That was the time set for us to meet. I was nervous about meeting with the Brazilian evangelists from different congregations in the interior of the state. We were, or better said, I wanted them to name a city that they would all begin focusing on to establish a new congregation or build-up a struggling one.
The meeting a couple of weeks before was not an easy one. Some of the men argued back and forth about how to spread God's Word. It took them around 10 minutes to agree on a date for the next meeting. I did not want them to be discouraged and do nothing after this meeting.
I went as prepared as I could and asked God for His direction and blessing on these men and His church. Time was short. We had 2 ½ to 3 hours tops to decide on a city and a beginning strategy to execute until our next meeting in October.
Representatives from five different congregations were present. The meeting went very smoothly. God blessed us and His church.
Pombal, a city of just over 32,000 with only three Christians is the focus of these seven congregations evangelistic effort. Our goal is to establish a congregation that can meet on its own without any outside help by August 2012.
I was 30 minutes late for my 12 noon deadline. I underestimated the volume of traffic on the road. I know that I am underestimating what God can and will do because He is able to do more than I could ever ask or imagine. This is an exciting time for the church in Paraíba. Please pray that God may bless our efforts to spread His Word.