I received a call from Afonso and Vânia before sending out this article. They are very excited and have begun visiting people and offering for them to study the Bible through a correspondence course. There are around 60 people interested. I will be traveling to Campina Grande on June 14th, and staying through the 17th. I will head off to give the correspondence courses to those excited about studying in Cubati. I will also give an introduction to the course and set-up dates to go back and visit once a month to answer any questions and take them a little deeper in their studies. Please pray for the church and their excitement and efforts to evangelize this sinful city.
After the church service in Cubati, Afonso, Vânia and I traveled to Areial. You may remember that there are only three Christian women in this town and they have a program on the radio. We participated on the program and had cake and juice for our celebration of three people who finished a correspondence course and received certificates. There are five more who are studying. Please pray for this congregation and its efforts to evangelize this small town.
After Areial, I headed off to Campina Grande, a city that reminds me of what I would imagine Ephesus being. It is the gateway to Paraíba. To travel through the state of Paraíba you most likely will pass through Campina Grande. I went to visit and meet with the church and to share a spiritual blessing. There were around 25 people present at the church meeting. I was encouraged and uplifted. Please pray that God may open up the hearts of these visitors and others with which they may come in contact.
- that God will open doors and hearts
- that the Christians will speak boldly and truthfully about God's Word
- that the church may grow spiritually, as well as, numerically