Francinaldo and Ivani's hometown is about an 7 hour trip from João Pessoa, called Diamante. Ever since they became Christians, they have traveled there about once a year, longing to share the good news of Christ with their family. Ivani's sister, Solange, would round up family and neighbors, about 25 to 30, for a Bible study.
A small town in the middle of nowhere, Diamante is not the city one would see on a mission plan. But praise God He is working on another mission plan, His!
Solange came to João Pessoa this month for a visit, and she said that she wanted to be baptized. We studied with her, and even though she doesn't know how to read, she had a good understanding of biblical baptism, probably from the Bible studies Francinaldo gave in her house.
On February 8th, Solange put on Christ in baptism, and became the first Christian in Diamante.