July 1, 2018
Dear brothers and sisters,
Thanks to the Lord we are doing well and have had a great month. Time does not stop or wait. It is hard to believe July is here.
The works are all doing well. God has blessed as we reach out into the communities. All our works involve lots of time on the road. We are working in 4 different communities during the week. Kathy and the team of youth she works with go every Monday to Ubim to have the children’s club. Her car is 18 years old and has had lots of problems. I would like to get another car for her. Please pray with us that God will provide a means.
We started youth meeting at the Ubim community on Saturday night. Through this, we plan on reaching out to the adults. There is an Indian tribe right behind this community and you can only go there if invited. A couple of weeks ago an Indian lady came by the church and asked Kathy what was going on there. So Kathy explained it was a kids club that taught the Bible. She asked “Can my daughters come?” Kathy said, “Sure!” Well last week we had six that came! Praise the Lord!
The services that we have on Friday night at Serra Baixa community is doing well and we always have visitors. Please continue to pray for the salvation of those that have never trusted the Lord. This last Friday our truck was loaded. We took 25 people. Kathy’s car wasn’t working.
The mother church is doing well and this month we are planning our outreach festival. This is a great time to get the whole church involved and a special time to reach out and bring people from the community close to the church to have contact with the church and to hear about God. The festival is July the 28th. Pray that we can reach many people.
The church at Iranduba is coming along. We have been doing visitation. The couple from Venezuela is helping out quite a bit there. Pray with us that God will lead us to a place to buy or rent. The place we have now is not very big and not in the best place.
Our night off is always on Tuesday, but last week a man who has been coming to our church asked us to have a service at his mother’s house. She is very catholic and he wanted her to hear the gospel. It was great! There were 25 there.
Also, we had a blessing last week. A young lady who was coming to our church wanted to get saved but her mother is very catholic and didn’t want her at another church. Well, she got saved and her mother was ok with that. Now she and a young man from our church are planning on getting married. Her mother said, “Only if a priest does the wedding.” We told her let’s just pray and God will take care. Sure enough. A couple who is their friends and are from our church got married last week. The young lady’s mother was there for the wedding. When they got home, her mother said, “I would like for you to get married at that place and have that pastor to do your wedding.” She was so happy. Praise the Lord.
We thank each of you for your love prayers and support. May God bless each of you.
Odali & Kathy Barros
Caixa Postal 1
Iranduba, Amazonas 69.415.000
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