Missions Conference


Well, I've officially been in Brazil for a little over three weeks! The Lord has been so so faithful. Not only have I been able to share His gospel everyday, but His love and providence is so constantly evident in my life, whether its through providing such a lovely team, through setting me up in a cozy studio apartment, or protecting me in the dangerous neighbourhoods we share in. My missionary team consists of Anita and Travis Simpson, a couple from Nashville, Tennessee, and their two kids Ali and Cole; Jill and Rick Thompson, a couple from Virginia; Jerry, from Texas, and Lynna Blackstock, from Texas. Joao Pessoa and Campina Grande, the cities I work in, have become like home to me already. We're getting involved with two local churches here, as well as doing campus ministry with Cru. Our schedules are crazy but it's been so encouraging to know it's all the Lord's work!
Because one of our focuses is church planting, we do a lot of door to door evangelism. We've had dozens of opportunities to share the gospel and hold bible studies! Brazilians are so opening to listening! 
This family was such a blessing. After sharing with Antonio, a believer, he brought us to his brother's house where I was able to lead him to Christ!

These are some of Lynna and I's new friends from church! Wednesday was Brazil's Independence Day so we all celebrated together. As you'll notice, they're all guys. Please pray we meet some girls haha. 

  • We've settled in really well here. Our apartments have AC and Wifi, two things we weren't expecting.
  • Our team has the same sense of humour. We all get along really well!
  • The Lord has given us so many choices for ministry. He's already doing a lot of work here. 
Prayer Requests:
  • that the Lord would introduce Lynna and I to some girls that know English that we would be able to disciple.
  •  that in the next week or so God would give us wisdom on what ministries to start to fully invest in (door to door in Joao Pessoa, in Campina Grande, or campus ministry etc)
  • for language study and practice. I’m understanding quite a bit of the Portuguese, but I never have a chance to speak it, only hear it. 
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