Thank you again for your faithful prayers and support. We appreciate the time you spend reading our prayer letters! Several months ago, Armacio came to our church and asked us to pray for his infant grandson who needed heart surgery. We prayed for Kaiki continually. In our midweek services in both churches, we divide into groups of three to pray specifically for our members, the unsaved, the sick, the government, and missionaries. Armacio returned and said that he knew we would pray, and he thanked me for praying for Kaiki! He asked me to conduct a service in his home to give thanks to the Lord for healing Kaiki! Over 30 people were in attendance in his small garage, and we had a very special time thanking the Lord!
Eduardo told Fran and Egiberto he would invite them to church on Sunday. Sunday passed, and he did not pass by their home; they were waiting for him to come by. The following week he invited them to come, and they immediately accepted his invitation. They were very receptive to the message and readily trusted in Jesus Christ as their Saviour! Now they are coming on their own to church!
Out on visitation, we led Caroline, Nilva, Brenda, and Kaiki to the Lord in their homes. Our visitation time is limited in Sao Paulo, so we are driving up in groups and spreading the Gospel on Sundays and Thursdays before prayer meeting. Recently, Amy was leaving a visit from an apartment, and she was praying that the Lord would help her find a Peruvian family she wanted to visit that lived in the same apartment building. Before she finished praying, Milo was yelling “Oi” out his window, and it was just the family she was looking for!
Giselle and Euguenio have a business and a very expensive vehicle. They were recently kidnapped and robbed. Giselle has prayed for Eugenio since he was saved in our church a year ago. She has attended various Pentecostal churches, and he does not want anything to do with them. When we prayed with them in their home, they were thankful, and Eugenio told us he would be in church that week. Miraculously, he came and said he appreciated the way I explained the Bible. He hires the neighbors at times to work; these men look up to him. One evening on his way to church, his neighbor Carlos asked where he was going. He said that he was going to church with Pastor Juan and that Carlos should go too. Carlos and Rita followed him and now come on their own as well! Please pray for these men to stop drinking and devote their lives to the Lord!
The children presented a skit of the Prodigal Son for our Brazilian fathers’ service at the camp. The ladies prepared a nice meal, and we presented the fathers with a gift. In Sao Paulo, we praise the Lord for a young dad named Anderson, whom I was able to lead to the Lord! Gabriel, an 18-year-old young man who has grown up in a Jehovah’s Witness family, also willingly put His faith in Jesus Christ to save him.
This month we were able to host a missionary family on their survey trip. We also enjoyed a visit with Dr. Bosje. Thank you for your prayers for the Venezuelan refugee family we are helping. They have found jobs and a place to live that is closer to where they are working.
We are so thankful for you! The work we are doing is not an easy one! We are dedicated to sharing the Gospel and discipling. People are looking for what God can do for them, yet they are not interested in Him. It is sad to see so many churches overflowing with followers of prosperity preaching, revelations, and healings. Please pray we can reach the hearts of the people with the truth of the Gospel and that they will respond in love and a willingness to serve the Lord in truth.
Thank you for your faithfulness. Please pray for our health and safety. We appreciate your prayers for the children`s schooling. Amy recently came down with the same symptoms she had a year ago with pneumonia and extreme fatigue. Please pray for her full recovery and strength to pursue all that we need to do here on the mission field. Please pray that the Lord will provide help for our family to take an overdue furlough.
May the Lord bless you!
In His service,
The Vallejo Family