“From the rising of the Sun to the going down of the same the Lord’s name is to be praised”.
Often as I travel across this great land of the United States of America, I find myself singing, America the Beautiful, which first verse states, “O beautiful for spacious skies, for amber waves of grain. For purple mountain majesties above the fruited plain! America! America! God shed His grace on Thee, and crown thy good with brotherhood, from sea to shining sea.” This really is a blessed country, a gift of God’s grace, but the thing that will truly keep a country great is brotherhood which can only come through the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
I thank God for all of you who in brotherly love have invited us into your homes, have fed us, have prayed for us and have encouraged us with your words and your financial support. You have helped us to plant churches in other lands and bless people such as Grace. Grace, a beautiful young girl starting down the road to delinquency came to know Christ as her personal Savior, and in the enthusiasm of her new found faith, led her sisters, mother and estranged father to the Lord. Today she is married to one of our pastors that she met in Bible School and is helping him in one of the toughest neighborhoods of her city. Grace is one example of the blessings we see of God’s love as we share the Gospel with others. Thank you for helping make this possible.
This last month we did another one of those long treks around the country re-acquainting ourselves with churches, friends and family. I saw my oldest brother David who I had not seen in over eight years and his son who I had not seen since he was twelve years old and now is married with three kids. Michelle enjoyed seeing her cousins - something that happens only every 3-4 years. She even saw some she had never met before.
In our absence from the field the work has been going on with many challenges similar to all ministries, yet God continues to bring victory. This last month, they had our largest camp of the year, with teens from all the areas of ministry in Brazil, and 35 gave their lives to Jesus. God is Great!
Plans & Prayer Requests
In April we will be sharing at 3 WMF Rallies and several churches. Pray for us as we travel to these different places: for safety and to be a blessing to all.
Pray that all our needed support comes in for our salary and travel expenses.
We plan to go back to Brazil in the later part of May. April and Thomas need to go back for official reasons: April, to renew her visa, Thomas, to register for the army (it is mandatory there). Then both of them will return to the US to continue their studies.
Once again, thank you for your much needed & appreciated prayers and financial support. If you want to see how you can be of greater help, contact “aflc.org” for ministry in Brazil, projects and prayer requests.