Today we had a lunch meeting with Scott Emery, the Director of Hispanic Teams at Great Cities Missions. We got to share with him (and his wife Holly) our plans for South Florida. It was very encouraging to know that Great Cities is indeed interested in starting a Brazilian work in the Deerfiel Beach / Boca Raton area. Also, Scott seemed to like us quite a lot. We really admire the beautiful work that Great Cities has done in Latin America and surely would love to work with them in the future. Prayers appreciated! 🙏
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… 🙏