We have been working extremely hard the last couple of days with the team from Mt. Carmel Baptist Church. Because we had to reschedule and rearrange almost every school that we had previously scheduled, we have had to do 4 days of work in the last 3 days. We are all pretty tired at this point, but we are also filled with joy because the awesome things that we have seen God do in the hearts and lives of many people here.
On Wednesday morning we split up into 2 groups and spoke in 2 different schools in the city of Sao Vicente. We worked with Primeira Igreja Batista Sao Vicente in one school, and we also worked with Capela Calvario church in the other school. Nancy, and Butch and Missy from Mt. Carmel spoke in 2 of classes at EM Lions Clube school, but because of some scheduling conflicts they could not speak in all 6 of the classes, so we had to return there this morning to speak in the remaining 4. This is a school for young students from 1st to 4th grades. We praise God that 54 students and 1 teacher accepted Christ and committed their lives to Him in the 2 classes.
I and the rest of the team from Mt. Carmel spoke on Wednesday morning at EE Maria Dulce, which is a school for students in 5th grade through high school. God had prepared the hearts of many of the students and teachers before we spoke in the school, and 324 students and 9 teachers accepted Christ and committed their lives to Him. We are seeing God reveal His power and glory in a great way here this week.
Then after we were done at the school we all met back at the hotel in Santos, and from there we went to lunch. Afterwards the ladies from Mt. Carmel, Teresa, Missy, and Joyce, spoke at a women's outreach event at Igreja Batista Nova Jerusalem in Santos. Each of them spoke a part of the message, and the Holy Spirit touched and saved 22 of the women. There was a great response to the Gospel message, and we praise God for what He did.
After the women's event and a short time for rest, we all went with some folks from Igreja Batista Nova Jerusalem and spoke in the school EE Canada in Santos in their night classes for adults. We spoke in 6 classes and God once again moved strongly in many hearts, and 53 adult students and 1 teacher and the school director (principal) accepted Christ and committed their lives to Him. Unfortunately many of the students were not in school last night because of a soccer game that night. This happens in Brazil unfortunately, because they are crazy for their soccer.