June 14, 2012

A Difficult School

This week we spoke in the state school EE Marlene Leite, located in the Jardim Quietude part of Praia Grande, which is a  poor area of the city. The school is for students in 5th grade through high school. The principal told us that they have many problems with the students, including drugs, fights, vandalism... We had a few more problems than normal during the week with some students acting out while we were speaking in the classes, but all in all we had a great week. Also, during the break time one day some students threw some fireworks in the school that sounded like a small bomb.

We worked with Igreja Batista Cidade Ocian, and their participation in the project was very good. It was a challenging week, but God did a mighty work in the hearts of many of the students & teachers. Many responded to the Gospel message, and 554 students and 13 teachers accepted Christ and committed their lives to Him. We also had several opportunities to talk to students about the church, and many are interested in a ministry at the church that teaches English as a free ministry. We praise God for what He did this week, and for the privilege of being able to participate in His mission to seek and save lost people. 

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