Dear Friends, as we get close to the end of the year we are pretty spent and exhausted. We have had a very busy schedule for the last few months, and we have had more than the usual number of problems and complications, and the spiritual warfare has been very strong. Please pray for us that we may be able to finish the year strong. We have seen many lives touched by the Lord, and thousands have accepted Christ. May the Lord bless you in your walk with Him and in your service for Him, for His glory.
- Kevin & Nancy "The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few. Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field." - Matthew 9:37-38
October Events & Results:
October 4 : Preach at Igreja Batista Vila Primavera, Sao Paulo
We have worked with Pastor Enio and Igreja Batista Vila Primavera in 6 schools over the last 3 years, and we also had an excellent People Sharing Jesus seminar there in April 2007. Pastor Enio asked me to preach in his church before we move to Santos, and he also asked Nancy to sing. God blessed that night and 5 people accepted Christ.
Nancy singing in the church Interpreter Heloisa, her father Pr. Enio, and I Preaching with interpreter Heloisa
Oct. 5-7 : Speaking at EMEF Achilles school; Cidade IV Centenario - Sao Paulo
We worked with Pastor Haroldo and Igreja Batista IV Centenario in this school for 1st through 8th graders located in a poor area in the East Zone of Sao Paulo. The school at first was very apprehensive about our coming in to speak, because you are not allowed to speak about religion or specific churches in the classrooms here in Brazil, but they loved it and really appreciated our coming to help them. God moved in a very special way here, and 1009 students and 14 teachers accepted Christ.
Interpreters Eliane & Junior and part of our team Nancy with some of the students Me and some of the students at recess
Oct. 13-14 : Speaking at EE Mario Marques school ; Vila Diva - Sao Paulo
We worked with Pastor Giovanni and Igreja Batista Vila Diva in this high school. It is unusual here to have a public school that is just for high school students. Unfortunately we lost 1 day of speaking because of schedule changes the school made the week we spoke there, and we may not have time to reschedule. In one of the classes a girl got very emotional during our talk and she left the room. When we were done the teacher told us that the girl (Monique) wanted to talk to us. She told us that she was a Christian but turned away from God and was doing things she should not be doing. She said that God touched her heart that night, and that she wants to walk closely with God again. God did many other wonderful things in the school and many were open to the Gospel, and 307 students & 6 teachers accepted Christ.
Nancy & interpreter Elaine speaking in a class Interpreters Eduardo & Victor and our team Interpreter Elizabete and I sharing Christ
Oct. 27-29 : Speaking at EE Secundino school ; Vila Prudente - Sao Paulo
This is a school for 1st graders through high school, located in the East Zone of Sao Paulo. We worked with Igreja Batista Boas Novas in the school. We nearly lost the opportunity to speak in the school, because even though we scheduled the event back in May with the principal, she was on vacation for 2 weeks (including the week of the event) and she did not tell the others about the event. When I called the week before to confirm, the vice-principal said because she did not know anything about it we did not have the approval to speak in the school and she could not give the approval. Finally we were able to save the opportunity, and God did a great work. In one of the classes that Nancy spoke in, the teacher told her that this high school class was the worst one of the school with the most trouble-makers, but in the end all of the students in the class accepted Christ. The teachers was amazed, and she too accepted Christ. Overall, 708 students & 18 teachers and the coordenator accepted Christ.
Interpreters Leandro & Wilame and part of our team Nancy and interpreter Paulo leading students in prayer Interpreters Ingrid & Iraci and our team
* We finally were able to close on our apartment in Santos and we will be moving on Nov. 10. We thought we had a buyer for our house and they said that they were already approved for financing, but unfortunately they could not get enough financing to buy the house. Please pray that God will bless us to sell our house. We were hoping to sell it before we move in November.
* Please pray for us as we are having meetings at schools in Santos and the surrounding cities in November & December to schedule events for 2010. We praise God that we have already been able to schedule events until late April 2010.
* Please pray that God will bless and use the upcoming events in November to reach many people for Christ , for His glory: Nov. 16 -17 Speak at EE Maria Odila school in Ipiranga - Sao Paulo; Nov. 23-24 - Speak at EE Annita school in Cangaiba - Sao Paulo.
Special thanks to the interpreters that helped us in September: Heloisa, Eliane (3 times), Junior (2 times), Eduardo, Ingrid (2 times), Elaine, Elizabete, Eduardo, Victor, Leandro, Wilame, Paulo, Elma, and Iraci. You are all very special to us and we appreciate your willingness to serve the Lord.
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