Tuesday, November 9, 2010

BILD International Summit/What Lies Ahead

What an amazing week!  Pastor Antonio Figueira and I headed to Ames, Iowa Sunday, October 31.  We spent five days studying and discussing the way of Christ and His Apostles with people in ministry from all over the world.  I met wonderful people from places like Senegal, Nepal, Sierra Leone, Togo, India, Nigeria, Haiti, the list goes on.  At this summit I learned about the curriculum that Pastor Antonio uses to train leaders right in his own church, instead of sending them away to be trained.  The curriculum is directly from the first century church at Antioch.  This is the curriculum that I will be trained under, and it is also the program that the youth of the church is taught, something that I will be directly involved in.  All over the world pastors are using this tool to train and send leaders to advance the Gospel and plant new churches.  If you would like to know more about BILD International, I invite you to visit their website - 

Praise the Lord I did well in the final two days of my TEFL course, and I am now certified!  I had a great time teaching a lesson and wrapping up the certification.  Now the Lord has blessed with a great tool to reach out to the Portuguese community and to gain part-time employment in the country.  Please be in prayer as I begin to make contact with schools in northern Portugal for potential employment.  As you know, Caryne and I will be headed to Portugal the end of January 2011 for a week, and I will Lord-willing be meeting with several schools during that time.

The summit in Iowa energized me greatly, and I am anxious to move forward!  Please pray for patience on my part, as the Lord's timing is perfect. 

As stated in a previous post, our timetable to move to Portugal is September of 2011.  We truly thank God for the team of prayer warriors that He has brought along side us.  If the Lord is leading you to join us with financial support, now is the time to begin!  Will you prayerfully consider supporting us monthly for $10, $20, $50, or whatever amount you are led to give?  If you enjoy giving to specific projects, we are still in need of about $500 for our trip to Portugal in January 2011.

BILD International is the organization that provides tax receipts, so please send your gifts to the following address:

Make the check out to BILD International, and send to:
BILD International
2400 Oakwood Rd
Ames, IA 50014-8417

Please write "Darling Family" on the memo line of your check.

We have no idea what the future holds, but we do know that the Lord is good and He holds us in His hands.  Thank you so much for letting us share this journey with you!