We are anxiously awaiting our first short-term mission group who are coming in a couple of weeks to serve alongside us. A team of 13 people from Calvary Chapel Aurora will be serving with us in the various ministries we work with and we are so excited!! They have been preparing for many months and we cannot wait to share our lives with them.
We continue to see the Lord provide in so many different ways! The boys' in-country mission trip has been fully funded and Krista had a great meeting with the international group about beginning a work here in Belem for those in the sex-trade industry. While we continue to serve at The Amazon Valley Academy (AVA) and at Calvary Chapel Amazon Valley we look forward to what the next season here in Belem will bring. After this year we will no longer be on staff at AVA, but will continue to help and volunteer as needed. The boys, Lord willing, will continue to attend AVA as they are really adjusting well to the school, the new culture, language, etc. We are in the process of changing our visas to those of missionary visas for our family and we are happy to announce that our supporting agency here in Brazil is the first Calvary Chapel in Brazil, Calvary Chapel Sao Vicente, and we look forward to being under their spiritual leadership/guidance.
Please continue to pray for direction and provision for the Proverbs 24:11 ministry, Calvary Chapel Amazon Valley and all the partnering ministries here in Belem. Our prayer is that God will turn this city upside down for His kingdom. A difficult aspect of serving here in Belem is that sexual immorality and idolatry are two prominent sins, along with heavy spiritual warfare. We feel the darkness of this city and it can become very heavy/wearing, but we know God has placed us here to do His work and be lights in the darkness. The challenges of serving here are many, but we are confident in the Lord and the calling He has for us and the need for a mighty work to be done here.
Many have asked how specifically they can support us and right now there are a few areas we really need support in:
-Committed prayer supporters- people who check-in with us often and pray for us, and the ministries we are involved in. Prayers specifically now for our visas as we will be changing them this summer.
-We need to raise $4800.00 by April 15th in order to purchase round trip airline tickets (tickets are around $1200.00 per person) for a trip back to the US as we need to be stateside to change our visas this summer.
-We need to raise $1500 by June 15th for our missionary visas, paperwork, and agency fees.
Thank you all for your love and support! We couldn't do any of this without any of you!
The Fox Family