Dear Friends, We are very excited about a special time we will be having in October. A 6 person team from 2nd Baptist Church in Cedartown GA will be coming for 9 days to help us to share Jesus and reach people for His Kingdom. This is the first time we will have a church come down to help us, and God has opened up some great opportunities. We will be able to do about 2 months of work in 1 week, which is a great blessing to us. We will be working with 3 churches here, and we will speak in 5 schools and also have an outreach event to visit homes to share Jesus. It will be a very busy and a great week. Please pray for us and for the 6 people who will be visiting ... for good health, safety, strength, and also for God's Spirit to empower us to share the gospel. God bless you and thanks for all of your prayers. - Kevin & Nancy
The seventy-two returned with joy and said, "Lord, even the demons submit to us in your name." He replied, "I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven. I have given you authority to trample on snakes and scorpions, and to overcome all the power of the enemy; nothing will harm you. However, do not rejoice that the spirits submit to you, but rejoice that your names are written in heaven." - Luke 10:17-20
September 4 : Preach at Igreja Peniel in Cubatão
We have recently begun to work with this church located in the Centro (downtown) area of the city of Cubatão. The church is led by Pastor Roberto, and we will be working with them in a large municipal school in Cubatão the last week of September. As is normally the case, Kevin preached in the church before the school outreach project, to encourage all members of the church to participate in God's Kingdom work of seeking outside of the church to reach people for Jesus. The church seemed to receive the message enthusiastically. At the end of the service we shared the Gospel and 3 people accepted Christ and committed their lives to Him. Praise God.
Pastor Roberto and Kevin Some of the people in the service Kevin and interpreter Patricia sharing Jesus
September 12-15 : Speak at EM Nobrega school in Cubatão
This week we worked with Igreja Batista Jd. Casqueiro in the municipal school UME Nobrega, which is located in the Jardim Casqueiro bairro (neighborhood) in the city of Cubatão. The participation of the church was good, and they had 3 or 4 people helping us every day. The school has students from the 5th grade to high school, and also has night classes for adults. We originally had a different school in the same bairro scheduled, but they have to reschedule for next year. Thankfully God gave us another good opportunity. Many of the students live in a favela (slum) known as Vila de Pescadores, so many of them come from poor families. God touched and prepared many hearts to hear the Gospel, and 721 students (including more than 100 adults studying at night) and 11 teachers accepted Christ and committed their hearts to Him. One teacher was very emotional as Nancy was sharing Jesus in her class, and she prayed to receive Christ and commit her life to Him. Afterwards, she threw away her cigarettes in the trash, in front of her students in the class (she is in the picture below on the left).
Nancy and interpreter Amanda in a class Us, Amanda & Fabio, and partof the church team Kevin & interpreter Marcilene sharing Jesus w/ adults
September 24: Speak at a Community Service Event in São Vicente
The event was held at a school A little boy getting a haircut Other people getting haircuts
One of the groups we shared Jesus with Interpreter Atila and Kevin sharing Jesus Some of the church volunteers and children
September 26-29 : Speak at EM Lorena school in Cubatão
Kevin and interpreter Fabio speaking to a class One of the groups of students & teachers Nancy and interpreter Amanda sharing Jesus
Us with Pr. Roberto and the church team Nancy & interpreter Elisa speaking to an adult class Kevin & interpreter Camila sharing Jesus with adults
Prayer Requests & Praises
* Please pray that God will touch and save many people during our upcoming events, for His glory:
Oct. 9 : Preach at Igreja Batista Chico de Paula in Santos ... Oct. 15: Evangelistic visits to homes with Capela Calvario in São Vicente ... Oct. 16 : Preach at Igreja Batista Nova Jerusalem in Santos ... Oct. 17-19 : Speak at EE Visconde Sao Leopoldo school in Santos ... Oct. 18-19: Speak at EM Therezinha school in Santos ... Oct. 19-20 : Speak at EE Enio Vilas Boas school in São Vicente ... Oct. 19-20 : Speak at EE Armando Victorio Bei school in São Vicente ...Oct. 21: Speak at Colegio Batista school in São Vicente.
* We have begun to have meetings to schedule outreach events at schools and with churches for 2012 ; please pray that God will guide us and that He will open many doors and good opportunities for us to share Jesus and reach lost people.
* Please pray for the team of 6 people from 2nd Baptist Church of Cedartown GA that are coming to help us from Oct. 13-22 ... pray for safety, good health,... we praise God for their willingness to sacrifice their time and resources to help us to help churches here to reach people for Jesus.
Special thanks to our interpreters who helped us in recent events in September: Patricia, Amanda, Fabio, Tatiane, Marcilene, Atila, Camila, and Elisa. We appreciate your faithfulness and willingness to serve the Lord.
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