Friday, August 10, 2007

You can read our latest update by clicking on the picture above to see it full size.

In other news, Kristy took a trip a couple of weeks ago to Argentina to visit with two of the students who are involved in our ministry but are doing a student exchange program right now. Robertinha and Aline are both fairly new Christians and when they decided to go, we worried that they it would be difficult for them to continue growing in their relationships with God so far away from fellowship. But of course, God had other plans! It's been amazing to see how much of an influence these two young believers have had on the people around them. One of their roommates told Kristy that she had never known what it was like to be loved unconditionally until she met Robertinha and Aline. She said that until she met them, the only Christians she knew were rigid and disapproving and that Robertinha and Aline had given her a completely different view of God and His grace. It was a reminder for us that it's better to trust God than to think that we can control circumstances or lives for our own purposes!

This week has been busy and tiring as Demps had meetings away with the leaders of each of our area's of ministry. He said he never knew how exhausting it could be to sit in a chair for 16 hours a day! Part of the exhaustion came from meeting with each other and meeting with God over issues and plans for our ministry, as well as communicating with each other on a heart level. Needless to say, the meetings were a success and we look forward to seeing how God moves our ministries forward over the next few months.

Continue to pray for the students we are pointing toward Christ and for our physical health. Pray also for our ministry financially, that all our needs and the needs of those around us would be met. We're grateful for your involvement and interest in what God is doing here!


At 2:10 PM, Blogger The Swartys said...

Hey there, it has been a while since I last wrote. Have thought alot about your guys and continue to think of you often. Hope you are taking the time to BBQ and think of me (I know it is first on your list of people)as you do it. What a treat that was to get to know you guys, Lord continue to bless and show His favor to you in Brasil.


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