Dear Friends, we are excited to be speaking again in schools and sharing Christ with the students and teachers, and we are also excited about the other opportunities God is giving us to spread the Good News. It never ceases to amaze us what God is doing in the world today and here in the Sao Paulo area. In March close to 2500 people accepted Christ, praise God. Many many more people still need to hear about God's love and hope & salvation through Jesus, and many are being prepared by the Holy Spirit and are ready for someone to share with them. Please continue to do battle with us through prayer, as there is much more work to do and many more people to reach for Christ. Thanks so much for your prayers and encouragement. - Kevin & Nancy (Psalm 40:1-3)
March Events & Results:
March 1 - Preaching at Igreja Batista Vila Diva - Sao Paulo
We have recently started working with Pastor Giovanni and his church in the East Zone of Sao Paulo. I preached in the Sunday night service to prepare the church for the People Sharing Jesus seminar we had on March 8 and 15. Pastor Giovanni is doing a great job of motivating his people to join God in the work of sharing Christ with others. God moved very strongly and 23 people accepted Christ.
Preaching with interpretor Pamella Some of the people in the evening service Sharing Christ with Pamella in the service
March 2-3, 10-11, 17-18 - Speaking at EE Brenno Rossi school - Pq. Boa Esperanca - Sao Paulo
We worked with Igreja Batista Pq. Boa Esperanca in this large school in the far East Zone of Sao Paulo, and many people from the church came to help. We were supposed to speak in the school over a 2 week period, but because of very hot weather and because the school is in a poor area they ran out of water for 2 days, so we had to reschedule and do it over a 3 week period. It is amazing to us what God is doing here. The Holy Spirit touched and prepared many hearts before our visits, and 2173 students and 23 teachers accepted Christ.
Interpreter Elaine and I speaking in a class Fabiane & Elaine, Nancy, John, and the church team John and interpreter Ricardo sharing Christ
Part of the church team in a class at night Interpreter Guilherme and I sharing Jesus Antonio passing out Livro Da Vide (Book Of Life)
March 8 & 15 - People Sharing Jesus seminar at Igreja Batista Vila Diva - Sao Paulo
The seminar at IB Vila Diva was one of the better seminars that we have led, and about 80 people participated. The members and leadership are ready and willing to go & seek the lost and to share Christ with them. We will also be working with them in some schools in their area, and in other ways to help them share Christ in their community.
Me, Pastor Giovanni, John, and Pamella John and interpretor Pamella leading part of the seminar Pamella and I at the beginning of the seminar
March 23 - Speaking at EE Oswaldo Gonzales school - Sao Lucas - Sao Paulo
We worked with Igreja Batista Boas Novas in this school located in the East Zone of Sao Paulo. It is a nice school for students in 1st grade to 4th grade, and it is always alot of fun to visit the "pequeninos" - the little ones. We had a great visit at the school, and 255 students and 3 teachers accepted Christ.
John sharing Christ with interpretor Hernani Nancy and I sharing Jesus with Eliane Interpretor Flavia, Eliane, and I in a class
* Please pray that God will bless and use the following events in April to reach many people that are without Christ: April 4-5 : special evangelism weekend in Poa with Primeira Igreja Batista Cidade Kemel in Poa and the young adult choir and group from Igreja Batista Boas Novas in Sao Paulo. During the day we will visit many homes and other places to share Jesus and to invite people to a special event at night, and then the choir will perform a special evangelical musical in the municipal sports gymnasium and I will preach the Good News after. The churches printed 10,000 flyers, and we are hoping for at least 1000-1500 people to come to hear about Jesus. ; April 12 - Speak in Igreja Batista Nova Alianca - Vila Formosa - Sao Paulo ; April 13-16, 22 - Speak in EE Moacyr Campos school in Aricanduva - Sao Paulo ; April 19 - Speak at the Gospel English Camp (sponsored by Igreja Evangelica Avivamento Biblico - Sao Caetano) ; April 25 - Speak to parents at EE Anita Atalla school in Vila Zelina in Sao Paulo
* Please continue to pray that the churches we are working with will be able to continue to work with the schools and with the new believers, to help them grow and to disciple them. Please also pray that the churches will able to grow by reaching many people for Jesus.
* We are having many meetings with schools to schedule future events to share Christ - please pray that God will continue to open many doors & opportunities for us to share Christ.
Special thanks to the interpreters that helped us in March: Pamella, Elaine, Fabiane, Eduardo, Andrea, Guilherme, Ricardo, Adriane, Hernani, and Flavia. We very much appreciate your help, and we are happy to see God using you so much to reach others for Christ.
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