Tag: Fernandes

Fernandes July 2021

July 22, 2021

 

Update from Isabel Fernandes
Portugal

 

Sometimes God leads us to people, sometimes He brings them to us. I believe that God brought us Tatiana. She is a young woman who is selling fruit and vegetables at the Market, right beside where I expose my products. For more than once, we have talked about the faith and she is asking many questions and demonstrating interest about the Word. She has told me many things about her personal life and, last Saturday, Tatiana cried when she told me the struggles she was facing. I ask that you help us and that you ask for a miracle for Tatiana, for the enemy has kept her on a path that strays from the purposes of God. When I look at her and my faith shrinks, I remember the words: “Is there anything too difficult for God?”

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Fernandes April 2021

April 27, 2021

 

Update from Isabel Fernandes
Portugal

 

Cartaxo,

Sometimes we run out of ideas and reach a point of exhaustion in the fight to understand how we can reach to the heart of the people here in Portugal. It looks like everyone is asleep and, no matter our efforts and creativity you will not reach the heart and soul of this generation. I have reminded myself many times of the words: “Unless the Lord builds the house, the builders labor in vain.” I asked the He gives me the grace of finding a meeting point to call people’s attention. God, sometimes, uses the circumstances to take us on another way.

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Fernandes – Cartaxo November 2020

December 1, 2020

 

In Him and for Him,
Isabel Fernandes
Portugal

 

Ever since I found salvation, I have understood how urgent and important it is to preach the Gospel. In my innocence I believed that people would easily believe in an enthusiastic way. Throughout my walk, the Lord has showed me that things are not like that, for many have rejected and don’t even want to listen about our faith. Something interesting has started to happen in my walk of faith. The Lord has started to bring to my path people who are already near the end of their lives. Whether it be in hospitals, in nursing homes, churches or someone’s house, I had the joy of being used to save people for Jesus, whether they might be children, adults or elderly ones.

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The Lord has heard our voice!

April 14, 2020

 

Update from Isabel Fernandes
Portugal

 

For a few years now I have been asking the Lord that He would open a door to give access to the community. In the last weeks, we have united our strengths by praying together. Today, together, we can give thanks to the Lord because He has heard our voice!

My application to work and collaborate as a volunteer during this Covid-19 crisis was accepted by the town hall. I have been contributing by shopping groceries for people who are currently in quarantine and I also help serve dinner to a group of people from India who are under quarantine at a public school in Cartaxo.

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Fernandes – Portugal February 2020

February 17, 2020

 

Grace and peace,
Isabel Fernandes
Portugal

 

For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world. Ephesians 6:12

This fight has been felt by our team in spiritual attacks against the body, against the mind and against the soul. But the grace of God is present and that is enough. Every day the Lord gives us comfort, enhances our strength and blesses us in every conflict.

The initiative of offering “Brigadeiros” with a New Testament, as a Christmas present has been very positive. We had the opportunity of serving as a family and many received the message of Jesus in a personal and friendly way. Now, after Christmas, we continue to use this strategy, during visits and as a way to strengthen relationships, creating an opening to share the Gospel, which is sweeter than honey.

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