August 19, 2010

School Outreach In Sao Vicente

We did our Quality Of Life outreach project in EMEF Constante school this past Monday morning and Tuesday afternoon, which is a municipal school in the city of Sao Vicente. We worked with Primeira Igreja Batista Sao Vicente, which is close to the school. Our interpreters for the project were Isabelle, Leticia, and Atila, all of whom are members of PIB Sao Vicente. On Monday we had 274 students and 3 teachers that accepted Christ and committed their lives to Him. Then something unusual happened, which has never happened before in the more than 70 schools we have spoken in here in Brazil. Apparently after our visit on Monday morning, a mother came to the school and complained that her son had prayed with us to receive Jesus ... her complaint was not that she didn't like us speaking about Jesus or about how to have a personal relationship with God and eternal life with Him through Jesus ... her complaint was that her son had already prayed with her to receive Jesus and she did not like it that he prayed with us. After her complaint the school insisted that we not pray with the students & teachers after our speech, so on Tuesday we could only do our speech, including sharing the Gospel, and then explain the prayer, but we could not lead them in the prayer. We tried hard to convince them to let us lead the prayer and lead & guide them in the process of receiving Jesus, but they would not let us. So we decided to do what we could and trust God with the results. We know that God was touching and speaking powerfully to many of the students and teachers. In one of the classes that Nancy spoke in, the teacher asked her to go ahead and lead the prayer in her class, and all 30 of the students and the teacher received Christ and committed their lives to Him. We are confident that God worked mightily that day, for His glory. Please join us in praying for these precious people and their families.

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