What is “Congresso”?

What is "Congresso"?

What is “Congresso”? For some, it is the Portuguese word for an assembly of politicians to discuss and pass laws, like the English word Congress. However, for the church here, it means a yearly event that provides the brethren with an opportunity to spend four days together in fellow-ship with loved ones they don’t see […]

Northeast Christian Lectureship is Here!

Northeast Christian Lectureship is Here!

Much of our time the last few weeks has been spent in getting this big event organized. It begins Thursday and runs through the following Sunday (20th—23rd). It is held in a different city of Northeast Brazil since it’s inception 25 years ago (we’re calling this one “The Silver Anniversary”). Because Recife is centrally located […]

The Faithful Gardener

The Faithful Gardener

Zé Gomes (63 years old) was baptized today. He is a very hard working man, an excellent gardener. At first he started coming to the church to fix the yard and became friends with several people in our congregation. Later, he started to come to our services.   Six years ago Zé Gomes lost his […]

Growing into Christ

Growing into Christ

I am so pleased with the youth of our congregation. They are so excited about their life in Christ. They love to be in the company of other Christians. It is very common for them to go to worship Sunday morning, eat lunch together at a small nearby mall if they have money, if they […]