Monday, November 29, 2010

Thursday, September 9, 2010

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Saturday, August 21, 2010

Vacation Bible School is coming up soon, September 2nd-5th. Please pray for lots of new kids to come!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Youth Camp!

We had a busy and fun last week. On Monday we headed out with 25 teenagers on a hour and half drive to Ericeira, Portugal where Word of Life has there camp. The gosple message was preached several times and praise the Lord,  9 of 25 the teenagers asked Christ to be their Savior. David and Rui, are cousins,they have been coming to the youth group off and on during the last couple of months. They both accepted Christ this week and it was fun too hear them talking to each other that they were gonna help each other out to be faithful to coming to church and the youth group. Rui was named the best camper of the week along with Cátia another girl that had come with our group. Please continue to pray for the youth of Miratejo.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Kids Camp 2010

Please also remember to pray for:

• The 15 young people from Miratejo that are also working at the camp.

• VBS coming up in September.

• School starts in September and we would like to start the after school Academic Club at church.

• Wisdom, Holiness, and Safety as we serve our Saviour.

Monday, July 5, 2010

Work Day!

Youth from Miratejo & Barreiro both to a trip out to the CEF camp to help them get ready from there summer camps. They all had a great time working hard and then taking a dunk in pool after a hot day of work.
Ricardo from Barreiro is now at camp as a kids counselor.

Friday, July 2, 2010

A Wonderful Sunday

Clap your hands, all you nations;
shout to God with cries of joy.
How awesome is the LORD Most High,
the great King over all the earth!
Psalms 47:1-2

Oh,what a wonderful Sunday!
Here in Miratejo ten were baptized.
I has been a privilege to see many of these saved, coming to church, growing, and now taking the step of being baptized.The Almeida Family arrived at our church last October.
They had been without a church for about ten years and were invited by a man in the church to come to ours, since then they have not missed. While at church their two daughters have accepted Christ as their Saviour.

Elizabet & Fatima Gomez. Fatima came to know the Lord July last year then in October brought her mother with her and she was saved and in December Fatima´s son Rafael also came to know the Saviour.
Pray that their husbands would come to know the Lord soon.
Rafael Gomez is being discipled by Mário, it has been really neat to see him grow and get involved with the youth group and church.
Sara Carvalho is fifteen she was invited to come to youth group early last year. After several weeks of coming asked Jesus Christ to be her Saviour. She is fun and lively, it has been great to see her bring her friends to church as well. For her baptism she brought a large group of her broken family.

Ricardo Lagna comes from one of the church families and grew up here at the church.
Barbara Viera two years ago came to know the Lord along with her mother.
They both have been attending church.
Pray for her grandmother who was in a car accident 3 months ago and has been in a coma ever since.

Thank you for being a part of the ministry here in Miratejo. Your prayers and support have given fruit for God´s glory.
May the Lord bless and keep you.

Monday, June 21, 2010

June 7th 2010

June is Family Month
So we have had many events on the calendar!

3 Churches got together for a church Pic-Nic and service at a Park.

Last week there was a national holiday so we rented a bus and joined 500 others at Word of Life to celebrate. There was a barbeque, soccer tournament, pool, and great preaching of the gospel where about 25 people accepted Christ as their Savior.

Today, until Saturday, every night we will have a seminar on “God’s Design for the Family”.
Bible Institute Students
Our good friends and co-workers from Miratejo were approved by the board of deacons to be sent by the church to go Study the Word of God at WOLBI in Argentina!

Both of these couples feel that the Lord has called them to full time ministry and have shown their desire to prepare themselves to serve. It will be great for the churches here in Portugal to have young couples like theses prepared to teach God´s Word.
School Starts in March, so from then until now they will be working and waiting for the funds needed to study.

Tiago & Sara Capote: Tiago is head of the music and is the youth Sunday school teacher, Sara is the organizer of the women’s ministries
Jairo & Lina both work alongside us with the youth ministries. Jairo is also the adult Sunday school teacher.

Happy Birthday Mario!

May 25th Mario turned 28, it was fun to be able to spend time with his mom and two sisters. His mom and sister Carla had never gone bowling so it was really fun to see them learn and trough the balls down the lane. :D

Please Pray
• For Mario’s father, especially for his salvation, we have been over to visit several times this last month and have not found him so well.
• For Wisdom as we make decisions and counsel others.
• For Dependence and Faithfulness to our Lord.
• Pray for Rui a teen who accepted Christ as his Savior with Mario and is coming to youth group.
• For Tatiana, Sara, Rafael, Thulio, Beatriz and other teens who we have started discipleship.
• For our car to be fixed soon.

May 2010

We made it back! After a long drive and two flights we made it back to Portugal. We arrived in the morning and that evening we moved the rest of our things into the apartment Pastor Evandro and his wife have lent to us until November. It is a beautiful house that the Lord has given us.

The young people in the churches are doing well, growing, this weekend we are taking them to a youth and leaders conference. Please pray that theses young people will grow to love and serve their Heavenly Father.

This Saturday it was a very rainy day, we were on the road going to the church for the youth group when we slid and had a accident that really damaged our car. We are both are just fine, but the car has a lot of work to be done on it. Please pray for provision to get that done so that we will be able to travel back and forth freely.
Thank you for partnering with us, let us together Praise the Lord for his goodness.

Praise the LORD, O my soul,
and forget not all his benefits.
Psalm 103:2
Mario & Lancy Pina

April, 2010

Hello from the Pina family!
At the end of March we flew from Portugal to Portland, Oregon and spent a few days with family and friends preparing for our wedding. On April 3rd we had a wonderful wedding surrounded by people we love. They came from Wyoming, Missouri, California, Florida, Georgia, New Jersey and other places to celebrate with us.
Many people from the church helped with decorating and setting everything up for the ceremony. God also provided a couple to take the pictures during the wedding and another good friend provided the food. A couple of men from the church were able to set up a camera and computer so that Mario’s family and friends in Portugal were able to watch the wedding online.
God truly has been good to us during this last month.
After getting married we got to spend a few days in Portland, and then traveled down to California. We have had a great time together seeing the sights and visiting many friends and some of my family so that Mario could meet and get to know them.
On our trip our two backpacks and laptop computers were stolen out of the back of our friend’s car, and only a few days later, praise the Lord, He provided us with a new computer.
We are now in Wyoming having a great time visiting my family for a few more days before we head back to Portugal May 4th.
Please pray for us as we go back. We need to finish moving our stuff into the house we will be staying in. The pastor of the church is on furlough in the US and has asked us to stay in his home until he comes back in November.
Also pray as there are many activities this summer: camp for the kids and teens at church in July and August, Vacation Bible School in September. We will also be getting ready to receive a mission team from Wyoming in October.
There are a couple of new projects that we are developing. One is an inter-church youth soccer league, and another is helping the youth at the church with their school work. For this we are thinking of an afterschool tutoring program.
Thank you so much for your prayers and support during these last few months of transition.
This last week we have been doing our devotional in Acts and can see the new believers scattered to the different cities around them, and God using them to take the gospel to the people even with the difficult circumstances that they encountered.
We don’t know what your current situation is but, thank you for being a part of taking God’s Word to Portugal.
Mário & Lancy Pina
P.S. If you would like to watch the recording of the wedding it is online at