Survey Trip to South Florida: Day 3

Today was another busy day!

In the morning we had coffee with Mauricio Yegros (a Paraguayan missionary at the Coral Springs CoC here in Florida) and Chris Fry (Director of Latin Mission Teams at Great Cities Missions). They were both very excited and encouraging of our plans for South Florida. Mauricio had been here in the area for 5 years and he gave us good hints and suggestions. Something awesome about the work that Mauricio has been doing in Coral Springs is that they have been using Let’s Start Talking as a way to reach out to the Hispanics. He told us that this method works really well with the immigrants in the area.

In the evening we had a delicious dinner at a Brazilian restaurant in Boca Raton. Carlos Preciado invited Mr. and Mrs. Guzman, as well as Mr. Olivo (Outreach Minister at the High Pointe CoC in McKinney, TX) to join us. Carlos had spoken to them about us and they were excited to meet us. Carlos and Erika Guzman lived in Brazil for many years and we know several church people in common. They now live here in South Florida and were also very encouraging of us moving here.

So far the response we’ve been having from everybody has been really positive. We also like the area very much. Well, let’s keep praying… 🙏

1st photo: coffee with Mauricio Yegros and Chris Fry
2nd photo: dinner with Carlos Preciado, Carlos and Erika Guzman, and Luis Olivo

Hello!

We are Maikon & Tati Borba. Right now we are Bible and Missions students at Harding University in Searcy, AR.

We are both native Brazilians and will soon be working as missionaries in South Florida (Boca Raton and Deerfield Beach area). We were former ESL teachers in Brazil and, after our graduation (May 2020), we want to start a bilingual ministry. We will love to combine our then new-acquired knowledge in Bible and Missions with our expertise in English teaching to help Brazilians and/or other immigrants by helping them learn English through the Bible. We are looking at either partnering with a local CoC or forming a team to plant a new church. If you’re interested in learning more about our plans, please get in touch! 👍