Newsletter - March 2023
Peace and grace of Christ!
How good it is to have this space to share with you what the Lord has done in lives. We feel privileged to be part of His transformative action. You who have walked with us are also part of it. Our wish is that what we are going to share will be an encouragement for you to remain an investor and partner in God's mission.
Inauguration of Vida em Foco Church- Cumbuco
On November 19th and 20th, we finally had our official inauguration service for the new missionary base and local church in Lagoa do Barro, Cumbuco. A total of 250 people participated over the two days, including church members, people of the community, pastors and partners of Missão Vida em Foco from Fortaleza and the surrounding region. Our hearts are full of gratitude for God’s kindness and faithfulness. This is just the beginning! We still have a long journey ahead and the challenge of continuing to build to reach even more people and glorify God's name. Please continue to pray for God's miracles to manifest in this place!
Christmas is Jesus!
Bringing the Gospel to so many people was a joy and a privilege! In December, three Christmas celebrations took place, three services that together gathered approximately 800 people, including children, youth, and adults who heard the message of salvation preached about a God full of grace who sent His Son to save us from our sins. Through God's provision, we were able to deliver basic food packages, personal hygiene kits, gifts, and souvenirs to the children, as well as serve a meal to all those people! This was made possible with the support we received from partners, churches and donations from some companies. It was a time of God reaching and touching hearts, and 16 people surrendered their lives to Jesus! Check out some photos of the events below and also on our Facebook (@mvfbrasil).
In January, two mission schools were held simultaneously, the Alcance school at the MVF-Fortaleza base with 10 students, and the Alcance Teen school at the MVF Litoral base with 17 students. In that time they made unique experiences with the Lord through healings, calling and vocation confirmations, and a deeper knowledge of who God is. Below are some testimonies from participants:
Alcance Teen Student - Jamily Kelly (17 years old)
"The Alcance Teen School for me was much more than I imagined. It provided moments of healing, renewal, identity, and transformation to my soul thirsty for Christ. Through teachings and the Father's love, I practically experienced what it is to live according to God's heart and will. Those were incredible moments that I will never forget."
Alcance School Student - Sabrina Natacha (19 years old)
"The voice of God became more audible to me, and I learned to be sensitive to the Holy Spirit and enjoy the privilege of being in the center of His will."
Alcance School Student - João Marcos (24 years old)
"The Alcance School exceeded my expectations and surprised me much more than expected. There, Jesus taught me things that go far beyond missions. This training helped me to become a better Christian, more passionate about lives and taking the Gospel to everyone places. Alcance awakened in me a passion greater than I imagined for lifetimes."
Alcance Teen Student - Andrey Levi (13 years old)
"The Alcance Teen School for me was a renewal, it helped me to clarify doubts that I had and helped me to strengthen my relationship with God. It was an incredible experience that I wish for any teenager! I am very grateful for having participated!"
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Baixada and Rosalina
The past few weeks have been a time of intense planning for the Project teams in the Baixada and Rosalina communities. In addition to the regular activities on the weekly schedule, we are planning special programs for the semester, such as commemorative dates and external events. Between April or May, the two projects will hold camps for children and teenagers. This is a very special time of communion, leisure, and mainly of revealing God's love to them through serving them, ministering the word of God, praying for them and caring. Rosalina will begin the year's activities in a new space within the community, which is still rented, but we are praying and mobilizing to build our own space. Baixada will also undergo renovation of the space.
We need your prayers. Whenever possible, place these points before the Lord. We want His guidance and wisdom so that we can live what he called us as a mission to do!
1. Pray for our missionaries;
2. Pray that the Lord will direct us in all the programs and use us to reach lives;
3. Pray for us to find a good place for the children and teenagers' camp and for resources; from now on, pray with us for these days of camp so that children and teenagers may have more revelation of God;
4. Pray for the adaptation of the new space in the Rosalina Project and for the renovation that the Baixada Project will make;
5. Pray for us to find partners who can offer to purchase the needed materials for the next courses that will take place this semester.