Tuesday, April 15, 2014

"If we live by the Spirit..."

Church Addition
For the past months a building has been taking shape directly behind our church.  This multi-use building has been a vision of this ministry for many years, and praise the Lord through recent financial blessing we have been able to move forward with construction. It will include a new kitchen, and Lord-willing will be used for outreach programs (such as providing meals in our community to those who need it), as well as youth activities and more.  We are very encouraged about what the Lord is doing now, and will do in the future, through this ministry!
Happy Birthday Isabel!
Our awesome and full-of-life daughter Isabel recently turned three years old!  She is a joy to our family, as well as to all those she comes in contact with.  We know she will be used of the Lord in exciting ways!  Parabéns!

Prison Ministry
Please continue to pray for our church's prison ministry in the nearby town of Custóias.  Lives are continually being impacted with the Gospel in many different ways. Tomorrow we will begin taking soccer teams into the prison to play a team of inmates.  Please pray that these games will be used as another way to spread the good news of the Gospel!

Ministry Partners in the States
Pastor Figueira returned today from a two-week ministry trip to the States.  There he met with many current and future ministry partners who are working alongside our church, both in northern Portugal and in other Portuguese-speaking nations (like Mozambique and Brazil).  Praise the Lord for a fruitful and safe trip! Please be in prayer concerning these partnerships, as the Lord continues to open doors for the Gospel in the Portuguese-speaking world!

It is a blessing to have you alongside us!