Tuesday, September 21, 2004

Back at it in Brazil

Just wanted to say a huge "thank you" to everyone who was a part of our trip to the US, and even if we didn't get a chance to see you, you were still a part. I feel like I know what bands feel like when they go on the road. It was exhausting as well as incredibly encouraging to share with others what is going on in Brazil and to hear what is happening there as well.

We started out our trip needing to raise somewhere in the neighborhood of $5000/month for my whole team. (That's a pretty big neighborhood) Obviously a big part of that is what we needed to raise for the 3 national staff, Claudia, Cristina, and Flavio. It's been incredible to watch so many people get excited about what God is doing in Brazil and to reach into their pockets to give sacrificially. We're still waiting to hear from some people but to this point we've seen God raise up about $3500/month. Wow! Thank you.

Although it was amazing to see what God was doing while we were in the States, I couldn't wait to get back to Brazil to see my family and to get back in the trenches. I've been back since last Thursday and it seems as though God has really used our absence here to push our young leaders into a greater sense of ownership and responsibility as they seized the torch while our staff was gone. Good stuff happening all over the place.

Check back in to see updates occasionally. We're thankful for each of you and would love to hear from you.

Pray for:
  • Thank God for all that He has provided for our team over the last month
  • Thank God for people like yourself that God uses to change our lives and the lives of Brazilians here through our work together.
  • God to provide the remaining $1200-$1500/month that is needed for my 3 national staff.
  • Us as we settle back into life and ministry here. There are a lot of people to see and work to be done that has accumulated in our absence.

2 Comments:

At 8:57 AM, Blogger Stu and Liz said...

Hello Dempsey Family,
Always glad to get your news.
We are doign well here in Natal.
As you know getting settled in can be a slow process but we are trustign in the Lord for all our needs.
We love Natal!
Coem up for a vacation some time, you have a place to stay!
God bless you,
Stu and Liz and family

 
At 9:09 AM, Blogger stunningman said...

Hey guys- love the web page! Much cooler than email. It was great to see you guys while you were in the states! Hopefully, I will be able to come down to visit sometime in the next few months.

 

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