Tag: Surf Church Viana

Portugal, Viana do Castelo – 19th October 2020

October 19, 2020

 

Update from Nuno and Gila
Portugal

 

Dear praying friends,

How are you all doing?

Life here is going on as the Father leads. On Sundays some people like to come and gather in person at our home, others prefer connecting through Zoom. We have His peace as we keep doing what He called us to do and these are perfect times to live out the truths of His word! Our hearts ache for those who walked way, and this was something the Lord brought to our minds as we entered a season of fasting and prayer. So join us praying for these brothers and sisters, that the enemy doesn’t steal the seed planted and that the Holy Spirit draws them back to the Father: Duarte, Sãozinha, Anselmo, Assunção, Rúben, Sandra, Mafalda.

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Portugal, Viana do Castelo – 25th September 2020

September 25, 2020

 

Update from Nuno and Gila
Portugal

 

Dear praying friends,

We hope you are doing well, making the most of this season, enjoying the Lord and with eyes open to see all that He is doing around you!

We (the core group from WAVE Viana) were so blessed to have a short retreat together. It was something the Lord placed in my (Gila) heart last year and just in the right time He provided all that was needed so we could just be together and enjoy His presence. We sang, read through Scripture, cooked, painted, shared from a place of vulnerability and prayed for each other and this city!

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Portugal, Viana do Castelo – 25th August 2020

August 25, 2020

 

Update from Nuno and Gila
Portugal

 

Dear praying friends,

Hope this newsletter finds you well.
We had a very restful couple of weeks in the south of Portugal. The Lord blessed us with joy and peace as the four of us spent these days together.
School is almost starting! Please pray for Leonor as she is going to attend a new school in the city and she is the only one from her class going. Pray for good friendships and the Lord’s protection over her.

Meanwhile in Viana the meetings continued with Marcelo’s family and Benni, for whom we are so grateful! Last Sunday, for the first time since March, we gathered again altogether at our home. It was such a blessed time!
Please be praying for our community, that the Lord strengthen us and we may walk closely with Him and each other.

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Portugal, Viana do Castelo – 3rd August 2020

August 3, 2020

 

Update from Nuno and Gila
Portugal

 

Dear praying friends,

Hope you are all in good health and your soul is well. Our meetings have been quiet as some people are away for holidays. Duarte (between Marcelo and Marjorie in the photo) has been coming on Sundays and he is also studying the bible with Marcelo during the week. We are so thankful for the work the Lord started in him. Please pray the Holy Spirit keeps revealing the truth to him and that the Lord raises Duarte up to be the man He created to be! Pray also for Sãozinha (Duarte’s wife) who at this point isolated herself from everybody.

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Portugal, Viana do Castelo – 13th July 2020

July 13, 2020

 

Update from Nuno and Gila
Portugal

 

Dear praying friends,

We just celebrated our 2nd birthday! We have so much to be thankful for. The Lord has been so good to our surf church family. The celebration looked a bit different than planned due to covid restrictions, but still it was a beautiful time to remember all the Lord has been doing in our midst.

Some of us gathered around the fire to worship the Lord and pray for the city. In the many spiritual battles that we have been facing, and in times of uncertainty we know that our heavenly Father watches over us, that His plans are perfect and He is sovereign aver all. So we raise up our praises to Him.

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Portugal, Viana do Castelo – 23rd June 2020

June 23, 2020

 

Update from Nuno and Gila
Portugal

 

Dear praying friends,

We started our home meetings again, praise the Lord! We divided in two smaller groups (families and singles) in order to comply with requirements and it has been a delight to be together worshipping the Lord, studying His word and spending time with each other. The kids especially have been enjoying their time in such a sweet way. Viana is a safe city at the moment, there have been no new cases for the last week. Pray the Lord keeps protecting us and that we can keep meeting in both homes. Pray everyone keeps growing in their relationship with each other and the Lord. Pray for boldness to share Jesus with others around us!

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Portugal, Viana do Castelo – 1st June 2020

June 1, 2020

 

Update from Nuno and Gila
Portugal

 

Dear praying friends,

We hope this finds you well.

We had an all night prayer on Saturday and it was such a blessing to all who joined. The ones who stayed up can testify that the Lord carried us through the night. As we read Acts, prayed, sang, shared testimonies and had moments of silence, the Holy Spirit strengthened us and cleared out the fog, assuring us of His calling. In ourselves there is nothing that can defeat darkness and we are aware that only by the power of His Holy Spirit lives can be saved and transformed. So we pray! We are so thankful for all the Lord has been doing and for all He is going to do!

Will you pray for the Holy Spirit to revive the hearts of believers here in Viana and Porto, strengthening us all so we may boldly share the hope of salvation and transformation that can only be found in Jesus. Pray for eyes to be opened and hears to be unstopped and that the Holy Spirit carries our words into people’s hearts. Please pray specifically for José (Vera ́s husband) who is not yet a believer.

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Portugal, Viana do Castelo – 11th May 2020

May 11, 2020

 

Update from Nuno and Gila
Portugal

 

Dear praying friends,

Hope you are all well.

Thank you for praying with and for us. We are aware it is a strange season for everyone, but we are seeing our Heavenly Father’s faithfulness and love through it all. And He is working! The Holy Spirit is not quarantined 🙂 We know it’s not very easy to stay home, and just meet people over the internet. But the Lord is the one working in people’s hearts and lives, and He allows us to follow Him and be part of what He is doing independently of where we are. During these past three weeks the Lord has been blessing us with contacts with different people who are seeking Him. Two of them came to believe Jesus as their Lord and Savior. And there is no greater joy than this! One of them was actually set free from demonic oppression, so rejoice with us! Please keep them in your prayers, Carlos and Maria, that they may abide in Jesus and grow in the knowledge of the Lord. Carlos joined our Zoom meeting yesterday. He is battling cancer, so your prayers for his health are much needed and appreciated.

Please pray also for Jorge, a friend and believer who is very sick in the hospital, and for his wife Brasilina who is alone at home. May the Lord have mercy and raise Jorge up.

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Portugal, Viana do Castelo – 20th April 2020

April 21, 2020

 

Update from Nuno and Gila
Portugal

 

Dear praying friends,

This has been a very special time. We are all doing well by God ́s grace. We hope you are well too. Emergency state in Portugal was issued until 2nd May. We believe after that time things will slowly go back to their regular routine. School though will be at home for the rest of the year. Today we are getting into that and it has been a real challenge. Please pray for families to be able to help their children complete the tasks the teachers require, with love and peace.

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Portugal, Viana do Castelo – 30th March 2020

March 30, 2020

 

Update from Nuno and Gila
Portugal

 

Dear praying friends,

Hope you are all in good health and your soul is well during this unforeseen season.

We are doing well by God’s grace. On the 22nd we celebrated Leonor’s 14th birthday! It looked a bit different than planned, but still filled with joy.

Kids settled in for the new routine and government is putting measures in place for the remaining of the school year. Most likely, Portugal will be in this situation until July. Please pray for patience and that we manage time wisely and that during this season we may all grow in our relationship with the Lord and with each other. We ask this for all the families in our church family.

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