This week we worked with Primeira Igreja Batista Itapema in the state school EE Marcilio Dias, located near the church in Guarujá. It is a large school that has students from 5th grade through high school. The participation of the church was excellent every day we spoke in the school, and they had between 4 to 7 people each day to help us.
The 2 weeks leading up to our outreach event at the school were extremely difficult for us, and the oppression and spiritual warfare was very strong. We had many difficulties and problems in the days leading up to our outreach. It is all because we were going to share Jesus with a great number of students and teachers this week. In the past we have had some of our most difficult times in the days leading up to an opportunity to reach many people for Jesus.
2 Corinthians 2:14 is a great truth, and time after time we have seen God lead us victoriously through many difficulties and spiritual warfare. "Thanks be to God who always leads us victoriously in Christ...". God moved in a great way this week in the school, and many students and teachers were very receptive to hearing the Gospel, and to having God come into their lives to help and lead them. Close to 1200 people accepted Christ and committed their lives to Him, including 21 teachers. We praise God for leading us victoriously through the difficulties and spritiual warfare, and for giving us the joy and privilege of participating in His mission to seek and save the lost.