Seeing someone who finally understands what Jesus did and God's forgiveness given in baptism is one of the most profound joys that one can feel. Seeing a Christian who understands a new truth in God's Word and wants to live it and tell others about that truth comes in at a close second.
S.E.A.R.A. (Servants Sent to Announce the Kingdom of Love) began as a training ministry for new and old Christians in the church who were already serving the body and would do even more with a greater knowledge of God's Word. The first group formed seven able servants. Two of those were Junior and Kátia who now live in Campina Grande as missionaries, sent by various congregations and individuals from all over Brazil. Another, Fabiana, is married to one of the Brazilian evangelists working with the new church plant on the other side of town.
A new S.E.A.R.A. group began about a year ago. I have had the privilege of teaching these eager students for the past two Saturdays. In October I will be teaching this same course in the city of Patos to the newly formed S.E.A.R.A. group in the interior of the state.
Please pray for courage and boldness for the 11 students to share what they are learning about God's Word with others. In these days when many do not want to hear about the Gospel, when many skip Sunday School to sleep a little longer these men and women are spending their entire Saturdays, like Mary, sitting at the feet of Jesus and listening to His every word.