with everything I had contact with. This is all very valuable information, because if in the future I am in charge of a project, or in charge of a congregation, I will know what materials and resources I count with.

I had the privilege of witnessing the good consequences of the CPTLN’s work.

I have listened to people with very particular stories, I have rejoiced with those who thanks to the “Towards a New Life” course are know part of the Church; I have accompanied people with serious problems, or who need someone to talk to and share their pain.

In each opportunity, CPTLN’s materials have been the means and cause that have made these people communicate with us. And everyone always says: “thank you for the material”.

I am very grateful to the Lord, who allowed me to live this beautiful experience, to the Seminary that planned it, and to Gloria and Ingrid who accompanied us. “The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few.” (Matthew 9:37)

Amen.

Roberto Alejandro Weber

3rd year Seminary Student

Concordia Seminary

“During this semester you will have to volunteer at an NGO…”.

When I started the second semester of my third year of theology studies at Concordia Seminary, I was told by my Professors “During this semester you will have to volunteer at an NGO…”. My first thought was “It’s a good idea, but I really don’t have any free time to add another activity to all the other things I already have to do”. However, I also thought it would be a good opportunity for personal growth and to be in touch with other people, even more if the volunteer work would be carried out at Christ for All Nations (CPTLN), a foundation that is dedicated to contacting people who are going through rough moments and who many times do not believe in God.

My first day at CPTLN was atypical, because even though I knew that one of my tasks would involve answering phone calls, I never imagined that one of those calls would be from a CPTLN contact called German, who was in prison. Yes, in prison. My fears grew every second that passed by, because I had never talked to anyone in prison before. What should I say? What would he ask me? What should I answer? But with every new phone call I discovered he was a person who believed and trusted in Jesus as his Savior and that he longed to learn more of the Bible, in way I had never seen before. This was a challenge for me, since I had to use my theological knowledge and answer his questions and concerns, but it also helped me to strengthen even more what I had learned during my years at the Seminary.

Today, I can say that those first uncomfortable feelings I experienced when I saw that I would have less free time, have turned into constant satisfaction and wishes of returning to the Foundation to stay in touch with Germán and other people. I firmly believe that some day he will be a great servant of the Lord and a faithful believer in our church.

In conclusion, these moments spent at CPTLN Foundation has been truly significant for my life, time that has not been spent in vain, time that only God knows what fruits will show in all those people I have communicated with, time well worth its while since it involves people who still do not know Jesus, who loved us so much He gave his life for us on the cross.

 

Ezequiel Rautenberg

 

“Evangelistic activity ”


On Saturday, November 13th, we had an opportunity to share the Gospel with many people. Concordia Seminary organized an “Evangelistic activity in Don Torcuato”. Seminary students and people taking part of the Youth Deaconship course (an extension program offered by Concordia Seminary) participated in this activity.

Without any doubt, CPTLN Foundation was also present, providing booklets to give to contacted people, as well as for the stands placed in different locations of the city.

This all-day activity was divided in two parts: first we made visits to people that came in touch with CPTLN through the Atypical Christmas play that was held in this city, and for the second part, we went to the train station and bus stops, where we handed out fliers with CPTLN’s information and showed some booklets.

It was a great experience, thanks to our Lord who blessed us with a beautiful and sunny day. Thanks also to the community of Don Torcuato Mission, that received us very well and made us feel at home. Thanks to Pastors Sergio Shelske and Claudio Herber, who guided the activities.

Once again, we can appreciate how wonderful and appropriate the issues found in CPTLN’s booklets are, and how well people respond to them.

 

May the Lord continue to use us as his servants to share His message with others! Glory be to the Lord!

 

Cristian Sept

CPTLN volunteer

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A “Communitarian Fair”



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On Saturday, November 6th, we had the opportunity to share a beautiful afternoon with the school community of “La Paz” Institute in San Justo.

A “Communitarian Fair” took place, an event that brings together teachers, students, parents, and neighbors to celebrate cultural diversity throughout dances, music, and typical foods.

CPTLN received an invitation to be present at this event, and so we went. We were present with our stand, and gave out materials, posters, and pamphlets to the people, who willingly received these materials and many also requested booklets filling out the coupons.

We appreciate the invitation and thank the school directors and their chaplain for allowing us to participate in this wonderful event, and we also encourage them to repeat it!

Gloria B.  Tolisano