Monday, February 25, 2008

Gilson working on building the Scaffolding

Pastor Ricardo Silva received a generous donation of $500 and he is using that money to make scaffolding to rent out. Construction is all over the place in this region of Brazil and Ricardo has taken the parable of the talents (Matt. 25:14-30) and is putting it into practice by stretching that $500 to eventually bring in a lot more money. Since the US dollar is dropping in value things like this need to happen to stay at full support. Ricardo's goal is to make 100 scaffolding units. He is really close to his goal and is only lacking a bit more money.
If you would like to help with the purchase of the scaffolding material
please send a check earmarked Ricardo Silva scaffolding project to:
World Renewal Intl. PO BOX 399
Greenfield, IN 46140

Here is Ricardo's baby girl being cute Ricardo's wife Kattia is the one passing her

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Ever expanding

The new school year has kicked off and the Alcance is full of young children and new teachers. There are 57 students this year with more to come in the next month. The International school has been a huge success these past 3 years and it just keeps getting bigger. With the popularity of the school, the ministry has been able to reach a whole new group of people. God's Word is truly being spread in creative ways.
Speaking of creative evangelism the Community Church of Acacias is starting a youth group program tonight and the main draw is going to be the Nintendo Wii video game system brought here by Jeff & Lindsay Turner. (This most likely is the only Nintendo Wii in northeast Brazil) Pray that God uses this as a great tool to bring young people to Christ. We have high hopes for this. David Moraes will be a big part of the youth group leadership. He was going to ask his father, Tele if they could start one and before he could ask, Tele came to him asking if he could help start a youth group program. Praise God!
Jeff & Lindsay Turner have arrive in Brazil safely and are starting to get more acclimated to begin back. Lindsay has already started teaching at the International school and Jeff is helping out at the school this year also. Jeff is also busy finishing the networking at the Alcance and getting better communication setup for a new website. Also, more blog posts should be coming a lot more frequently. (Maybe I should stop talking about myself in 3rd person too)
I will try to update the Google Map of the Churches with more up to date Prayer requests.

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