EMPOWER – PAZ Conference 2018

EMPOWER – PAZ Conference 2018

Coming soon the great EMPOWER – PAZ Conference!  Empower, is an English word meaning to give power.

An annual conference for all leaders and members of the PAZ churches with the purpose of empowering them to fulfill the mission of making disciples of the Nations and implanting the Kingdom of God, primarily through the planting of new churches.

The event will be September 20-23, 2018.  September 20th (morning) and 21st (evening) are programs reserved for ordained PAZ pastors; and on the 21st (after 2pm), 22nd (all day) and 23rd (morning) are programs for all the PAZ family and guests.

The conference this year will be held at Estância Árvore da Vida, Sumaré/SP. Estância is renowned for its vast green campus with a great variety of trees, lakes, kiosks, walking trails, etc.

We will have the illustrious presence of two north-American pastors Craig Terndrup and Charley Elliott (Gateway Church, USA) and our precious leaders Jeff Hrubik and Abe Huber.  We also will have national pastors Paulo Mazoni (Igreja Batista Central, Belo Horizonte) and Joel Cardoso (Igreja Metodista Renovada).  We will also many other precious pastors from our pastoral team.

The praise and worship will be led by the PAZ São Paulo ministry team.

By the grace of God, we believe this conference will mark your life forever.  They will be days in which the Lord will bring growth, wisdom and anointing over your life and ministry.

Sign up and more information at: www.pazempower.com

Jeff & Becky Hrubik
Presidents of Mission PAZ

Choose Life

Choose Life

How do you reach a land with the love of God when less than 1% is Christian? How do you reach a land that is affluent, not needing social assistance like most other countries? This has been the cry of our prayers ever since launching churches in Japan, and over the last couple of years God has shown us very clearly the need of the Japanese. If we meet the need, they will find the love of the Savior.

Will you help us meet the need in Japan? We have the right people in place. We have many volunteers finishing their training. We have found our first coffee shop/church location and rented it.

We have already raised $25,000 of our $200,000 goal and now we need your help to raise the remaining $175,000 necessary to turn this incredible ministry opportunity into a reality. We believe that this will make the difference for the church in Japan to reach and transform more people than ever before with the love of Jesus.

Between life and death, CHOOSE LIFE!

Between life and death, CHOOSE LIFE!

How do you reach a land with the love of God when less than 1% is Christian? How do you reach a land that is affluent, not needing social assistance like most other countries? This has been the cry of our prayers ever since launching churches in Japan, and over the last couple of years God has shown us very clearly the need of the Japanese. If we meet the need, they will find the love of the Savior.

The Need to Fly

The Need to Fly

Satellite view of one of our rivers

Project AmaZon has a long history with aviation. Our founder, Luke Huber, was passionate about flying. With airplanes he could travel much faster, allowing him to maximize the talents the Lord had given him. With all the advantages of flying in the Amazon also come many risks, which we learned with difficulty over 20 years ago when Luke was killed in an airplane accident. This was a great shock to the mission and after much prayer we made a decision to put our own aviation program on “hold”.

Matt performing maintenance work

Instead, we partnered with Asas de Socorro (the Brazilian branch of MAF-Mission Aviation Fellowship) for a few years. However, four years ago, ASAS re-stationed their Santarém airplane and we were left with no access to aviation. But God had a plan. During this period, He was preparing our own missionary, Matt Steidinger and his family, to help with our program. Matt is a licensed mechanic with almost ten years of flying experience in a variety of aircraft. Matt and Janelle joined our team in 2013 and since then the Lord has been working to slowly restore our program. Through generous donations and a relationship with a partnering mission, we now have access to four airplanes! Along with Matt, we also have two Brazilian pilots involved in our aviation program. God is putting things into place for us to again use these airplanes to strategically and efficiently advance The Kingdom here in the Amazon Basin.

Investing in Brazilian Pilots

Lucas Cordeiro

Lucas Cordeiro is the son of Pastor Nilton, one of Luke Huber’s first disciples. Lucas’s first flight was in a small ultra-light with his father and Luke Huber. When Lucas, at a mere 9 years old, reached for the controls, Luke looked at him, patted his hand and said, “your time will come”. That simple phrase has stuck with him and encouraged him over the years as he has fought to realize his dream of being a missionary pilot here in the Amazon Basin. In 2009, after years of planning, studying, and sacrifice, Lucas received his private pilot’s license. Since then, he has gained experience, not only taking pastors out to the river communities, but also using these planes to supervise the various churches and cell groups he and his wife Ruth are responsible for overseeing along the rivers.

Strategic Planning

We need more pilots and airplanes as part of our strategic plan to reach the communities spread across the vast Amazon Basin. We want to invest in the training of other Brazilians like Lucas to help them get their pilots’ license. We want to provide ongoing training to improve their skills as they dedicate their lives to this vital ministry to reach the Amazon for Christ.

Your investment in PAZ will help other people like Lucas fulfill their dream of flying with us to reach the unreached of the Amazon. We want others to hear those same words that our founder, Luke, spoke to Lucas so many years ago: “Your day will come!”

In Christ,


Jeff and Becky – for the PAZ team!



Year End Update

Year End Update

Inside church

Sandra and Nilton Celebrating

Three years ago Nilton and Sandra left their successful business and moved to the interior town of Murumuru to plant a church. During this time, and much faster than they had imagined, they raised up a strong body of believers and are also planting other churches. This past weekend we had a wonderful celebration as we dedicated their new church building. With tears of joy, Nilton and Sandra were overwhelmed at what God has done! But the dedication service was nothing compared to the stories of the lives that have been changed in Murumuru.

Julie and finacee

Julie and Fiance

One of those people was Julie. Although raised in Murumuru, as a teenager she left home and went to the large capital city of Manaus to “discover life.” However, what she discovered was misery. She became involved with activities that were leading her to destruction. Her life was so empty and she entered into depression.

Finally, coming to her senses, she decided to return home. Now 29 years old, she discovered love and acceptance like she had never known before from the members of the church. She discovered that the people were so loving because they had also experienced the love and forgiveness that only Christ offers us as we give our lives to Him. She couldn’t resist that Love and gave her life to Jesus! The depression is gone! She now has purpose for her life! She is finishing high school and is engaged to a Christian from the Murumuru church!

Disciples we took with us.

Outside of new Murumuru church

This type of story is being repeated many times over. People living sacrificial lives, giving their time and finances to reach the unreached.

And, like Julie, through the one-on-one discipleship happening throughout the PAZ churches people are being loved, cared for, and challenged to fulfill the call of God on their lives!

Moto

Having fun on the Moto

We feel so privileged to have you standing alongside PAZ. Your love has been so evident through the prayers and finances and the teams that have come to physically participate. Thank you so much!

As we come to the close of 2014 we would like to challenge you to give liberally to PAZ as you do your year-end giving. We have plenty of needs for more boats, motorcycles, four-wheel-drive vehicles, church construction, training centers, etc. as we continue our outreach. PAZ operates debt-free and charges no administrative fees.

We pray that God will continue to richly pour out His blessings on your lives as He has done with PAZ. With God’s help we will do mighty things!

In Christ,
Jeff and Becky, for the PAZ Team

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Church Construction

Building Going Up

Viktoria with fish

Viktoria Holding a Fish

Trees

Life on the River

Boat with people

A Team on the Boat

Joaquim with parrot

Joaquim Talking to a Parrot