Thank you so much for how you have labored in prayer on our behalf over the last few months. We owe you such a great debt of gratitude. We have heard from so many of you who have been praying for us time and time again. You have been a great encouragement to us, and it has been a wonderful reminder that we are not alone in this endeavor. I know this has been a trying time for many people, families, and churches. We have been praying for each of our churches and supporting pastors by name since this whole pandemic began. I would like to use this space to try to be a blessing and to give God the glory for how wonderfully He has provided for us. Here are some answers to prayer over the last two months:
• God miraculously gave us a last-minute appointment to get our son’s passport in June.
• In spite of many cancellations during the last part of our furlough, we saw five new churches take us on for support.
• Several of you sent extra support to try to be a blessing during tumultuous times.
• After Michael being denied entry into Brazil, one week later the Lord performed another miracle, and he and Cynthia were able to join the rest of us in Brazil.
• After our housing fell through at the eleventh hour, God brought another one to us that was cheaper and needed less work.
• We just signed the contract on our church building here in Salvador, Brazil, three weeks ahead of the promised date.
• God has protected us in health and safety through all the traveling and moving.
• We already have several families and couples, whom we have met and been able to share the Gospel with here, who are eagerly awaiting the opening of the church here.
I believe God is doing something wonderful in our midst. My biggest fear is that I don’t want to mess up or get in the way of what He is doing. Please pray with us, as the next six weeks will be an incredibly busy time for us and the team here in Salvador. We have houses to finish settling into, a church building to remodel, materials to get produced, and a lot of doors to knock on and people to meet. Pray that the Lord will provide for the many needs and that He will continue to open doors to share the Gospel, see people saved, and see them grow in the Lord.
We are blessed to represent you in Brazil, and we praise the Lord for your care for us.
Declaring His glory,