October 19, 2011

Americanos In Brazil - Day 5

On Tuesday morning and afternoon we spoke at the municipal school EM Therezinha in Santos, which is located in one of the poorest areas of the city. It is located high up on a small mountain in the city, and most of the area is a favela (slum). The school is for students from 1st to 5th grades. It also has classes for adults at night, and we will be speaking there on Wednesday night. Because the students are poor the school feeds all of them (approx. 700 total), because most likely it is the only good meal they eat every day. We were very impressed with how well the school is run, and with how well the children behaved.

We had 4 teams with 2 Americans and 1 interpreter per team, and we had a couple of extra people to help from Igreja Batista Nova Jerusalem also. After we spoke in 10 classes in the morning period we had a lot of time to talk to the students and teachers, and the children loved it. The school kindly invited all of us to have lunch there, since we were coming back to speak in the afternoon period also. It was a very nice gesture and we gladly accepted. After lunch we talked more with the students, and then we spoke in 10 more classes. We praise God that 529 students and 11 teachers accepted Christ and committed their lives to Him. God did a mighty work in their hearts before we arrived, and they were very glad to hear of God's love and salvation through Jesus.

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