January 25, 2018
Dear Brother and Sisters,
Hope all is well with each of you and that you are enjoying blessings from our Lord and Savior. We are doing great and excited about what God is doing in our ministry! The end of the year was great and we had wonderful time of fellowship with the members of our churches.
The missions are doing wonderful and seeing God work. The mission in the community of Multirão has had several adults coming and some have been saved. The group working there is really excited.
The mission in Iranduba is doing great. We are excited to see the members getting excited about bringing and going out where the people are. We have started a new project on Saturdays. Instead of have youth meeting at the church, we go out to open places like parks. There we do different things, such as giving out something to eat or doing different activities with the kids. Then we give the people a pamphlet with the church’s address and the hours of the services. Last Sunday we had 12 visitors as a result of the visit to the park. There was a little girl there who left everyone amazed. She said, “I love God so much—if my mom lets me go to your church, will you teach me to pray?” We are praying for God to show us a lot in this city also. The building we are in is rented, is not in a real good location, and is not a practical building.
The mission of Ubim now has a lot. We closed on the land yesterday. It costed approximately $5000. We gave a down payment of $1600 and the rest was divided in five payments. We want to thank those who have given for the purchase of the land.
At the main church, Pedras Vivas (Living Rock), we have added more activities since we have more room now—especially working with teenagers. We have an increase in this age group and we are excited to see more and more youth getting involved. We are also working on increasing the number of people in the worship ministry. At this moment we have a teacher coming and teaching piano and we are also getting more people involved in singing.
We thank each of you for your love and support and your prayers. God bless each of you. Please continue to pray for each of these places.
Love in Christ,
Odali and Kathy