The Colinas church is small group, meeting in Marcos and Clécia's house in a rough neighborhood of João Pessoa. The Sunday before last after the meeting, a drunk came up to me in the street and gave me a hug, and said, "I didn't come to the meeting because I was drinking. No use lying." That's the truth, since alcohol was strong on his breath.
He is just one of the neighbors that Marcos has invited to know Christ, but though they don't pay him much mind, someone is. His son, Marquinhos, 13 years old, asked to study the Bible. After learning what he needed to know from brother Roberto, he decided to follow Jesus, and his father baptized him into Christ this past Sunday.
May he be faithful, following Jesus' footsteps as his father does.