March 8, 2014
Dear Brothers and Sisters,
Time flies by so fast that it is hard to believe that it is March 1st. We are getting adjusted to our home and getting repairs done. The Lord willing we will get the tile put done this week. The floors are just concrete floors. Our children have also started school and are adjusting well.
We have a van that we have purchased to use in the ministry. It needs some work done on it we have bought new tires for it. We have changed the parts on the sliding door and need to change the rubber around the doors. The van is for 16 passengers, a good size to use for having services in the new communities. There is room for taking instruments, chairs and some helpers also.
This week we are having a camp here at our place. There is a pastor of a church in Manaus that works in a poor area of town, who needed a place to have camp. They could not afford to rent a place so we let them use our place. We are glad that we can be of help to them and their church. We had a great time with them here. The church we attend came over on the last day to have fellowship with the other. The time together was wonderful.
The church that we are working with, which we mentioned in our last letter, is coming along great. Since then we have put on the roof, poured the concrete on the floors and stuccoed the walls. Every one is excited to get down so we can move into the new building. We are already making plans to start new works in 4 different places at the same time. We have 4 different teams that will be working in these places. We will be working with each team.
Pray for us in these projects, that God leads us each step of the way. The area that we will be directly involved in will be a challenge. The village is known for drugs and homosexuals. But we know that God changes lives. We already have one family that lives there and that wants to get involved. Praise God!
Titus, Jonas and Gabriel
Odali & Kathy Barros
Av. Victor Hugo Boaretto S/N
Garca, Sao Paulo 17.400,000