This is a BZM missions report, plus.

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Our daughter Leila and her friend, Amanda, (above) returned from camp on Saturday, and Vicki and I went to pick them up in Sao Paulo. The bus got stuck at camp and delayed two hours, so it was 4:30 p.m. when we got home. Vicki missed the ladies’ meeting in Taubate.

At camp Amanda had asked for a Bible study in preparation for baptism. We counseled caution when Leila called for advice, because sometimes young people are baptized at camp in the emotion of the experience there. Vicki and Leila hope to study further with her.

In SJCampos we had good attendance with 33 present. I preached the third sermon, “Jesus Is Lord,” in the series on the “Distinctive Principles of the NT Church.” You can read the approach I took here.

In Taubate yesterday we had 10 people present, with one non-Christian. I preached the third sermon from the series “What Must I Do to Be Saved?” from the book of Romans.

We were cheered by more news of conversions through the evangelistic study we published recently.

In our home group study we’ve consistently been having three couples present, always with non-Christians.

Today Vicki and I celebrate 30 years of marriage. She’s a patient wife. We’ve reached the point where over half of our lives have been in the wedded bliss, so it’s hard to recall how it was before we tied the knot. That’s good for me, keeps the wife from pining for her days of freedom.

I’m working to set up appointments for my time fund-raising in the U.S. If you know of a congregation willing to have us visit and share about our work, please either let us know, have them contact us or direct them to this link.

Next Saturday we pick up the intensive studies again. A brother from Sao Paulo with a degree in business administration will teach on personal finances and budgeting. The studies are held in my office on the second Saturday of the month, from 3:30-6 p.m.

Check out this article translated from yesterday’s church bulletin, “Worship in the Church in 1 Corinthians.”

And at this link you can read a recent devotional published through our site and mailing list “Deus Conosco” (God with us): “Repaying the Lord.”

What do you think?

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