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! ?
This Friday Tati and I met with some families in the BMIN Program. We wanted to share with them some of our dreams for future mission work in South Florida or Portugal. Mr. Marvin Crowson (Director of Domestic Missions at Harding University) was there with us too. We all fellowshiped, ate pizza, talked about our survey trip to Deerfield Beach / Boca Raton this past November, and prayed about possible team formation. We love these families and would love to team up with them! ❤?
Today we both took our final last exams for the fall 2018 semester! We have really enjoyed our classes and know that we have learned a lot these past few months. ?
2018 is getting closer and closer to its end… Hard to believe, hum?
This year has been filled with many great experiences and blessings and the students in the BMIN Program at Harding University (and their families) got together to celebrate!
Tati and I surely love these people as we are all families to each other! ❤
We just had a very nice video conversation with Mr. Holway from the Sunset Church of Christ in Miami, FL. He is one of the ministers at the church there and has had a lot of experience as a missionary, both in an out of the country (over 12 years in Buenos Aires, Argentina).
Mr. Holway reasured us of our plans for South Florida and he confirmed many of our findings during our survey trip in November:
1) yes, there is a LARGE Brazilian community in the Deerfield/Boca area and it is not being reached by anybody.
2) he strongly believes that our plans and ideas for ministries would be very well received.
3) God has been making it clearer and clearer for us that South Florida may indeed be the place where He wants us to go and work as missionaries! Please, keep praying for us!
Over all, Mr. Holway seemed very happy and hopeful for us. We closed with a beautiful prayer said by him.
Thank you for your time and willingness to help us, Mr. Holway! God bless you! ??