The beauty of it all is that this time I don’t have to make the decision alone for I have a group of people for whom we are establishing the church and to whom the church belongs, which we call the congregation, and the congregation helps in the decision making. The art here is to know how to provide leadership and yet involve the people in decision making and responsibility.
Our big decision is between purchasing a property to put a Primavera Project on, renting a hall to meet in, or continue to meet in our house for the time being. I would like to rent a hall, because this would help us in outreach ministries. The congregation feels that this would be too expensive for now, and would like to try to buy a property so instead of spending our money on rent we could apply it on something that is ours. The setback is that we have very little funds at the moment and properties in Maringá are so expensive. We ask that you would pray with us, that God might show us what would be the best move. We want to reach out but we also want to settle down.
We certainly want to follow Paul’s God-inspired recommendation to the church in
Romans 15:5-7, 13. “ May the God who gives you endurance and encouragement give you a spirit of unity among yourselves as you follow Jesus Christ, so that with one heart and mouth you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. Accept one another, then, just as Christ accepted you, in order to bring praise to God. May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.”