What came to be my favorite part of my trip to Argentina was the women’s and girls’ small group I attended. The small group was held at a home in a very poor neighborhood lined with houses made from whatever material people could find. Although the houses were modest, the hospitality was not. As soon as we arrived there were greetings and hugs all around! Children would be playing outside while the women were getting everything ready inside. They would be preparing some type of snack or pastry to go along with mate, a cultural Argentine drink. They always offered us more food than we could eat and as much mate as we could drink. At times I wondered how these people could give so much when they had so little, but I was reminded of God’s providence and generosity. God tells us that we are more valuable than the birds, yet He feeds even them. We don’t need to worry about what we will eat or wear because He will provide for us. God will provide what we need, when we need it. We can trust Him to take care of us and be happy to give generously, just like my Argentine friends.
Katie Funk - Argentina