While everyone back in the States has their minds on the school year being over and the warm summer weather, we are going in the opposite direction—cooler temperatures, shorter days, and school is chugging along. These are the joys of Southern Hemisphere living. I will admit that after a lifetime of being in the Northern Hemisphere, my brain still thinks everything is backwards here.
One area that is heating up here, however, is the mission work. We are very excited about what God is doing here. We continue to see folks saved in the Spanish community where we have been soul winning. This last Saturday Cynthia was able to lead 2 ladies to the Lord on their doorstep. After telling them about our goal to start a church in their neighborhood, they volunteered to bring everyone in their building—20 people!
While Cynthia was talking with the 2 ladies on one side of the street, I met a lady named Lucy on the other side. I shared the Gospel with her, but before we prayed, she asked if she could go get the others from inside so that they could hear as well. Sure! Angel and Edgar came out, and I went through the plan of salvation once again. While neither of the men prayed out loud, Lucy did, and afterward she thanked me for coming to their door. “That has to be the most important thing anyone could ever tell someone else,” she told me. Pray for her 2 friends to be saved as well.
Pray for our building situation. Brazil is a very bureaucratic mess when it comes to legal matters like building rentals for foreigners or churches. We really need to have a place to bring everyone together if we are to continue to grow. The Bible studies are going well, and we are seeing results; but I can’t help but think we could reach more with a central church location. Please make this a matter of prayer with us this month.
We are grateful for all that you do to sustain the ministry here. Without the prayers of many, we would not see so many open doors. Without your support, we would not be here; if we were not here, these people would not have heard the Gospel when they did. Thus, I think it is safe to say that you have their gratitude as well as ours. May God continue to work through you to get the Gospel to those in need—both where you are and where you are not.
Declaring His glory,