Many years ago when my family arrived in Uruguay as missionaries, all we could see were people SO in need of the Lord. BUT, how do you reach a person who won’t even raise his eyes to you or a neighbor who won’t even greet you? I, Arnie, decided that I needed to go SOMEWHERE where people were hurting AND open to hear the Gospel.

Where is it that people are hurting? Certainly in the hospitals and in the prisons. I had had a previous experience in the prisons in Bolivia, having personally been enclosed while the police were investigating a vehicle that hit MY truck. (In some foreign countries, being a foreigner, YOU are wrong, almost always!!!) My curiosity and desire to serve within the prison
system began. That was where I wanted to go to meet the Uruguayan people and their needs. BUT once again, there were many holdups.