Harold and Lílian Gilmer : April 2024 Prayer Letter

Harold and Lilian Gilmer – South America Director, Church Planter and Bible Translation in São Paulo, Brazil

Dear Brethren:
“The LORD hath done great things for us; whereof we are glad” (Psalm 126:3).

“He Is Risen!”
We had a wonderful Easter Sunday, with breakfast in the morning, children´s cantata in the evening, and several first-time visitors. By God´s grace, four people trusted Christ as their Savior since our last prayer letter.

Things are progressing at the new location. We hope to move by the end of the month, the Lord willing, in time for our anniversary. Please do keep this in your prayers. The new location will give the church much greater visibility and potential for growth. That is our prayer.

We DO NOT need to know that everything is going to be OK to REJOICE
Changes bring along with them many uncertainties. I found myself asking the question: “What do you want to know?” My answer: “All I want to know is that everything is going to be OK.”

In my heart, I wanted to know that everything is going to be OK with the move from our current location and upcoming changes so that I can have peace and rejoice. Then I was reminded of Habakkuk 3:17-18:

“Although the fig tree shall not blossom, neither shall fruit be in the vines; the labour of the olive shall fail, and the fields shall yield no meat; the flock shall be cut off from the fold, and there shall be no herd in the stalls: Yet I will rejoice in the LORD, I will joy in the God of my salvation.”

In Philippians 3:1 and 4:4, the Apostle Paul exhorts us to “Rejoice in the Lord alway!” And in Nehemiah 8:10 we are told that “. . . The joy of the LORD is your strength.” In other words, we do not need to know that everything is going to be OK for us to rejoice in the Lord. Everything can go bad, as it were, and yet, we can still Rejoice in the Lord, for He is the source of our strength (Psalm 27:1).

“´Tis so sweet to trust in Jesus. Oh, for grace, to trust Him more”.

Yours fellow servants in Brazil,
Harold, Lílian, Raphael and Danielle

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