Dear Friends and Family,
In the middle of January we sent a team to the city of Sao Luis, the capital of the state of Maranhao, to begin a new base of operations for the region. With this new base, PAZ now has a presence in all nine states that make up the Amazon Basin of Brazil. Becky and I recently visited there, and in just two months they already have 8 cell groups meeting in homes and over 50 people attending the Sunday service! It’s just amazing! From the love and compassion that we saw and experienced through this team, we know that God has great things in store for the work there.
Right now they are meeting in the back yard of Pastor Elson’s home for Sunday services and for the Tuesday leadership training meetings. We are in the middle of the rainy season and God has answered their prayers to hold off the rains during their services. But they desperately need somewhere to meet with more space and to avoid noise issues with the neighbors. Please pray with us that God would give them a meeting place that is in a strategic, accessible location and large enough for growth. Air conditioning would be wonderful too!
Speaking of God’s provision, one of the people attending the services has a furniture store. One day he sent a truck loaded with furniture to equip the office that is in Pr. Elson’s home also supplied additional furniture for their home! Needless to say, Pr. Elson and his wife Ramy were overwhelmed by God’s love and provision!
Isn’t it exciting to be a part of the wonderful work that God is doing?! Your prayers and finances continue to make a major impact in the Amazon!
Thanks so much for your love!
Jeff and Becky