Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Missions Conference October 2011




In October we had our Missions conference here at church. Pastor Marcelo came from Madrid to preach and Mario did the translating for him. It was a great time to hear the Word and be challenged by it.

I Lancy, and Lídia were in charge of the children's missions conference, it was good to be able to teach the children about Peter and how God used him to reach others.
We also were telling them stories of others used by God such as Jony Erickson, and Amy Carmichel. Please pray that our church will be able to look out and share with those in need of the Savior.

Friday, September 2, 2011

We are leaving in 15 minutes on the mission trip to Madrid with the youth from Miratejo, please pray for us! We will be back sunday night late.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Kids Camp 2011

The kids had a great week of camp! We took nine kids and two of them accepted Christ as their Savior!

 Bruna, helping her girls hop to the end.











Get ready....
 Set....  Puuuulllllll!!

Make sure that baloon pops!


Could you get though the tangly box at Word of Life Portugal?
 Douglas, Henrique, Duda and Leo having a great time!
Great Bible Teachers!


Fun Presentations!

Great group of counselors.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Off to Camp!

We are off to camp today with a lare group off teens, not as many as we were hoping for but shurly the Lord will work in their lives. Please pray for the teens we are taking, 8 of them are not believers and desperaly need Christ. It is good to have a whole week to talk with them. Mário will be teaching a seminar on leadership, and we both will be in the dorms with the teens as conselours.

Thank you for keeping us in your prayers!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

VBS coming up soon!

Please pray for VBS coming up the last week of August, I have had lots of work preparing the program, lessons, and activities. Last year we had 30 children from 6-12 years old. This year we are opening up for 3 to 12 year olds, and don´t have a lot of room at our church to be able to all the games and activites for the different age groups. We are shure the Lord will use this to bring children into His family!

Heather

Heather Plotz, from Garden Grove California has been with us this summer helping out with the ministry, she has been doing a fantastic job. Here is her blog about her time here in Portugal!

Thank you for praying!

Thank you for praying!
Last week we had a great week at the Baptist Camp. Praise the Lord, Mário did a great job preaching each night to the group of 40 teens. He also had a good talk with three of the young men who were not yet saved, and explain clearly the Gospel to them. They were not yet willing to make a decision for Christ. I, Lancy was able also to have a good talk with two of the girls that came forward to give their lives to living for Christ. Truly the best decision anyone can make.

Please continue to pray for the WOL camp, this week have been contacting all the teens we know here from Miratejo to see who will sign up for camp next week, please pray that their families will let them go, and pray for those who come from low income homes and do not yet have the money to go. We praise God, for touching the heart of one of the ladies from our church here in Miratejo, she offered to pay the 500 euros for the bus to take them to camp! Please pray with us that the bus will be full!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Getting ready for camp!

Please pray with me for Mário, he has been invited to preach every day next week at a church´s camp, and this week there has been a lot to do. Yesterday and this morning he took a man from church to the hospital, and hospitals take a long time. So please pray for Mário as he preparse for next week.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Summer Camp!

Summer camp is coming up very soon! Please pray with us, we have a large list of youth and children we would like to take to camp.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Praise the Lord! The bus was full. Nine girls and forty two guys showed up Saturday morning to travel 1 hour to the Word of Life camp for the Sports Marathon.

The girl´s team came in last place, but the girls were happy to have taken three friends with them to hear the Gospel.

The guy´s teams played hard, but were not able to win either.

Half way thru the tournament all the games were stopped and everyone gathered to hear the evangelistic message.

Joe Jordan a true evangelist preached the gospel with passion. Mário was his translator.

Sin that deceives
Sin that enslaves
Sin that scoffs
The escape from sin.


53 young people came forward to escape from their sin thru Jesus Christ. Of the 16 non beleivers that we had taken, 11 of them went forward at the call.




We might not have taken home any of theses trophies, but thank the Lord we are on the winning team. Christ in the lives of these young people is a rewarded that will never perish.
“Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal.  Matthew 6:19-20

New Prime Minister



Portugal's governing Socialist Party has admitted defeat in the general election.
Socialist leader Jose Socrates said he accepted responsibility for the defeat and resigned as head of his party.
The victorious centre-right Social Democrats (PSD) led by Pedro Passos Coelho are expected to form a majority with the conservative CDS.
The new government must implement a demanding austerity programme as a condition for an EU bail-out.
Exit polls gave the PSD between 37% and 42.5% of the vote, ahead of the Socialists who scored between 24.4% and 30%.
"These are clear results which the Socialist Party wants to recognise. All the results point to a win for the PSD and a defeat for the Socialists," Economy Minister Jose Vieira da Silva said.
Announcing his resignation to party supporters in Lisbon, Mr Socrates said: "This defeat is entirely mine and I want to assume full responsibility for it.
"I feel it is necessary to open a new political cycle that is able to prepare a consistent alternative. I want to give the Socialist Party the space to discuss its future and select a new leadership."
All the main parties are backing the 78bn euro ($116bn; £70bn) bail-out, which requires tough austerity measures amid a faltering economy and a debt crisis.
'Difficult period'
As his victory became clear, Mr Passos Coelho said he would do "everything possible" to make sure Portugal honoured the terms of the bail-out.
"I want to guarantee to those who are watching us from abroad that Portugal does not intend to be a burden for the future to other countries that lent us the means that we needed today to face up to our responsibilities," he said.
Earlier, as he cast his own vote, he acknowledged that the country faced "a very difficult period for the next two or three years".
He added: "I am sure that we will make the necessary change and Portugal will achieve new prosperity with economic growth."
Socialist leader Jose Socrates campaigns in Lisbon, 3 JuneMr Socrates resigned as prime minister in March, triggering the early elections after the opposition in parliament rejected his minority government's fourth austerity package in less than a year. He then acted as caretaker prime minister.
Portugal is faced with unemployment of more than 12% and an economy that is expected to contract by 2% this year and next.
Mr Passos Coelho suggested this week that he was the preferred candidate of donors to the bail-out fund.
"We are going to cut state waste and excesses while finding a way for the needy to get what they need," he told supporters.
Before the vote, Mr Socrates accused the Social Democrats of pursuing a "radical right-wing agenda" and criticised Mr Passos Coelho for lacking experience in government.
The terms of the bail-out call for tax increases, a freeze on state pensions and salaries, and cuts in unemployment benefits.
"The road with this package is long and filled with reforms which may be politically difficult to pass," Diego Iscaro, an economist at IHS Global Insight, told Reuters news agency.
BBC News

Friday, June 3, 2011

Big Weekend!

Please take a moment to pray for us during this weekend.

Prais the Lord we have a bus load of 51 young people for the futsal teams ready to leave tomarow morning for the sports maraton.
16 of those going are non believers so pray that we would trust Christ as their Savior!

Also, Lancy and the women from the church will be having their ladies retreat. Pray that the women will be encouraged to live lives for Him.

God Bless,

Friday, May 27, 2011

Be a part of the evangelistic ministry!

Mário has been working with a large group of teens. Every Saturday he has been training six futsal teams. It is an outreach program that Mário has been developing, it has been really good to see him start with 10 guys from the youth group, and now they have constantly friends from school and around the neighborhood that come and play with them. They have devotions before they play, and many of the guys have been very interested, several of them have come to church.

Next Saturday there will be a big evangelistic tournament organized by Word of Life, we would like to invite you to pray about this day, that many of the young men would come to know the Lord. We ask that you might consider helping pay for the transportation to the tournament. Most of the young men come from families, with not a lot of resources, and the financial crisis in Portugal dose not help.

If you would like to give towards this evangelistic ministry please send your gift to:

Faith Christian Mission
781 Webb to Kinsey Rd.
Webb, AL 36376 




And how can anyone preach unless they are sent? As it is written: 
“How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!” 
                                                Romans 10:15

God Bless you,
                                                    Mário & Lancy




Happy Birthday Mario!


Friday, April 29, 2011

Family Sunday





Mário and Carla












Mário´s Father Mário, and his mother Lucilia

Together we had a nice easter lunch and dinner at our house, and they came with us to church. 
Were we had a Easter musical. Traditional Hymns were sung and the drama was about 5 different men that met Jesus, and how that changed there lives forever. We saw this video http://skitguys.com/videos/item/some-chose-some-did-not/ , translated it and produced it for an evangelistic Easter service.

Please remember to continue to pray for the salvation of Mário´s father, he has heard the Gospel several times, but has not yet made a decision for Christ. Also pray for Karla, who has many decisions to make for her future, pray that she would give her life to the Lord and follow Him.



Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Kids Easter Camp

Please pray for the kids camp coming up this Monday threw Saturday. A group of seven teens are going to work at camp and hopefully we can get ten children to go as well. I have been speaking to the parents and most of them are not able to pay. Please pray for the Lord to provide.



Spring is finally here, the many cherry trees here in Portugal are just beautiful.
Two weeks ago we were blessed to be able to help with games and teaching evangelism, at a weekend camp up north. It is good to see a new young group of teens learning to share the Gospel grow in their walk with the Lord.

Last Sunday we celebrated our first anniversary! Time goes bye so quickly. Thank the Lord for his goodness, in taking care of us, every step of our lives.

Please continue to pray for Lancy, she is working more closely with the women's ministry here at church, two weeks ago we had a ladies tea, 40 women from Miratejo and 40 from several other churches.  In two weeks weekly Bible studies in homes will start.

Thank you for your continuing prayers and support

In Him,               Mário & Lancy Pina

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Pray for Portugal

The Prime minister resigned last night. 
Portugal has been in an Economic crises and now has no Prime Minister.
Madrid, Spain (CNN) -- Portuguese Prime Minister Jose Socrates resigned Wednesday in a televised speech to his debt-ridden nation after parliament rejected his government's austerity plan intended to ease the financial crisis.