Monday, February 24, 2014

The Latorres

         One of the speakers at the Congresso was Enio “Mel” Latorre. He and his wife Marly have a home in Bauru, Sao Paulo, but his mission is to travel the country, preparing church workers with solid Bible knowledge to better prepare them to spread the Gospel. Their trip started at the beginning of 2014, and they haven’t been home yet. They taught in Salvador, Maceio, Recife, then they taught an intensive course in Patos, PB, and are now in Joao Pessoa. Mel taught a weekend course about church unity and cooperation to several workers from here and the interior. Then he taught from Monday to Saturday, the Pentateuch in the mornings and 1 and 2 Timothy, and Titus in the evenings. 

     On Saturday afternoon and night, Marly taught the women about developing successful relationships in the church and in the home, based on principles from the Bible, especially 2 Peter. Every day from 4 to 7am, Mel is immersed in Bible study. He is 71 years old, has been studying the Bible for over 50 years, and is still discovering its riches. His life and his teaching have impressed on me how essential it is for me to dig into God’s Word constantly.
         They remain in Joao Pessoa this week, a much deserved vacation, celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary, and then it is off to Rio de Janeiro to teach for five days during the church’s Carnaval camp. After that, they will visit home for a week to get ready for next missionary journey.

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