June Journal


The new missionaries for the deaf, David Araújo e Mariângela, had just bought a car and took off on a four-day weekend in Fortaleza to show off their 6-month-old baby to David’s parents.  They left Fortaleza, to return, at 4:00 a.m.  At 4:30, six armed men stopped their car and left them by the side of the road with only the clothes they were wearing and their baby.  The car, with 40 monthly payments to go, was not insured.  Please pray that the police will find the car.


A big blessing for us happened on Mother’s Day when 45 mothers came to Dinner.  Most of them were from our Enrichment Program.  They mixed with the ladies of the church and had a great time playing games, receiving presents and listening to Jean’s devotional on Hannah’s Gift.  The barriers are coming down.

Our church is about to get a roof.  The steel has been purchased, the trusses are being built and by the end of June, we may have a roof!

Due to church construction and unresolved problems, we have postponed our trip to the USA until September.  We look forward to seeing you.

Thank you for praying,

Darrel and Jean Haworth

February Focus

Dear Praying Friends,

It’s February and we are gearing up for our Children’s Enrichment Program to begin as soon as Carnival (Mardi gras) ends.   Kids and parents are asking, “When are you going to start?”   Pray for a woman with a nice soprano voice to teach music for us.

             David, Mariângela and Baby Isaac

The church parsonage was finished just in time for our Brazilian Missionary to the Deaf, David Araujo, to move in.  David has been a pastor for two years but has worked with the deaf for several years. He has felt the Lord’s call to work exclusively with the deaf; so, with David and Mariângela, we will be re-entering the deaf ministry after several years of not being involved.  Please pray for Pastor David and family.

We plan to come to the States in July to spend six months and visit everybody.  In order to do that we need to finish our building.  That includes the gym/auditorium floor and roof.  There is just enough time, so pray with us.

Several people are waiting to be baptized.  Some of them need to get married and a couple of teens need to gain their parent’s permission.

Our Pastor Igo and his wife, Andreia, have moved on to take a church in a neighboring town.

Our mailing address has changed.  Please do not send any more mail to C.P. 51.  It has been closed.  Our address is: Darrel Haworth, Rua Jose Geraldo da Cruz 80,  63040-295 Juazeiro do Norte, CE, Brazil.

Thank you for remembering to pray for these requests,

                                       Darrel and Jean Haworth

Mariangela, David and baby Isaac

November News

Dear Praying Friends,

In November, we baptized four young people. Three are Alysson’s children. You may remember that Alysson returned to Christ after enrolling his boys in the Enrichment Program.

You can read his story on this Blog, the Post for August 2017.

Three more young people wanted to be baptized, but their parents would not give permission.

The school year is ending here in Brazil and the Enrichment Program is on summer vacation. One of the children we miss is twelve-year-old Lucas. He has a mother and father and five siblings. They live in a tiny house with dirt floors. They sleep in hammocks, on the couch or on the floor. His father is a bricklayer. His mother also works, but they are both alcoholics. Lucas does not go to school and he cannot read. He comes both morning and afternoon to the Enrichment Program to eat. We are teaching him how to read. He has a sweet spirit but is hyperactive, anxious for love and acceptance. He asked his teacher, “Aunty, does God like me?”

Pray for him. He runs with the neighborhood boys and drugs are the primary entertainment for them.

If you would like to give a Christmas gift for our work with these children, send it to Baptist Mid-Mission and mark it for Haworth – Children.

Thank you for your part! Have a wonderful Christmas.

Darrel and Jean Haworth

Birthday Gifts

Dear Friends and Supporters.

We thank the Lord for your part with us in this ministry. One of our goals is to offer these children a better quality of learning, and thereby, a better quality of life. Of course, our ultimate goal is that they know God as their Father and Christ as their Savior.

Our friend, Branca, wanted her birthday celebration to be different. So she asked her friends to bring a special kind of present… used clothing, food staples, school materials, used appliances or furniture. A very happy Branca brought her gifts to our Enrichment Program to be sold in the bazar. Sales in the bazar cover over 10 % of our expenses. Did you like Branca’s idea? Can you think of a creative way to raise money for the “Centro Estudantil”? One DVBS sent $500.00, their missionary project.

Thank you for your offerings. God is blessing this ministry.

Darrel and Jean Haworth

Christmas in October

Four years ago Jean posted her book The Castle or Your Strongholds as a Christmas present to you. Now she is offering the second book.

You may download the book and the verse cards (feel free to print them off)

Our prayer is that this winter, and this book, will both be a blessing in your life.

(soon to be updated with the actual book)



You can also download the verses by clicking on this picture.



Here are the dividers, click on the picture below.



God bless you! Have a wonderful Christmas,

Darrel and Jean

Trials and Triumphs

Dear Praying Friends,

The story of our Enrichment Program has been a series of trials and triumphs.  Let us tell you about one of the triumphs.

Alysson, although not homeless, grew up on the streets of Juazeiro do Norte.  In spite of this, he made his way up to being a bank teller in the Bank of Brazil.  For 10 years, he and his family lived a middle class life style as Believers and members of one of our churches.  However, his anger and an ungrateful spirit led to embezzlement; and dismissal from the Bank.

Alysson came to our poor and violent neighborhood because rent was cheap.  He and his wife sold bottled ice water at traffic lights. They rummaged through trash at night for paper, plastic and other recyclable materials.

Alysson, who lived just around the corner from União Baptist Church, had rejected the Lord and was trying to make it on his own.  He had no desire to attend a service but the sign offering free music classes caught his eye; and he enrolled his boys in our Enrichment Program.  Later, he attended a program to hear his children perform.  He was so touched by the message that after he spent the night crying, he returned to Jesus Christ his Savior and Lord.  Today, Alysson and his wife love to visit and evangelize the families of our Enrichment Program students. He has started classes at our Bible College… Faculdade Batista do Cariri.

If you would like to read what Alysson has written, click here.


The Enrichment Program begins this week.  Winter vacation is over.  Please pray with us for the children, their parents and our workers.

Darrel & Jean Haworth



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Fall Harvest

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Construction:  We are currently building the Pastor’s/Custodian’s house.  When we finish it, our custodian and family will move out of the future kitchen and bathrooms and we will complete and use them.

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Pastor and Wife:  Pastor Igo and Andreia have been with us since December of last year, after he graduated from Bible College.  Andreia teaches in our Enrichment Program and Pastor Igo teaches music in addition to pastoring.






Proclamar:  Last week-end, Darrel put 18 kids in this car and took them to “Proclamar” (Proclaim), a citywide evangelistic effort.  Four of them, as well as two parents, accepted Christ.  Adding four more decisions in our children’s club Saturday afternoon, that week was Fall (here in Brazil) harvest time after many months of praying and teaching.  The four boys with me are my “music teachers.” They help me in the class lessons for beginning piano and violin.

Thank you for your faithful part.  Please pray for these new Believers and for wisdom for us as we teach them.

Darrel & Jean Haworth