Dear Pastor and Brethren,
“And so were the churches established in the faith, and increased in number daily.” (Acts 16:15)
The Lord has allowed us to establish five Bible-believing churches in the country of Brazil that are firmly established in the Faith and increasing in numbers. These churches are the direct fruit of American Baptist missionary-minded churches. Praise the Lord!
Of these churches, the youngest has been the most challenging but also most promising. In spite of our physical infirmities, spiritual persecution, and financial trials, this two-year-old church is averaging 100 people on Sundays, and helping to support eight missionary projects through Faith Promise for Missions. Praise the Lord!
In the last few years, we have lost friends and financial support because of our first-century church-planting vision. We want to be more than soul-winners. We strive to establish New Testament churches with pastors and deacons which will observe the Lord’s Supper and Baptism, and obey the Great Commission of Jesus in its entirety. If you also believe this is the true New Testament model of church that Jesus and the apostles left for us, please continue to help or begin to help us in the country of Brazil.
Since beginning our furlough last July 4th, we have raised approximately $14,500 towards the construction of our fifth church which is a little over halfway done. Would you pray about the possibility of helping us with this specific need, whether you would be helping for the first of even second time? Once we move to the new building, the church will be free from monthly rent so it can self-sufficiently support a pastor, and will be able to grow numerically (it has practically outgrown the rented facility).
In His Perfect Love,
Rom, Rachel, Rochelle & Roxanne Ribeiro