Dear Praying Friends,
COVID. We have come through in good health. Darrel had a light case; but Jean, living with him, escaped uninfected.
Things are looking up. The lockdown seems to be over. We are back in our building for services. Everyone must wear a mask and the seats are spaced. There have been five decisions for Christ; and we actually gained people from the lockdown. However, we still cannot have children’s classes.
Horto. We are reaching out in evangelism in a community at the base of Padre Cicero’s statue that overlooks our city, Juazeiro do Norte. Padre Cicero was the city’s founder and healing saint and is a huge source of revenue from the pilgrims who visit. Most of the population around the statue is strongly devoted to him. Pray that the Lord will lead us to those He is preparing for the good news of salvation in Jesus Christ.
Children’s Ministry. Our Enrichment Program also benefited from the lockdown. Our teachers, along with the pastor, began visiting in the homes of the school families with food and assignments for the children. Parents became involved in helping the children. This fulfilled Darrel’s desire to reach out to the families, which had not happened before because no one had time.
Internet TV. Darrel wanted a children’s program but he did not know anyone gifted in entertaining kids on television. With the COVID lockdown, the teachers at our Christian Day School (Colégio Esperança) taught their lessons by internet. One Bible teacher was teaching her lessons with songs
and visuals in a very creative way. Would you like to watch her teach? Click on the following link.
The pre-school music teacher was absolutely phenomenal. She puts the camera on a tripod, turns it on and then plays, sings and makes instruments by herself. Then she edits it with crazy effects. The result is captivating.
There is even more, but we will save it for the next letter.
Thank you for praying with us for these ministries,
Darrel and Jean Haworth