The first ministry missions report, in PDF format, of our 30th year of work in Brazil is now available for your perusal and prayers. Click it and read:
It details the first month of the new work in our home, as well as a bit on our trip to the northeast and some prayer concerns.
Please download it and share with your congregation, or just share the link to this post with your Christian friends.
We’ve put it in a PDF file to make it easier to share with elderships and missions committees, so we ask the patience of others.
Here it is, in Q&A format.
Evangelist Jose Antonio Zara
A brother from the northeast city of Salvador travels tomorrow to his home state of Minas Gerais, to teach a group interested in the gospel. Jose Antonio Zara knows many of them, some of them relatives.
This trip is especially exciting to us, since the Taubaté church paid in full for his flight. Continue reading
Besides the two classes I am to give this weekend on the NT church, I was also invited to give the only lesson Sunday morning to close out the lectureship.
My assigned topic is “Constant Growth” based upon 1 Peter 2.1-21. Continue reading
The New Testament church and “Growing Continually” are my teaching and preaching topics assigned me for the 28th annual Northeast Christian Lectureship, held this year in the city of Maceió Jan. 16-19.
I’ll have two afternoon sessions for the class, and a Sunday morning slot for the message. The latter is to be based on 1Pt 2.1-20.
The theme of this year’s event is “Working Out Your Salvation.”
The lectureship rotates among cities in Brazil’s northeast region.
The actual location of the event will be at a denominational youth camp some 15 miles up the coast. See video for photos.
Vicki will accompany me on the trip. We’ll arrive Thursday night, missing the opening session. We fly back Sunday evening.
I have taught several times at this lectureship, but in other cities. It’s been a few years since we’ve been to the northeast.
This will be our first time in Maceió, so we’re looking forward to meeting the brethren there.
Your prayers for this trip will be greatly appreciated.
Please read the PDF file below for a report covering last month, with some touches about the whole year, and see what new work we’re up to for 2014!
Also, please share this with others who might be interested in praying for and supporting the GoSpeak/Forthright ministry.
Update: We accidently counted some unbaptized children in the number of saints in the SJCampos/Jardim Esplanada congregation. Instead of 30, there are 26 total baptized people.