Mission Teams: 40 of our ministry partners from Alabama and Ohio converged on Jardim Eulina over the Summer to help us launch Living Hope Baptist Church. Eulina is the name of a district in the city of Campinas with no Baptist church. A church has been established and these mission teams helped with evangelism, outreach in schools and in home Bible studies. Overall, we distributed 8,500 Gospel Tracts, shared the Gospel with 1,800 kids in 3 schools, and met many needs. More importantly, people made decisions for Christ! We have 4 teams coming down to serve in 2018. Join an existing team or make your own team.
Pray for all of the people that served, that they will be forever changed by what they learned. Pray for the thousands that heard a clear presentation of the Gospel message.
Fall Launch: Our building crews are working hard to finish the construction of the new church building by October. The plan is to inaugurate the new church in November. We are currently meeting in a school but are already at full capacity. Check out pictures of the progress on our facebook page.
Pray for the leadership of the church to stay focused on Christ as we grow and pray that the church will make disciples who make disciples in the new community.
Family: A new year of homeschooling has begun for our family. We have a 7th, 6th, 4th, and 1st grader (and a 4 year old who joins in). Its always busy as the family juggles homeschool with church-planting and leadership training.
Pray for Erin as she teaches the kids the home and pray for Jonathan to strike a healthy balance between ministry and family.
Partnerships: We need more prayer partners who will commit to pray for us every single week. We also need to close our financial support deficit in order to continue expanding our church-planting and leadership training ministry.
Pray that God will open the hearts of many to partner with us in prayer and financial support to reach Brazil for Christ.