We had a huge turnout for our Christmas service. I believe that we had around 500 people in attendance. We encouraged the members of the church to bring a friend or neighbor and they responded. We were donated 2 cows and we served dinner after the service. The congregation helped by bringing rice, beans, and salad. It was a really nice turnout and some new people came and received Christ.
The following week we had a New Year’s Eve party at our house and about 60 people came. We served dinner, played cards, bingo, and danced until midnight. It is good to note that me and my two left feet watched from a distance.
The church went out to the streets to pray for people and to read the bible out loud. We pitched a tent across from the local corner supermarket and posted people there to ask if anyone would like to receive prayer. Then we read the bible starting in the Gospels. Below is Elba’s twin sister Nira reading the Bible. I think there were about 60 people in all that received prayer. We had two ladies that prayed for people all day and their knees were bruised from kneeling so long. Such dedication.
Camilly and Alyssa were part of the Christmas presentations for Christmas. Camilly played the lead role for the story of Jesus’ birth. Alyssa played the guiding star for the 3 wise man. They also did a dance with the other kids. They both did an excellent job and we were very happy parents.
Presently we are in Brasilia because Elba had dental surgery and the procedure is going to take 10 days. We are also getting our truck engine overhauled. The truck was burning a lot of oil and when they opened it up they said that it was a miracle that we made it here. Praise the Lord that our God is in the miracle business. Please keep Elba in your prayers, as well as our truck and our trip back to Altamira which is 1,800km away. Also, please continue to pray for spiritual, physical, and emotional health for us.
Love and blessings, Steve, Elba, Camilly and Alyssa
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In our travel to Brasilia, Elba, Camilly and Alyssa got to experience their first fun house. Alyssa got so scared that she cried and I had to go in and bring her out. She then regained her courage and walked through it all. They really loved it, especially the compressed air that shot up from the ground.