Dear Praying Friends,
Since our return in July, we have seen slow, but steady progress.
In September, we had the joy of baptizing three adults at Igreja Batista União (Union Baptist Church) in Juazeiro.
Another high point was our Children’s Day Program on Sunday, October 12. In the morning we had a visiting seminary student who taught choruses and told a Bible story. The adults were scattered among the children to help as needed. The evening service was lead by two children, choruses were accompanied by three children playing the recorders (song flutes). A guest speaker, a Bible College student, gave an illustrated message. Everyone did very well. There were several visitors.
Two mornings a week, we teach a combination of music and English in our Christian elementary school at Igreja Batista Esperanca (Hope Baptist Church). At the same time we are training a music teacher.
In Iguape, the beach town, members have been bringing unsaved family and friends. Several have accepted the Lord recently. Two couples come from another village, Black Clay, located further down the beach. This week-end we found a third couple, also believers. We are trying to get them together, to organize, evangelize and to begin a children’s ministry. One of our members provides a VW Van to bring the whole group to the Sunday evening services in Iguape. You can be praying with us about an outdoor service we are planning for November 29th, on the street in front of one of the believer’s homes.; and a week long Vacation Bible School at another home. This is planned for the first week in December.
Thank you for your faithful prayers and financial support.
Darrel and Jean