Dear Pastor and Brethren:
“Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it.” (Ephesians 5:25)
Rom preached at a Family Conference in the city of São Paulo at the beginning of this month. On this occasion, Rachel’s parents, missionaries to the Jews in Brazil, Tom and Linda Gilmer, celebrated their 50th anniversary and 46 years on the mission field. All four children of the Gilmers are involved in the ministry. Rachel is a third generation missionary. Praise the Lord!
It is no secret that the family is the key to the success of a church. It is no wonder the family is being attacked on all sides by society. Since the beginning of the year, Rom has been teaching married couples on Wednesday nights, and has weekly counseled troubled couples. The Lord is blessing these families and our ministry as well. Our next step is to teach about childrearing according to the Bible.
The Lord willing, Rom will be participating in a nationwide Baptist Congress on Revival in the month of July. His pastor, missionary Jimmy Rose, will be one of the main speakers. Please pray that the Lord will touch the hearts of pastors to be more involved in Missions, especially in church planting ministries.
Our family is very grateful for the financial and prayer support we receive from you. Thank you so much for allowing us to be one of your representatives in the country of Brazil. Thank you for the love offering you sent us.
In His Perfect Love,
Rom, Rachel, Rochelle & Roxanne Ribeiro