WELCOME! YOUR VISIT IS A BLESSING TO US!
This is our first post in English. Our purpose is share with English speakers our news and blessings God has given to us! Be welcome with this beautiful smile of a Bible Class student of ours:
|Kid with her toy, granted on National Kid's Day, in October 12th|
|Over 100 people - including the adults - came to the event!|
In October, we were granted by God with a great donation from Brazil Mission Society. In the first semester of the current year, we sent a project to the Mission Departament of our National Church Headquarters. The project was looking forward to put the lining in our sanctuary, which was lacking since the construction of our temple. By the way, our chapel was built by Builders For Christ, a Brazil Mission Society partner group who builds churches throughout Brazil.
The ammount sent was about 3,500 USD, which will be applied on the lining material and on the payment of the carpenters' work. Below, you may see the first shot at the beginning of the job:
|Carpenters have started the work|
|With black wear Kelly and on blue Adriana|
In the past 12 months, more than 10 people have entered to our Congregation. We don't measure blessings through numbers, but we can see God has been making wonders for us, both in spiritual and material matters.
The average of non-Lutheran attendence in our services in September 2010 was the highiest ever in our Congregation. In each service, we had about 13 people attending our sanctuary as visitors. Praise be to the Lord of Sabaoth, who has been leading our work as witnesses of his Word!
Let's return to talk about the kids. Our pastor is a volunteer in a public school where he does a voluntary chapelancy. Rev. Albrecht goes once a week to the Paraíso das Acácias elementary school to ministry to the kids with age between 5-8 years old. He sings with them, prays with them and also tells them histories from the Bible applied to their lives. This school is attended by poor kids. Some of them have their parents rested in jail. Some are raise by the grandparents or even for uncle and aunt. Most of the students are catholic, but they accept very well a Lutheran pastor ministrying among them. The kids have been touched by God's Word, since the professors told pastor Tiago the kids get sad if pastor cannot make it to the school for any reason.
Below you may see a bit of our work among them:
|The kids just LOVE singing with the guitar!|
|The kids mey now feel comfortable to listen God's Word|
As told before in this post, we have been passing for several improvements in our sanctuary. One of them has happened recently, when we could buy a water fountain for our temple. Before that, we would have to freeze water in the refrigerator, in bottles, to offer cold water to our members and guests during services and meetings. The water was not filtered water at all. But since then, we can now offer filtered water, in a nice temperature, during all service time, when the temperature inside the temple goes farther than 100's F. This filter was bought with help of donators, who were found through Robin Barton's intermedium. See the water fountain pictured below:
|Now we can offer more comfort to the worship attendees|
|A view of the main entrance of the temple|
|There're taped water, telephone and electricity lines but not sewage system in flooded areas|
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