Harold and Lilian Gilmer – South America Director, Church Planter and Bible Translation in São Paulo, Brazil.
“ . . . The Seed is the Word of God” (Luke 8:11b).
Church Planting & Bible Ministry – Alphabetization through the Bible
The Lord has given us a well-rounded ministry of Church Planting and Bible Distribution. These ministries are intertwined, for you cannot separate the Bible from the church and vice-versa. This month we had a wonderful reminder of this truth. We set up a classroom at our Congregation to teach the illiterate to read using the Bible as the textbook. We just donated more than 1,800 Bibles designated for “Alphabetization through the Bible” through the Trinitarian Bible Society of Brazil. This was possible because of the special offerings that we received for our Bible Distribution Fund, for which we can only say Thank You! Please do pray with us for the replenishment of our Bible Distribution Fund, which was significantly reduced by this gift. We always say that the lack of funds is no excuse for someone not to have a Bible.
Update on Exhaustive Concordance w/ Dictionary
By faith we are proceeding with this project. Pastor Walter Campelo, one of our board members, is helping produce samples, but there will be great expense in bringing this to fruition. Please pray with us about giving to the Portuguese language the single most important tool they need in studying the Scriptures
Yours fellow servants in Brazil,
Harold, Lílian, Raphael and Danielle