Post the Sixth in which some of us wittness a dance fight.

Today we made our first forays into the streets of Maua accompanied by our Brazilian brethren. In groups of five or six, we walked the streets of Maua making visits scheduled by brother Clausius, one of the pastors of our sister church. All told, 112 were converted.

God worked mightily, and I could write hundreds of words documenting what happened. For the sake of time, I'll relay only a few of the stories we heard in share time.

One of our teams spoke with a man who has used a wheelchair since aa surgical accideent took the use of his legs. Our team shared the gospel with him, and Trudy Shirley knelt before his chair, looked him in the eye, and led him in the prayer that ushered him from death unto life.

One of our teams was able to lead twenty children to the Lord in a computer class taught by a believing teacher. Presumably the lines blurring church and state are blurrier here.

Several of our youth shared the gospel for the first time; often with good results. What a joy to rejoice with them.

Today's final story concerns Christina Young. A believing woman, whose husband accepted Christ after Michelle Tyer shared with him, asked for prayer for a sick friend when she learned that Christina was a nurse. Christina said that when the translator began to speak, the woman told him to be quiet and said she didn't need to hear the English. Already crying with joy at the conversion of her husband, the woman cried all the more when Christinaa began to pray for her though she didn't understand the wordss Christina prayed. Praise and honor to our great God who hears the prayers of his children--whatever language they speak.

I am pleased to report that God is already answering our prayers for unity. We are working together, eating together, and worshipping together. In many wasy we are joyfully and supernaturally living the truth of Galatians 3:26-29

26You are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus, 27for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. 28There is neither Jew nor Greek, slave nor free, male nor female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. 29If you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise.
Language seperates us, but it is a small small thingg compared to God who brings us together. Pastor Valmir shared that our presence gave our Brazillian friends greater boldness to share--praise God. Without them, we would be lost and unable to communicate--one body many parts.

More prayer would be appreciated. Consider praying for these things:

1. Pray that God would continue the work that he has begun and strengthen the bond among all of us, American and Brazillian alike.

2. Pray that many would come tomorrow to hear singing and preaching from us.

3. Pray that God would continue to draw people to himself.

Some of us did wittness a dance fight.


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