Thursday, December 23, 2010

Christmas in Brazil

Christmas time in Brazil does not mean snow and reindeer, but it does mean banquets and time spent with friends and family. All of the community churches will be or have already had their Christmas banquets. There is even an all church banquet for the pastors and leadership of the churches.

Each church will do something special and different for their banquets. Lagoa de Itaenga Community Church did a Christmas play with the kids that attend the church.

The Birthday Party for Jesus gifts are being handed out at the Living Stones programs and also we were able to stretch the gifts some to hand out at some of the churches with kids ministries like Pastor Ricardo's church in Lagoa de Itaenga.
Please consider giving to World Renewal Brazil this Christmas through the Online Donation site.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Tele & Heather Moraes to the USA

With mission conferences right around the corner. Tele and Heather are headed to the USA. Here is a few places you can see them at:

Oct 31 noon to 130 pm at Brandyvine Community Church

Nov 13 10 am to 2 pm at Brookville Road Community Church

Monday, Nov 1 at Northwest Friends Church (9889 W 66th Ave. Arvada, CO)  7:00 p.m.

Wednesday, Nov 3 at Calvary Bible Church  (220 S. Handley Wichita, KS)  7:00 p.m.

Thursday, Nov 4 Barclay College  (607 N. Kingman, Haviland, Kansas)  10:50 a.m. chapel at Haviland Friends Church (205 N. Kingman)
               7:00 p.m. at Haviland Friends Church

Monday, October 18, 2010

Reunitaria 2010 - Community Church Reunion

All of the community churches get together once a year for a big camp reunion to play games and worship together. Since more of the churches do not have a baptism, this was the perfect time to baptize those who had gone through the course and wanted to express their belief publicly. This year we saw the Community Church of Paudalho win overall for the games. It was a great time of fellowship and friendship. Let's pray together that God will continue to bless and grow the churches in northeast Brazil.

From Reunitaria 2010

Monday, September 27, 2010

Frank Penna with new Evangelical Friend's Church in Brazil

Frank Penna is in Brazil for 2 weeks to help encourage Pastor Valmir and the start of the first Evangelical Friend's Church in Brazil. It will be in the community of Santo Antonio (Saint Anthony) in the city of Carpina, PE.
They had an open invitation to visit the local public school. The video below is of the kids singing a song about Zacchaeus and then Frank singing part of his version. They invited everyone to come to the service on Saturday.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Invasion of Kids & Tele Talk

We are already seeing the fruits of the short-term trips that came down in July. In the town of Lagoa de Itaenga, Pastor Ricardo's church, we had a VBS in early July. Ever since then the church has had more and more kids come to church on Sunday night for the service. Just last Sunday we had over 40 kids at church, there were so many that when it was time for the kids to go to their classroom it was decided that they should stay in the sanctuary and the adults would go to the classroom for the sermon.
This Sunday, August 29th, marks the church's anniversary and they are also holding their first mission conference. Pastor Asuério Naque will be preaching on Saturday and Pastor Tele will be preaching on Sunday.

Tele Talk Fasting for Brazil Families

Monday, August 09, 2010

Accident on Father's day

Yesterday was Father’s Day in Brazil and Tele Moraes was the guest preacher at Pauldho Community Church. On his way home a very drunk man walked out in front of his car. The man hit Tele’s windshield on the passenger’s side and was knocked off to the side of the road. The man did not break through the windshield so Tele was not hurt. Tele stopped the car to help the man. The man had a friend with him that was just as intoxicated who was trying to help the recently hit man across the road again. They were able to get the man to the hospital and despite a gash in his head the man is fine. Tele was able to talk to him about Christ and check on him again this morning. When Tele asked him if he was going to stop drinking the man replied, “Are you going to stop driving after this?”
Tele responded, “No, I am going to still drive.”
Then the man said ‘Well, I am not going to stop drinking.”
Tele will be going to visit him this afternoon again try to share the love of Christ Jesus.

Friday, July 30, 2010

Summer Trips

The summer short-term trips seems fast and furious. At the end of the school semester there was an English Camp which was World Cup themed. Seth Bartal along with Paul Jessup lead the mini sermons and application times. They focused on which team are you on, God's team or Satan's team. The camp lasted 3 days and it went really well.
Not a day after the English camp was over did the Medical Clinic team arrive. After they sorted all of the medicine they got to relax and visit churches over the weekend until the clinics started on Monday. They had clinics for 3 days in 3 different towns. They ran a clinic in a part of the town of Carpina called Santo Antonio that the ministry will be starting an Evangelical Friends Church plant.
The medical teams saw between 500 and 600 people total this year.

Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Tele Talk - June Personal update

Tele will be in the US until June 9th with a group from the International school of Carpina. This is the very first time we have taken kids from the school to visit the USA. Please pray for this trip and that they kids will have a better global perspective and see what is truly important in this life(Jesus Christ).

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Tele Talk- New Living Stones

New Tele Talk video is now live. Click on the picture to view from

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Timbauba Complete

Video update from the Community Church of Timabauba.


Tuesday, April 20, 2010


Last post I briefly talked about the Easter program at the international school, but now the videos are online. You can check them out at:

They are in Portuguese but it just shows how all of the ministry works together to show God's love. We have 3 different community church pastors playing the roles and an elder from the Carpina church. The roles are Harod, Pilot, Peter, and Judas. I still need to upload the video of Mary.

Monday, April 05, 2010

Community Church of Acacias

Emily Taylor  has a great update about the church that meets in the same building as the international school and seminary. This is the church that Tele Moraes pastors. Check out Emily's blog at the link below.

For Easter the International School put on some really cool plays for the kids. They were like mini plays, because there were stations that the kids went around to and listened to the actors talk about themselves. There was Judas, Peter, Harod, Mary, and a few others.

Monday, March 08, 2010

New Teachers for the Semester

Ruthe & Paul Jessup have joined the teaching staff this semester and they have a fresh perspective on the ministry here in northeast Brazil. Check out there blog site at:

We are already looking for teachers for the Fall 2010 semester. If you are interested in more information about teaching in Brazil please check out the website and contact us.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

A Praise from Frank Penna

A significant new partnership has been formed between Evangelical Friends Church - Eastern Region and World Renewal to plant Friends churches in northeast Brazil.  We are putting out a PRAYER CHALLENGE and call for people to pray with us for

FORTY DAYS (Tuesday, February 23 through Sat. April 3) for
FOUR HUNDRED communities within a days drive of Carpina, Brazil that do not have a gospel preaching church.
Our goal - 40 people praying daily with/for us as we launch this vital ministry.

If the Lord speaks to your heart about helping us in this way...SEND ME A RESPONSE in the next few days, and I will send you more information about how we might effectively pray together.

In Jesus' great grace,
Frank Penna
click on this link to view my blog:

You can reach Frank at:

Monday, February 01, 2010

Tele Talk with the new school year

Vacation has ended and the new school year for the international school has begun. Check out the video below as Tele Moraes shows you the new improvements to the Alcance and talks about the seminary and school.