Saturday, August 23, 2014

Church Conference & Service, and Inhambane

Church Leader Training!

Palavra Viva (Living Word) Evangelical Church leadership training conference with 3 visiting pastors from Conim church in Brazil.

(Pr. Sandro crouching on the front left, Pr. Jaco standing on the front right, Pr. Rafael standing in the middle one row from the back.)

Pastor Rafael teaching on preaching

Leaders from different churches working together in small groups.

Women leaders working on how to prepare a Biblical based message.

We praise God for this wonderful training time.

Big Church Service!

We had our first ever all-church service where many members from all of the Palavra Viva churches gathered to worship and fellowship together!

It was a special time of celebration and praise for what God is doing in the national church here.

Left to Right: Pr. Abel, Pr. Daniel, Aimee, Pr. Nelio, Pr. Juka, Paulo, and Deacon Belarmino (in the back with the microphone)

I serve as part of this 7 person transitional church government, in which we are working on the development of  leadership, organization, and ministries in the church.

The congregation prayed for us in this special service. 

Would you please pray for Palavra Viva Evangelical Church:

"that their love would abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight, so that they may be able to discern what is best and that they may be pure and blameless until the day of Christ, filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ - to the glory and praise of God." 
(Phil. 1:9-11) 


Pr. Rafael, Pr. Abel, Papa Tomas

After the conference and church service, we traveled with our 3 Brazilian brothers to the Inhambane province!

Pr. Jaco with the children.

Pr. Sandro with Mama Palmira and baby Eva, whom he had visited 2 years ago :)

We also visited and prayed together at the 2 plots of land in Inhambane for the ministry house and the ministry center!

 We continue to wait for the local government to release the document needed for the construction license to start the building so that we can open up the new leadership training and student ministry in Inhambane. 

Would you pray for God's will, way, and timing in this. 

Thank you!