After things fell through on the purchase of our house we spent the next week scrambling, looking at everything we could. We searched for homes in our price range and in the end it looks like we are going to have to rent a home. We are thankful to have found a simple, fairly reasonable house to rent. We are waiting for the documents to be approved and are praying that early next week they will be. Please keep praying with us in this regard. If everything is approved we will move our things from our storage facility next Saturday, just 2 days before our deadline to be out. God is good.
One of the blessings was being "adopted" by a sister church from there. They included us in everything, even letting us part of their special number on "Country Night."
We got back just in time for our Junior/Adolescent class to get all their "Redais" and buy some prizes. They have worked hard for 20 weeks, faithfully attending services, memorizing Isaiah 53, going out with us to evangelize, cleaning the church and more.
The prizes were really nice and I think those who really worked hard enjoyed the fruits of their labors! A big thanks to Agostinho for giving them the incentive to get to know their God. We are praying for fruits that will last for eternity.
One highlight of the night was eating "Meat with bread." All month long as Edinelson promoted the study, he kept asking who had eaten meat with bread before, we all shook our heads in confusion wondering what he was talking about, of course we've eaten that. Well, we finally got to experience his own special creation "Carne com Pão."
It was wonderfully flavorful and I think everyone really enjoyed our late night snack!
We are praising God for Andre's recent return to church and participation last night. Please keep praying for his salvation. It is hard to know what is motivating him but we know that what is impossible for man is possible for God.
We are so excited to see more and more Christ-centeredness in our people. To see their christian lives growing from a mere outward semblance of righteousness to a joy that radiates from within as they base their obedience on Christ's finished work on the cross.
Please keep praying for Redemption Baptist Church