Monday, November 5, 2012

Leaving Stuffed

          Have you ever had a big supper.  I mean one where the food is spread out, and there is no room on the table for your plate.  I’m thinking of something like a Thanksgiving meal with the family all together,  where everyone is happy to see one another, interested in what is going on in each other’s life, and how they can be of help.  That is good!
We had what we call the Grande Ceia (Big Supper). The church in Campina Grande hosted it.  Christians from all but two congregations in Paraíba came to the feast as well as from five other states, a total of 18 congregations were represented.  Paraíba is the only state in Brazil in which the congregations have a state-wide event like this one. The theme was “Wake Up, Church!” We ate well physically and left stuffed spiritually, deeply renewed, and reminded to wake up to the needs of families, to the focus on evangelism, and to the importance of financial stewardship. 
Yes, you read right: the church in Campina Grande.  Just a little over two years ago, I would not have been able to write about the church in Campina Grande because it did not yet exist. 
How wonderful it is to be a part of what God is doing throughout the state of Paraíba.  Do you feel the same?  You should, you are a part of this work too!
                                                                         by Jeremy Newlin

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