We have finished our events in the public schools for the year, and we are on vacation this week in the beautiful area known as Porto de Galinhas. It is located in the northeast part of Brazil, in the state of Pernambuco. Porto de Galinhas was voted to be one of the best beach areas in Brazil, and we can see why. Here are some photos.
November 19, 2011
"God made two great lights—the greater light to govern the day and the lesser light to govern the night. He also made the stars. God set them in the expanse of the sky to give light on the earth, to govern the day and the night, and to separate light from darkness. And God saw that it was good."
- Genesis 1:16-18
A beautiful sunset the other day reminded us once again that God has created many amazingly beautiful things.
November 17, 2011
November 11, 2011
On Wednesday morning we did our Qualidade De Vida project at the municipal school EM Lorena in Cubatão. We spoke at the school for 3 days in September, but the day we spoke in the morning period the 4th grade classes were out of the school, so we needed to come back to finish up. The school leaders really liked the project, and they recommended us to all of the remaining municipal schools in the city of Cubatão, which is a great blessing. We praise God that on Wednesday 106 students and 2 teachers accepted Christ and committed their lives to Him.
November 9, 2011
This past Monday morning and Tuesday night we worked with Igreja Batista Chico de Paula in a state school in their "bairro". The church is a small church that is only 7 years old, and is led by Pastor Jose Cavalcante. We have begun to work with them to help share Christ in their community. The school is called EE Bartolomeu Gusmao, and is a state school with high school students and some adult classes at night. The principal is married to the principal of another school, and that school recommended us to this one because they liked our project when we did it last year.
The church participation during the outreach event was great, and they had 5 or 6 people with us each day. Once again, God went ahead of us and prepared many hearts to hear the Good News of Jesus. We praise God that 361 students and 7 teachers accepted Christ and committed their lives to Him, including approx. 60 adults studying at night. We also had several opportunities to discuss the church with students, and the church is going to talk to the school about doing some type of other events there as follow-up to our project.
November 6, 2011
Yesterday we worked with Primeira Igreja Batista Sao Vicente and Igreja Batista Vila Nova Mariana in a community service project in a poor area of Sao Vicente. The project was organized to help poor people in the Humaita area of the city, which is a remote area with many poor people. The churches provided various services to help the poor in the community, including doctors and nurses, psychologists, counselors, and lawyers. They also gave away shoes and clothing.
The event was a great success, and many people were helped with their physical, emotional, as well as spiritual needs. We had the privilege of sharing the speech that we do in the schools, which is about how to have a high quality of life and a good future. In the end we talk about the spiritual life and how to have a personal relationship with God through Jesus. We praise God for the opportunity to participate in this event to help others, and also we praise Him that 17 children and 5 adults accepted Christ and committed their lives to Him.
Interpreter Atila, Us, Pr. Gilberto & his wife Neuza, and Pr. Andre