Friday, January 20, 2006
You can not travel to Brazil without eating at a Brazilian buffet. They bring the meat to your table and don't stop until you refuse to eat any more.
Some people questioned if Jonathan Unverzagt crossed the line into gluttony. Needless to say we all enjoied lunch.
In the afternoon we visited AMECAM a home for teens. Teens who are in trouble with the law are given the choice to go to the teen farm and clean up their life, or go to jail. At the teen farm they hear about Jesus and He as a real impact on their lives.
The evening service started the Anniversary which will continue until Sunday.
Thursday, January 19, 2006
Our group arrived safely in Brazil yesterday. Today we visited a number of ministries supported by the AFLC in the United States.
The first was the new work at Campo Largo. Campo Largo is the current Primavera Project church. Funds from the AFLC have helped with the construction of the chruch. It is very near the work at the ARCA which we visited at noon.
After lunch we headed towared Campo Mauro. On the way we stopped at the new church being started by Pastor Jonathan Abel. We had dinner and Bible study with the people of the church and then headed for Campo Mauro.
Check back for future trip updates.
"in his time, in his time He makes all things beautiful in his time…"
Maybe you know this old Christian chorus which encourages us to wait upon the Lord in submission until His Time. Usually it is easy to give that advice to somebody but to stand still when we feel pressed on every side to make a quick decision is not that easy. We can relate to that feeling concerning the Bible school. Of course by now you have heard from our newsletter that we have asked for prayer concerning the need for Bible school accommodations. The situation is becoming more serious since our students have now actually moved.
Right now all nine of our daily Bible school students live in three rooms squeezed between our office, the classroom and storage rooms. The building is used periodically for other purposes like VBS classes during winter break so the students will have to move out from their rooms. Downstairs we used to have a lounge which now we will be sharing with the after-school club for the kids from the community. Just yesterday we had to give up one of our two classrooms for the sake of having a guest room available. We simply see that it is impossible to have
The Lord has been speaking to us lately a lot through the Book of Isaiah giving his promises about his faithfulness, his provision. He encouraged us especially during our recent retreat to the “Bible House” Betania (retreat center in
In hearing these promises from the Lord, we have no doubt that He will find a solution to our problem with accommodations and the future of the ministry here in the Bible school. Please stand with us in prayer as we seek God’s direction and provision. “He will make a way, when there seems to be no way!”
Tim and Renata Hinrichs
Tuesday, January 17, 2006
This morning a group left for
Please be in prayer for the trip and the future ministry in
We received word that Magdelena ("Febe"), from
Thursday, January 05, 2006
Because of to the opportunities to expand AFLC mission work around the world, it was determined that a full time director was necessary due. We anticipate starting a new work with the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Uganda in 2006 with missionary candidates Nate and Rhoda Jore. The World Mission Committee is also looking at expanding the work of missions in our current fields of
Pastor Palmer begins his full time service by participating with the tour group to
Pastor Palmer has already traveled to
Within the past couple of years a number of people have expressed interest in serving the Lord through AFLC World Missions. Some such as Nate and Rhoda Jore, and Tomaz and Miriam Chimel are in the final stages of the process. Others have just begun discussions of the process. Please contact Pastor Palmer if you sense that inner call and would like to find out more about the work of AFLC World Missions.
The purpose of AFLC World Missions is, by the grace of God, to make disciples of all nations through teaching and evangelism.
Matthew 9:37,38 “Then he said to his disciples. ‘The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field’.”