Things are moving ahead here for the new church plant Calvary Chapel Belem, and our human trafficking ministry, Proverbs 24:11 and we wanted to briefly share with you all what's developing:
There is a building in the heart of downtown Belem, near where we had hoped the new church would be, that had been for sale by a former missionary group here. A couple of months ago they had suggested to us that it may be donated to us to use for our ministry. We have been in prayer and meetings with them about this, and only recently learned that there are two other buildings that they own that they may also pass on to us. The other two buildings (houses with property) would be an ideal place for the Proverbs 24:11 ministry to have a safe/rehabilitation house house for the victims of human trafficking and a vocational/educational center as well. We have a meeting Tuesday, May 30, 2017 where the mission board in charge of these properties will vote on who/how these buildings will be used for the growing of the God's kingdom. Please pray alongside us that the Lord will move mightily in that meeting as it is our desire to have both a church building and a safe house.
The Lord continues to put local Brazilians in our life with a shared passion for reaching the souls of the lost. These helpers have all offered incredible resources from legal help with getting both entities legalized in Brazil, helping us make connections within the local government and police units to further the outreach for the victims in human trafficking, bringing like-minded others who have a heart to help us begin Calvary Chapel Belem... to allowing our ministry to be included in a prayer day with other established mission groups in the area. It has been amazing to see the Lord provide for all of these needs. We have been faithfully praying for these things and He has been faithful to provide!
We continue to pray for workers to join us...we pray specifically for workers whose hearts are burdened/broken for the lost.
Written: May 23, 2017
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It's the end of 2021, and we have a few announcements. We want to thank the supporters and prayer partners who have given their time, energy, and money for our family and the ministry here. We really appreciate it.
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