We serve a risen Saviour! It is a joy for us to report that we have been blessed to lead 65 lost souls to the Saviour in the last 2 months here in São Paulo, Brazil. Your prayers are felt, and your giving is a constant reminder of your care for us as we serve on the foreign field on your behalf.
Three years ago Amy’s parents kissed the twins (then five months old) and our five older children goodbye after our medical furlough. In March God allowed her parents to visit us here in Brazil! We thank the Lord for the gift of time He gave us with them and the time the kids had to get to know their grandparents (whom they seldom get to see) a little better. My parents are in Heaven, so our children have only known one set of grandparents, which makes their time together even more special.
We were honored to have Pastor and Mrs. John Wilkerson visit our church and spend the afternoon enjoying a Brazilian meal together. We thank the Lord for them.
Marlin and her sister came to our church six years ago and trusted Christ as Saviour. We had not heard from them for some time and recently passed by her at the open market. She told us that her sister had died, and we just thank the Lord that we were able to reach Marlene with the Gospel before it was too late.
Our Couples’ Banquet is always a great time. We thank the Lord for a new couple who came and for my father-in- law for giving the message. Praise the Lord for his testimony of faithfulness as they celebrate 46 years of marriage this year.
At the Ladies’ Tea, Amy asked her mom to speak. The ladies all had tears in their eyes as she shared her heart with them. Several of the ladies asked Amy, her mom, and Esther to come for tea in their homes and honored her with a special lunch and gifts. At one of the lunches, Amy led Rodrigo to the Lord, (Sister Cida’s 21-year-old nephew). They kept busy making all of these special visits.
Praise the Lord! Chloe’s one-year doctor’s visit from her bout with Kawasaki disease was very
positive. After the results of her echocardiogram, he told us that because the treatment began on the fifth day of symptoms, we could treat her as if she never even had the disease! We thank the Lord for this miracle! Micah turned five years old on the 8th of April, and Daniel turned seven years old on the 15th!
We were blessed to have Amy’s parents help host the Appreciation Breakfast for our workers on the 18th and accompany them on visitation. Amy’s mom’s parents have both suffered a stroke this last year. We thank the Lord for Bob and Virginia Kottke and their love, faithfulness, and dedication to their family all of these years. They were the first to trust Christ as their Saviour over 43 years ago and then witness to the family. For this we are eternally grateful. They have also been a testimony of faithfulness to us as they celebrate 66 years of marriage this year. Thank you for your service to the Lord. May the Lord bless you.
In His service,
The Vallejo Family