This morning Rafael and I finished up our studies together to prepare him for baptism on Saturday at our area get-together. (It’s not a holiday in Brazil today.)
I’m grateful that the gospel of Jesus Christ has the power to touch and change lives.
I’m grateful that the Lord calls me, along with all his saints, to be agents of change, bringing people from darkness into his marvelous light.
I’m grateful for Rafael’s desire to become a follower of Christ.
I’m grateful for his wife, his in-laws, and other brethren who have provided him example, encouragement, and teaching.
I’m grateful for my wife who supports me and shares in what I do.
I’m grateful for congregations and friends who provide us the financial means and the spiritual encouragement to continue our work here.
I’m grateful for the simplicity and clarity of Scripture to teach us what God has done in his Son and to instruct us in the ways of righteousness.
I’m grateful for 29 years of uninterrupted service to the Lord in Brazil as of today.