Harold and Lílian Gilmer : Annual Report for 2021 (January 2022)
Harold and Lilian Gilmer – South America Director, Church Planter and Bible Translation in São Paulo, Brazil.
Thank you for your faith-filled prayers and faithful support. Rejoice with us at what the Lord did in 2021:
Over 1.2 Million Bibles Distributed
By God´s grace, we distributed over 1.2 million complete Bibles throughout the Portuguese-speaking world in 2021. Each Bible represents one person that was reached with God´s Word, and we know that God´s Word will “not return . . . void.” All glory be to God!
Rejoice with us that our Bible printing needs for last year were provided for in full, and that we were able to use all of our Bible distribution funds. Please pray with us for the replenishing of our Bible distribution fund.
For us, the lack of funds is not an excuse for someone not to have a Bible!
Exhaustive Concordance Project
Years ago, my father provided the Portuguese language with its first-ever Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible. We are now updating this Concordance and adding a Hebrew and Greek dictionary, which was lacking in the first edition. Work is well underway to conclude this project, but we lack $5,000 dollars at this time. Please prayerfully consider helping with this vital project.
Seeking to Purchase the Land for the Church
It is said that a tree is only as tall as its roots are deep. Well, at our small congregation, we are seeking to grow deep roots. By God´s grace in 2021, we saw seventeen people saved, four baptized, two continue in seminary, two go into full time ministry, two more missionaries supported (for a total of seven missionary projects now supported through faith promise) and 4,000 Gospel tracts (personalized) distributed in our neighborhood. We already have $55,000 towards the purchase of the property and lack $25,000 at this time in order to make an offer. Please do pray for the purchase of the land for the Church.
Update on Support Level
Two years ago, we saw a 40% drop in our support due to the economic crisis in Brazil and the COVID-19 pandemic. We continued on the field by faith, and the Lord provided! By God´s amazing provision, we now lack only 23% of our support level! Please do pray with us for new supporters for our ministry. The Lord is providing special offerings during this time that are making up the difference in our support. “The Lord Provides;” that is one of His names. Jehovah Jireh!
Your fellow servants in Brazil,
Harold, Lílian, Raphael and Danielle