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11/26/2011 11:02 AM
Did you know our American holiday, Thanksgiving, so pricked the conscience of the 1941 Brazilian president, that he commenced the same holiday in Brazil? I didn't, and neither do the majority of Brazilians. I was doing research in preparation for our special Thanksgiving service and came across this information very unexpectedly. It made the service just that much more special as I told the folks about the struggles of our pilgrim forefathers as they sought religious liberty, and how that in Brazil they can celebrate the same thing, not just as an idea, but as an official holiday in their own land.
The service went very well. In fact, we had around 30 people, which was many more than we usually have on a Thursday evening service (and MANY more than expected). God be praised! We started with a "singspiration" including Bible reading and prayer. Then we awarded the person who brought the most visitors. After these things, the meal started. The young people were asked to serve the adults, which went very well. During the meal, I spoke to the people about the meaning of the holiday, how it originated, and how we should work hard to utilize it as a reminder of how thankful we should be. I concluded by giving the gospel, and several people prayed for salvation. Thank the Lord!
Please pray for this church and its outreach. There is still so, so much to do!
Current Weather Conditions
Curious about our weather in Brazil? The seasons are reversed from the Northern Hemisphere and generally fall into two categories, wet and dry. We started our ministry in São Paulo where the temperature can get quite cold considering the average home has no heater. Up north, however, in Porto Velho, the temperature gets very hot. (Porto Velho is the capital city nearest our current ministry.) The above animation shows current weather conditions in both cities. If you want to watch a short weather video in Portuguese for either city, simply click on the words above that read "VER VÍDEO."
10° C = 50° F
20° C = 68° F
30° C = 86° F
40° C = 104° F
Future Ministry Opportunities
Please be praying for these soulwinning opportunities--the World Cup of 2014 and the Olympics of 2016. Both are set to occur right here in Brazil. True Victory is the ministry website dedicated to the Olympics outreach.