On Saturday night (Dec. 3) we had a great opportunity to share the Gospel. Igreja Batista Vila Nova Mariana, located in a very poor area of Sao Vicente, has a ministry called PEPI for poor children. They take care of about 50 pre-school children during the week, and they feed them as well as have pre-school classes and Bible studies for them. It is a good ministry designed to help and reach out to poor children and their families. Most of the children and families are unchurched.
Saturday night the church had the ministry Christmas party, and Pastor Andre invited us to come and share the message. We shared the same message that we use in the public schools, and in the end we gave a clear and detailed presentation of the Gospel. We praise God that 92 people accepted Christ and committed their lives to Him, most of whom were parents or adult relatives. We pray that God will continue to work in their hearts and lives, and help them to grow closer to Him and grow spiritually, and that they will get plugged into the church. After the message, the children put on a Christmas show for their parents and relatives, and they did a great job.