Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the LORD of hosts.Zechariah 4:6b
February, 2022 Update
Dear prayer partners,
So many praises to God for all that He leads and equips the children and I to complete for His glory.
Josiah is just finishing diving/swim season where he learned so much and made awesome memories with so many new experiences. Now, he is looking forward to soccer season and has already started conditioning with the team. He also recently obtained his drivers license giving him the ability to be more independent and help Mom more when her schedule is too busy for all that everyone is involved in. Veronica shows great talent at the flute and really enjoys her choir involvement and volunteering as a nursery worker at church. Benjamin continues to learn basketball, trumpet, and shows interest in tackling piano. All three have great report cards and their teachers have so many positive things to say about each of them. I couldn’t be more blessed to see God’s providence and help in so many transitions.
I continue to work full time as a night shift Registered nurse with much demand in my job. I’m also staying involved with the Brazilian team. Helping in planning, budgeting, and financially facilitating the team’s trips; I see growth and ownership growing. More on our vision for the future in this regard coming soon.
UPCOMING OPPORTUNITY: I am planning a physical return boat trip with a team leaving Manaus June 30 through July 7th. We will travel to the village in a privately rented boat to house the team. 40 hours up river, 4 days in the village for ministry and then return downstream to Manaus. This team is still forming. Please contact me if God is calling you as spaces are almost full.
Please join me in prayer for the Brazilian team that is currently ministering in the jungle.
They arrived last week with plans of a three week ministry trip, teaching disciples in all three villages around Lake Itaboca. Here is the update written by Nei after their last trip in December.
Good day beloved brothers and supporters of the Ministry among the Apurinãs!
Every trip is a new experience for us. This time the boat was delayed leaving only on Wednesday at noon. With that, our arrival at the mouth of the lake of Itaboca was also changed. We arrived around 3:00 in the morning and the passenger boat dropped us off a little way from the lake entrance. It was a big challenge for us because we were left in the middle of the big river without knowing the right direction and with two flashlights that didn’t illuminate enough. We went by faith and praised God for leading us by His Spirit until we found the floating Indigenous house where or brothers stay guarding the reserve.
There we tied our hammocks and waited until the day dawned to continue our journey. It’s winter here and that means it’s raining a lot and it was under the rain that we went on to the village where the house where we live is located.
We organized our house, and went looking for our brothers to say that we wanted to see them, and desired communion with them.
It was a very valuable time that we all had, where we were able to share about God with them and see the word of truth at work. They must hear the truth!
Our plan for the next trip is to stay longer and work with them in a discipleship study. Using very clear and simple material.
Needs for the development of the Ministry:
A long-range flashlight.
6 soccer balls.
Building material for a new meeting place in the village of Macawuã as a wind storm destroyed the old structure with a straw roof.
Health of all workers.
God’s empowerment to develop the work.
God’s protection from all dangers.
-Nei, Raquel, and Pr. Anibal
Thank you for your continued faithful support and please share with me your personal prayer requests as we walk in the will of our Lord and Savior together; passing through trials and tribulations as promised in this life, where sin and pain exist. Looking forward to His promises and doing the impossible through the power of the Holy Spirit. Amen and God bless. Keep your eyes on God.