Harold and Lílian Gilmer : September 2020 Prayer Letter
Harold and Lilian Gilmer – South America Director, Church Planter and Bible Translation in São Paulo, Brazil.
“Be still, and know that I am God . . . I will be exalted in the earth” (Psalm 46:10).
Two days before Pr. Sean Lunday was to leave the USA for Brazil, he informed us that the airline was not permitting him to bring the poles to the tent. This reminded us of Pharaoh telling Moses that he could take the men, but not the women, children and flock, to worship the Lord. We prayed, asking the Lord for the entire tent, and not just the covering. By God´s grace, the airline permitted Pr. Sean to bring it all, and we held our first services in the new tent yesterday, right on schedule, and nothing short of a miracle. With this, we are able to convene all the adults and young people, while the children have services inside the building. To God be the glory!
Praise the Lord we are seeing an increase in the search for Bibles here in Brazil. Last month we more than doubled the number of Bibles distributed through our premises (6879 Bibles, up from 3088 in July).
“What exactly do we need right now?” my father asked me last week, to which I replied: “Right now, we need to print 146,000 Bibles and we need an additional US $300,000 to get this done.” “Ok” he said, “Let this be known.” This is a high figure, but it is what we need. Bible printing and distribution is not an inexpensive ministry, but it is certainly the most rewarding. “So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.” (Isaiah 55:11)
Last week, while accompanying my mother-in-law to the eye doctor, I gave Mr. Carlos a New Testament as we left his parking lot. “This present gives me goosebumps, for I have been seeking God,” he said. I stepped out of the car and said: “I have something even better for you.” I got a BEAMS Bible from my trunk and shared with Mr. Carlos the Gospel. “Now I understand that Jesus is the Way!” he said excitedly. This is why we do what we do!
Praise and Prayer for Support
The Lord is providing for us in a wonderful way through special offerings, for which we can only say Thank You. As the LORD guides, please do share the links to our Ministry Overview and PowerPoint Presentation. We are still in need of regular supporters for this ministry. Thank you for your prayers!
Yours fellow servants in Brazil,
Harold, Lílian, Raphael and Danielle