Over the last few months, we have been quite busy. There was our three-year church anniversary here, a four-week trip to the States to present our ministry in new churches, our big Children’s Day outreach here at our church the very day that we got back to Brazil, and also the start of our Spring Campaign. What a privilege and a pleasure it is to serve the Lord on the mission field. Truly, we have the best job ever.
I cannot say enough about what a fine job our church people did in preparation for our Children’s Day event. I was contributing and helping from afar, but the real prep work was handled entirely by them. When we got back that day (only partially zombified from the overnight flight), we found the church decorated, game stations set up, food waiting to be prepped, and everyone excited about serving. There were over 100 people who came that day, and there were several salvation decisions. Parents of kids in our Saturday afternoon boys’ and girls’ clubs were there helping that day for the first time. It was special to see.
From there, we pivoted immediately to our Spring Campaign. We have had an amazing turnout thus far throughout the campaign. Sunday nights have been completely full, our Sunday morning attendance has nearly doubled, and our Wednesday night crowds have also been high. We have seen hands raised for salvation every Sunday night. We have started our next round of our discipleship course with a solid group, and we have new members doing a great job serving in new areas. I love seeing the Lord grow our church!
At the end of the first discipleship lesson, four out of the five participants said they understood that their concept of salvation before that lesson had been wrong, and they were ready to trust Christ and Him alone as their only hope then and there. The four of them prayed to receive Jesus as their Saviour at that moment. Amen!
Thank you so much for praying and giving. As is so often the case, when the Lord is blessing, the Devil works even harder to try to disrupt what is going on. Our team members and their families need your prayers. Some of the marriages in our church need your prayers. Some of the single men in our church need your prayers. God is the only One Who can move this work forward and sustain it. We are looking to Him to do what only He can. We love and appreciate you, and we are praying for you.
Declaring His glory,