Showing posts with label September Month of Prayer for the Gaúcho People. Show all posts
Showing posts with label September Month of Prayer for the Gaúcho People. Show all posts

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Stronghold #3: Materialism

We are well into the Month of Prayer for the Gaúchos of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil! As you may remember, the prayer focus this year is on the spiritual strongholds that bind the hearts and minds of urban Gaúchos. If you have not yet received a copy of the videos and the accompanying bulletin inserts, you can view them online or download them at www.teamgaucho.net.



Our prayer emphasis this week will be on the stronghold of Materialism. We would encourage you to watch the videos with your church or small group and to devote time during this week asking God to free the hearts and minds of the Gaúchos from the deception of the unhealthy aspects of modern culture which keep them from being open to receiving the gospel.

Jeff is in Porto Alegre, while Blake, Parker and I are still in the USA. Parker goes to the doctor today (Wednesday), and if all goes well, he will be cleared to return to Brazil next week. Please pray that he will get a good report from the doctor and that we will be able to fly to Brazil next Monday and Tuesday.

The evangelistic service and social action project Jeff participated in on Saturday went well, and the groundwork is being laid for a new church plant in that neighborhood. Please pray that in short order, a new church would be flourishing in that area. Jeff’s evangelism and church planting classes also got off to a good start, although he is struggling with the blessings of having a large number of students and way too much material for them to absorb!

Thank you for your prayers for the Cunningham family who arrived last week to join our team of missionaries in Porto Alegre as our volunteer coordinators. They are getting settled in and finding their way around, so please continue to pray for them.

Thank you so much for your faithful prayers on our behalf!

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Stronghold #2: Pride

September is rolling right along, and with it, the Month of Prayer for the Gaúcho People of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil! As you may remember, the prayer focus this year is on the spiritual strongholds that bind the hearts and minds of urban Gaúchos. If you have not yet received a copy of the videos and the accompanying bulletin inserts, you can view them online or download them at www.teamgaucho.net. The second video on Pride is available on GodTube and also on YouTube.



Our prayer emphasis this week will be on the stronghold of Pride. We would encourage you to watch the videos with your church or small group and to devote time during this week asking God to free the hearts and minds of the Gaúchos from the deception of the unhealthy aspects of their cultural pride which keep them from being open to receiving the gospel.

Jeff has returned safely to Porto Alegre, while Blake, Parker and I are still in the USA awaiting Parker’s medical clearance so we can return. Please pray for our family as we are separated, as well as Jeff’s church planting and evangelism classes starting Thursday and an evangelistic service Jeff will be leading at a church plant in a nearby city on Saturday.

Also pray for the Cunningham family as they are driving down to join our team of missionaries in Porto Alegre. They will be serving as volunteer coordinators for our team, so we hope that many of you will soon get a chance to meet them in person!

Thank you so much for your faithful prayers on our behalf!

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

September is the Month of Prayer for the Gaucho People

September is finally here, and with it, the Month of Prayer for the Gaúcho People of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil! As you may remember, the prayer focus this year is on the spiritual strongholds that bind the hearts and minds of urban Gaúchos. If you have not yet received a copy of the videos and the accompanying bulletin inserts, you can watch it here, view them online or download them at www.teamgaucho.net. Here is the first video on False Religions.




We would encourage you to watch the videos with your church or small group and to devote time during this week asking God to free the hearts and minds of the Gaúchos from the deception of false religions.

Thursday, August 16, 2007

September Month of Prayer for the Gaucho People


As many of you know by now, my husband Jeff became Strategy Coordinator for our city of Porto Alegre in February of this year. He has designated September the Month of Prayer for the Gaúcho People. He has produced a series of video shorts, available on DVD for use by churches, Sunday School classes, and small groups during this month.

We are asking churches, small groups, and Sunday School classes to dedicate some time either on the Sunday mornings or Wednesday nights during September for a prayer focus for our people. There are 5 short (3-4 minute) DVD clips. We're also making available bookmarks featuring both the city and our team.

If you’d like to request these resources (completely free of charge), just email me here with “Video request” in the subject line. Include your mailing address and the number of bookmarks needed and our United States Support Team (USST), that is, Jeff's mom, will send them out to you ASAP. Please prayerfully consider stepping up and coordinating this special prayer emphasis for our people and our missionaries during September.