We are so thankful for the team of workers God has brought to IBR.
This year James has felt led to invest in national leadership.
It is really easy to always be focusing on the weak or unbelievers around us. Doing Bible study after Bible study, always visiting the struggling and assuming that the "mature" Christians are OK, stretching yourself thin and rarely seeing long-term growth.
An older missionary challenged James to spend some time investing in believers who have leadership qualifications and then divide the work with them. So that has been our focus for most of this year. James started meeting once a month with our deacons and wives to pray and plan and that evolved into weekly meetings with the men to study the Word, as well as to plan effective discipleship and evangelism tools.
A culmination of this was being able to go to a conference with two of our three main couples.
Please continue to be in prayer for these two families as they seek to follow the call of God in their lives.
*Sandro and Gilmara
*Edinelson and Meire