Result - Christ was preached and God was glorified! As you can see, there was only a handful of friends present, but God used the gospel visually and verbally to touch hearts. James focused on why Christ suffered emphasizing the justification of sinners. Adelar (first on the right in the group of three on the left) was someone I met last week and seems to be affected strongly by the gospel. Sharon and I will do a Bible study at his house on Tuesday evening.
Cristiano (here in the back) has been a work in progress. I have had two studies with him and his wife Debora. He works 10-12 hours a day making it difficult to meet up - but we will not give up.
The small group of 4 teens in the front attended a series of 6 gospel studies at our house last year. I had not seen them since. Praise God for bringing them!
José Augusto on the back row has attended 3 of our evangelistic events!
As you can see we had chairs set up for 70 or more. Obviously this did not happen - so we take refuge in clear Biblical truth: I Cor. 15:58 - "Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain."
Thursday, April 1, 2010
Please pray for our Easter outreach here in Brazil. We have handed out a few hundred invitations and will be showing Mel Gibsons version of "The Passion of the Christ" at a local community center. God has granted us several opportunities to share the true gospel with some as we handed out invitations. Adelar and Ivani invited me in and we spent over an hour on the gospel and Bible related questions. Also shared clearly with Sireneu an older gentleman who lives alone and drives a taxi for a living. As a Catholic he told me he had never heard the gospel quite like that before.
Here's our plan with the movie. We will start the movie at 7:30 and pause about 50 minutes in right before the crucifixion. At this point my brother James will explain the "WHY" of what is about to happen - then we will play the rest. Pray that this will impact all who come - as many have already seen this movie. May God cause many to repent and believe in Him as a result of the true gospel message. Pray for us this Friday at 6:30 Eastern! Thanks.