Category: Missionary News

Moura’s Ministry Fall 2021

October 20, 2021


With profound gratitude for your faithful partnership,
Moises & Lucy Moura
International Ministry Center Liaison

 

 

“Ascribe the greatness of our God the Rock, his works are perfect, and all his ways are just. A faithful
God who does no wrong, upright, and just is he.” (Deuteronomy 32:3-4)

Dear friends and prayer partners,

We are thrilled to tell you that I am going to Brazil on a mission trip in January 2022.

It has been two years without being able to travel overseas for mission trips due to Covid and liver transplant recovery. That is a big praise! I will be teaching, preaching, training church leaders, and encouraging pastors for three weeks.

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Exciting Updates

October 10, 2021

Ministry Update of Curtis and Rachel Rhoadarmer

We were able to attend the ACBC (Association of Certified Biblical Counselors) National conference in Charlotte, NC this past week. Rachel was recognized along with around 200 others in a “graduation ceremony” as a newly certified Biblical Counselor. This recent class of “graduates” had the most certified in a single year in ACBC’s history! Here she is pictured after her ceremony with her two supervisors, Randy Patton and Lisa Anderson. It was a great time of celebration, refreshment, and further training.

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Portugal, Viana do Castelo – 4th October 2021

October 4, 2021

 

Update from Nuno and Gila
Portugal

 

Dear praying friends,

We hope this update finds you well.

September has been a busy month, with kids going back to school and new chapters of movements like Alpha and o Jardim starting again.

Kids are well settled now and we would love you to join us praying for all the children in our community to grow deep in the knowledge of the Lord and not be ashamed of the gospel! (they are a minority in their schools and face difficult situations).

Sundays have been sweet as always and during October we are focusing on the Protestant reformation. Because our community is very new to faith they really don’t know what is the reformation about. Pray the Holy Spirit helps them understand.

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Cianelli Family Update September 2021

September 13, 2021

 

 

Update from Sam and Claudia
Portugal

 

 

Já fazia algum tempo que não conseguimos tirar uma foto todos juntos. Este verão está chegando ao fim e no meio de toda loucura, foram poucos os momentos que conseguimos estar só nós os 4. Read more

Wadsworth Window – September 2021

September 12, 2021

 

Yours in Christ,
Wade

 

Is it September already? With the changing weather folks in the nursing homes are already worrying about another future lockdown coming this winter. How we pray that does not happen! The last few months of Bible Study ministry has been a blessing to me and to the residents. I have noticed more ministry from Christians in the nursing homes to each other and to the unsaved than I have ever seen before. It seems God used the lockdown period to cause the followers of Christ to learn to encourage one another. I have been able to encourage them to continue to develop their prayer and encouragement ministry to each other and to the unbelievers. It gives them a very high purpose and answers the question, “Why does God let me continue to live?”

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Workshop & Training Clinic Results

September 8, 2021

Dear Friends & Family,

Last month, we asked you to pray for both a national online workshop and a training clinic. Now we have received the results. Response had been very encouraging with 134 pre-registered for the 2-evening workshop and 28 for the more in-depth training clinic that ran through Saturday. The teaching originated from Rio de Janeiro. Participation from as far away as the state of Amazonas was possible via Zoom.

In all, eight churches were involved. A large number of people, representing smaller congregations in other Amazonian cities, met together in the auditorium of their mother church where the Zoom transmission was projected on a big screen. The participants from the other seven churches in different states of Brazil connected from their own homes, using their smartphones, tablets and laptops. Connection issues had been an early concern for both the Zoom classes and the WhatsApp video-calls to be made to people who needed to hear an explanation of the Gospel, However, the Lord heard your prayers, and these did not pose significant challenges. The final report on participation was 133 and 28, respectively, for the workshop and clinic. Praise the Lord!

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Overby Odyssey September 2021

September 6, 2021

 

Scott for Heather, Stanley, Holly, Stuart, and Samuel

 

 

Hello Everyone,

Thank you for all the prayers this past month. God has been good and faithful to us as we settle down here in Oregon. The past five weeks have been super packed, but we have had a lot of good times with family and friends. As I (Scott) started work at Barlow, it has been encouraging with the many positive interactions and seeing the many layers of relationships already there. I am working with former teachers and coaches from twenty years ago and former colleagues and students from ten years ago. We are thankful for the many ways God has provided for us, and are excited to see how He will provide as we continue through the year. Here are just a few of the praises.

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Portugal, Viana do Castelo – 30th August 2021

August 30, 2021

 

Update from Nuno and Gila
Portugal

 

Dear praying friends,

Thank you for praying with us and for us! We are so happy to see Tomás coming with his family every Sunday and enjoying being here. We have been having the sweetest worship moments together. Marcelo (in the photo playing bass) is practicing with the youth and everybody sings along. Some just sit and rest in the presence of the Lord and little girls love to dance. Will you pray for those who join online? That the Lord removes whatever is preventing them to come (fear, easiness, tradition…) and gives them a heart desire to be with their brothers and sisters in Jesus. Our desire is for them to experience not only the teaching time, but also the fellowship and worship.

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Ministry Updates and Big News!

August 26, 2021

We Belong took the kids on a beach trip last month. We all had so much fun!

Ministry in Portland

I’m sure most of you are aware of the terrible events unfolding in A’stan. One of the “A” women whom I’ve known for a few years has a sister who just escaped on foot three weeks ago with her two small children. She is now hiding out in Turkey, and I am trying to help her. I was given the contact info for a lawyer who helps relocate refugees, but although I’ve been attempting to reach her for almost two weeks, I have not received a response. If anyone knows where I should turn next, please let me know!

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God is good! Rhoadarmer update 8/25/21

August 25, 2021

Phase 3 is complete!
Rachel is now a certified Biblical Counselor with the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors!

Rachel just completed Phase 3 (50 sessions of supervised Biblical Counseling) to become a certified Biblical Counselor!

Often asked questions:

Can Rachel now charge for counseling services?
Yes. However, we both feel it’s best to keep Biblical Counseling under the outreach/discipleship arm of the local church so we will be offering it for free through the partnership ministry of New Hope Baptist Church and Be One Together.

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