As part of our strategic plan, every two years PAZ has been opening a new base of operation in the capital cities of the nine states that comprise the Amazon Basin in Brazil. These are major centers of influence on the surrounding areas, and we plant strong churches in these cities that will have the financial and personnel resources to take the Gospel to the interior villages of each state. We are excited that in January we will be sending a team to the capital city of São Luis in Maranhão, the last of these nine states!
Pr. Elson, the leader of our Mt. Alegre base, will be leading the team comprised of key pastors and leaders from different churches under his leadership. What a sacrifice each one is making! These five families are leaving established, successful ministries; are leaving the security and stability of being in familiar surroundings; are leaving homes, friends and relatives to start from scratch; and will face new and different challenges in a city that is completely different than anywhere they have ever lived.
The individual churches that are sending these leaders are so excited to be a part of establishing the São Luis base and are providing a large part of the necessary financial support for the workers, but that is only a small part of the cost of establishing the base. That’s where PAZ will also come along side to help with moving expenses, land purchases, building projects, vehicles and boats for reaching the interior, training materials, etc.
Would you partner with us financially to establish this base? Please pray for the team regularly as they make this major transition in their lives and face new challenges. Your prayer and financial support make such a difference!
As we celebrate Christmas remembering the great sacrifice that Christ made to leave the comforts of “home”, live among us and bring us life, celebrate with us as this dedicated team leaves the comforts of home to take life to those who need His love.
Thank you for blessing us so much this year and may God continue to use you to impact the Amazon!
Jeff and Becky – for the PAZ team!