Last night I had the privilege to preach in Primeira Igreja Batista Itapema in Guaruja. Pastor Genivaldo is the pastor of ths chuch, which has more than 800 members. We are starting to work with the church to help them to share Christ in their community, and will be working with them in a large school near the church for 6 days in September. Yesterday was Fathers Day in Brazil, and it was privilege to speak in the church on this special day. Last night I spoke about God's desire to have close fellowship with all of us (I Corinthians 1:9) and that it is His call for all of us. I also spoke about His desire & passion for all men to be saved (2 Timothy 2:4 & 2 Peter 3:9) and have a restored relationship with Him, and how God wants to put His desire & passion into our hearts, so that we will commit & live to join Him in His passion to reach people for Christ. We praise God that the message was well received and that the Holy Spirit touched many hearts. At the end of the message I shared the Gospel, and we praise God that 3 people received Christ as their Lord & Savior and committed their lives to Him. We are looking forward to seeing what God is going to do in the school in their community in Guaruja in September, and in the future.
some children singing a tribute to fathers
Pr. Genivaldo paying tribute to fathers
some of the people in the first service
Preaching with interpreter Rebeca