June 29, 2010

Igreja Batista Centenario

Igreja Batista Centenario is a small church in Santos, and is led by Pastor Luis. We have recently started working with the church to help them share Christ with others in their community, and to encourage & challenge all the members to participate in the work of God of reaching out to people without Christ, and to then love them and help them to grow in their relationship with Him. Our first opportunity to help them will be in late August when we speak in a municipal school near the church. On Sunday night we had a meeting with some of the leaders of the church, to share God's vision and details of our ministry to help churches, and to talk about the project in the schools. Then I had the privilege to preach in the worship service after the meeting. Although the church is fairly small it is growing, and there seems to be a good spirit and a willingness to do whatever is necessary to join God in His work. At the end of the message I share the Gospel and 1 woman received Christ and committed her life to Him. Afterwards we enjoyed getting to know some of the people better and we enjoyed a good Brazilian snack with them.

the church choir singing at the beginning of the service

Interpreter Ludimila, me, and Pastor Luis

some of the people during the worship service

Speaking with interpreter Ludimila

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