Tuesday, May 17, 2016

New Pastor for Portugal

This past Saturday we were able to be a part of Miguel´s testing to be a pastor. The last two years he has been pastoring our sister/daughter church in the Santa Marta neighborhood. Now he was able to be questioned in his Theology, Salvation and call to ministry, and positions on christian ethics. The questioning took about two hours and then the group of about ten  pastors, from different baptist groups, unanimously recognized and recommended him to the ministry. Miguel and his family are good friends  and it is good to see them growing in their ministry to the Lord. Next Saturday will be his ordination. Thank you for keeping them in their prayers.
Miguel being questioned

Mario, Miguel, Samuel, Tiago, pastors and friends

Saturday Miguel was ordained to the ministry. our prayer is that God will continue to use him and his wife Loida for His glory.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

God has done more than we have asked for

Mário called me just after finishing up at the school where Fernando Soriano, the Argentine missionary, who was saved out of drugs and is living with HIV, just gave his presentation and testimony.

"God has done more than we have asked for" where his words to me. The government officials really enjoyed Fernando´s presentation they all had tears in their eyes as they were listening to his testimony.  They want to meet with Mário and Miguel to discuss with them Fernando´s coming back and speaking in all the schools in our county They want all the kids in each school to hear. They want him to give workshops to the parents about drug prevention and to speak at other community groups.

Please pray for this meeting, and pray for Fernando, his health and his trip back to Portugal in November. Pray for these open doors to stay open. Fernando openly preaches the gospel while giving his testimony and we have enemies that do not want the gospel to be heard.

Thank you for your prayers, God has heard them!
Fernando in red and his translator, Rui on the right.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Scoccer Tournament Results

Diogo with Denzel and Gabriel.

Mário with one young man who went forward expressing his desire to know Christ.
Mário and Diogo, a young man in our church who works with the soccer ministry, took the group of Jr. High kids to the Word of Life tournament. They had a great time playing, for most of the kids this was their first time out to a tournament. Mário gave his testimony and then the gospel was preached. None of the kids from the team made a profession for Christ, but seeds are planted. Please pray that God would touch and transform the neighborhood kids from Miratejo.