Tuesday, July 02, 2013

NEB Update

Thank you so much for your prayers regarding our NEB's.  I shared briefly with you about our main outreach this winter in a past post.  NEB is a Nucleo de Estudo Bíblico  or a small group Bible study.  

After much prayer and planning Redemption Baptist Church is hosting 4 NEB's in four different homes over the next four weeks.  Four of our people opened their homes to host the studies.  We teamed up with them to try and invite 30 different people to each study.  (That seems like a lot to invite but normally inviting this many will result in only 5 or 6 actually coming.)  
 We are now in the second week of NEB's and we are amazed at what God is doing.  James made four simple studies from John 1,3 and 4.  Our goal is to use the Scripture to present the Gospel.  The leaders (three of our men and James) strive to stick to the text and let the Word speak for itself.  In the first week we were able to share the Gospel in detail using John 1 with 16 new people!  Half-way through the second week we have had three new people come.  
Another blessing is that several of these families have visited our church since the Neb's began.  Last week a lady couldn't return to her neb as she was sick so she came to church Sunday night to make up for it.  This was a huge blessing as her daughter who attends regularly has been praying for months for her parents to visit and God used this to finally bring her mom to church.

Please keep praying for us as we have two more studies this week on Thursday night and Friday night.  Pray  for people to return and others to come for the first time.  Pray that God will open eyes to the Gospel and be saved.

1 comment:

Laura said...

Just caught up on your blog. We are praying for you and your church. God is at work! Praise the Lord!