Saturday, September 21, 2013

VBS 2013

VBS 2013
We had a wonderful week of VBS , doing games, crafts, Bible Stories and puppets. Each day we had about 35 kids and 18 of them accepted Jesus as their Savior!  
Thank you for making it possible for them to hear the Gospel!

Please continue to pray for the children of Miratejo. We are planning for a winter VBS.

Pray that Deborah would start coming with her friends to youth group.

Lara and Carolina have started to come to church each week, please pray that they will continue to come and grow in their faith.

Friday, July 19, 2013

Now it's official!

Pastor Evandro retired from the pastorate this last Sunday.
Mário and the church´s team of deacons.
The youth leaders and us.
A special presentation during the service.
Pastor Evandro gave Mário a staff and a backpack full of stones.
Lorena was being a good girl.
These are the stones that came in the back pack: Faith, Rock, Victory, Cooperation, Prayer, 
Compassion, Guidance.

Summer Fun!

This last Monday we took a drive with our friends to see the countryside. It was fun to see the Almoroul castle, swim in the river and have a picnic. 

Saturday, June 15, 2013


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Today Mário is helping organize an evangelistic soccer tournament in a new church plants city, pray for teams to come and open doors to reach young people in Montijo, Portugal. We girls had to stay home, there was no room in the van. :(

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Step by Step

Bible Quiz Team

 Youth Ministry

In January and February we had a wonderful time working with the youth discipleing them and teaching them to serve the Lord. Each year WoL host "Youth Involved" an activity designed to help the youth discover and develop the talents and gifts God has given them. Each of the young men prepared an evangelistic message, or a small sermon, the young women prepared Bible lesson for children, they could also sing, present a skit, puppets, be a part in Bible quizzing and other categories. This year about 10 different churches participated taking their youth to do their different presentations and best were reworded with medals.
We thank God for the many talents and gifts he has given our youth. Please pray with us that they will use them for His glory and to build up the church.

"to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up" Ephesians 4:12

Paulo´s first time doing evangelism.

Children´s Bible story teachers.

Getting Things Ready for Baby
It has been fun these last few weeks to be able to change a few things around the house and get things ready for baby Lorena. Our land lords were happy to let us paint and actually gave us a crib!
The people at church are also very excited for our baby to arrive; the women have had their eyes open collecting baby clothes and accessories. 
There are actually three of us that are expecting baby girls in March-April, so there should be a lot of crying going on during the church services in a couple months.
Please pray for us during these next few weeks in which baby will be arriving and we will be learning to take care of our little one.
New dresser, and rug.

Rafael & Mário putting the crib together.

Upcoming Activities:
Baby Shower @ Mário´s home church - March 16th
Kids Easter week - March 19th-21st
Ladies Easter Tea - March 23rd
Easter Sunday - March 31st
Due date - April 1st
Lancy´s mom arrives - April 5th
Evangelistic Sports Event - May 1st
Mário´s Examination and Ordination - May 18th
90 women at the ABWE ladies tea.

Thank you so much for your love, prayer and support during this special time of our lives. 

"For to this you were called, because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that you should follow His steps"
1 Peter 2:21

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Getting Ready!

Things are slowly coming together for baby Lorena's arraival. We have been blessed! Please pray for this next month to go smoothly.

Friday, January 18, 2013

Thank you for praying for our trip back to Lisbon, it was long and we missed a flight, but everything is well and we are getting back into the swing of things around here.

Thanks for taking time to read the letter! God Bless.

Monday, January 7, 2013