Ministries Thriving in Multiple Communities

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.

August 17, 2017

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

We praise God for each of you. We pray all is well with each church and each family. We are doing great. God has blessed the work and protected us each day.

The ministries are doing well and growing. The mission in the community of Multirão is doing great and growing. We have a group of 3 couples that work there. They had never done this kind of church ministry. It is exciting to them working and the work growing. The work had lots of children and now the parents are coming! So exciting to see God at work!

The work where Kathy has a club is growing. We were praying about finding a place to buy or build. They use a family’s porch, and the space is getting small. We have an average of 50. Well last month, talking to a friend, he mentioned that his church in the USA wanted to build another church, and would I know who needed one!?  I gladly said I do know someone, my wife and I! “Well,” he said, “please send me some pictures of the work there and I’ll send them to my church.” Well they have already given us an answer. All we need to do is buy the land. We have a little house in the city near us that we are trying to sell. Pray that it will sell!

The work at the mother church is growing. And each day, more of the members are getting involved. This Saturday we are having a festival to bring people from the communities near us to visit the church. We live in an area that is like farmland. People live scattered out. Also, many people do not have transportation. Since we have a bus, we pick up people for church.

All our work requires us to drive a lot each week. Therefore, we have a need for good transportation. We drive approximately 200 miles a week just going to church services. Please pray that God will provide the finances so we can get newer transportation.

Thanks for your love, support and your prayers! God bless each of you!

Love, Odali & Kathy Barros

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