Missionary Update: Odali & Kathy Barros in Brazil [April 2015]

Odali and Kathy Barros served the Lord in Sao Paulo, Brazil together from 1987-2013. In late 2013, they transitioned to Manaus in Northern Brazil to start sharing the Gospel and planting churches in villages along the river.

March 27, 2015

Greetings dear Brothers and Sisters,

Hope all is well with each of you and your loved ones.  We are all doing well, praise the Lord! Kathy and our son Tito are in the US for Kathy to see her parents.

Things here are coming along really well.  Next month I will become the pastor of the church here that we have been attending and working with. My brother is going to pastor the church I was a pastor of in GARÇA, São Paulo. Also, we have a great blessing from a group that builds churches in Brasil.  This group wanted to help a missionary son. Judson Hatcher told them he knew some that had land for a church and needed a building. We met with the people involved and, the Lord willing, in July we should have a building. All we will need to do is put down the floor and feed them. What a blessing! It is in the community called Multirao.

The work in Ubim is doing great!  A few weeks ago it was pouring down rain so I called the people that we use the home to have services in and asked if it was raining. The lady said it was really raining so I told her we were not going.  The next week when we went, we were surprised to find out that 7 kids had come any way. We told the kids we were sorry that we had not come and that we were never miss even if it was pouring down rain. It has been so fantastic to see the kids change. The adults are very slow. There are so many kinds of churches. So pray with us that we can be able to teach these people about salvation by grace. The churches they go to are works.

We had a Sister church from MANAUS to come out and do some evangelism in the church and several communities near us. It was great and several people got saved.  Now the churches doing follow up visitation.  The group also did some social work, like cutting hair, doctor, dental hygiene and mesotherapy.

There is one thing here that makes it difficult for some people to come to church. Many people do not have transportation.  Kathy and I drive 2 cars to church every service to help take people to church.  We are praying for God to helps us buy a van to be able to do more.

We want to thank all of you for your constant prayers and support. May God bless each of you.

Odali and Kathy

Odali & Kathy Barros
Caixa Postal 1
Iranduba, Amazonas 69.415.000
Brasil, S.A.
odali_kathy[at]hotmail.com
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