What a year, right?!? This year has been a time of change, growth and adaptation for everyone around the world, and it is no different for us. The year 2020 has held monumental changes for our church, its ministries and our family. We certainly have been blessed by the Lord through our faithful supporting churches and individuals around the world that we are able to continue ministering and serving here in Belem, Brazil; especially as we hear of sad instances of churches cutting missionary support to their missionaries in foreign fields.
We feel very blessed to have strong and faithful churches and individuals behind us who have continued to support us, pray for us, encourage, us and continue to communicate with us despite their own hardships and who continue to honor their commitments to being our 'village' back home...those who have a true heart for missions and who embrace Christ's vision and see missions as the Lord does:
"Missionary work should never be an afterthought of the church, because it is Christ’s forethought.” -Henry Jackson Van Dyke
While we have been blessed with support from back home it has not stopped the very real spiritual warfare that continues. It has been a difficult time for us here in the field due to the these spiritual battles. The enemy has not left one area of our lives alone, he has attacked mentally, emotionally, physically, financially, and spiritually. These battles have been intense and often run concurrent with on going battles leaving little time for recovery before we enter the next spiritual war. Sometimes we are victorious in these battles and other times we get a bit beaten down. However, despite all of these wars, we would not change any of it, or ask to be delivered from it. Through the spiritual battles we also see the Lord using it in a powerful way to grow us, refine us, and more importantly to bring glory to Him.
"But he said to me, 'My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.' Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me" (2 Cor. 12:9).
It is through our weakness that the Lord continues to use us to minister and serve here in Belem, Brazil. Despite the hardships of this year it has been amazing to see what the Lord is doing here in His city, through His church and its ministries.
What a privilege to be part of this work!
Please watch the attached video highlighting this last year's work here in Belem, Para, Brazil.
Thank you all for your prayers, support, and love! Merry Christmas and Happy New year!
Kyle, Krista, Aidan, and Liam Fox
Posted: December 13, 2020
Read About Our Missions Update
Hey guys! This month we have a video 'newsletter' update about Progress and Setbacks...please check it out! Thanks to you all for your prayers, support and encouragement! God bless!! Much love, The Fox Family
We thank you for your support, love, prayers, and encouragement. It continues to be a difficult, but growing season for us in Belém, Brazil. Each month that continues in the pandemic seems to bring a new lesson of patience. It has definitely been an intense ride navigating lockdowns, as well as the many new rules/mandates that have made ministry complicated. Our area of Belém just recently came out of its second lockdown this year.
What a year, right?!? This year has been a time of change, growth and adaptation for everyone around the world, and it is no different for us. The year 2020 has held monumental changes for our church, its ministries and our family. We certainly have been blessed by the Lord through our faithful supporting churches and individuals around the world that we are able to continue ministering and serving here in Belem, Brazil