Here we are in a thanksgiving service for Samuel’s cancer cure, and telling people about the new life that Christ gives, and God provides a live demonstration of the simplicity of deciding to follow Jesus. Raniere Menezes, who works with the Mangabeira congregation, announced that a couple he had been studying with was ready to give their lives to Christ. Emerson and Ana were baptized for the remission of sins.
Many years ago we had a Bible Study at a lady’s house; her name was Gerusa. She was not baptized, and we lost contact. Emerson, though, is her son and had participated in some of the studies when he was a teenager. He married, had a severe accident that almost crippled him, and he and his wife started seeking God and visiting the Mangabeira church meeting. He is doing physical therapy still, but on the inside, Emerson and Ana are whole, one more reason to thank our God, and pray that this couple will shine with Christ’s light so that others may become whole.