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April 15, 2010
Pray for Porto Alegre!
Jeff and I need your prayers. On May 6, we’re leaving for Porto Alegre, the largest city in southern Brazil, for 11 days of ministry. This is by far the most difficult area that we've ever brought my testimony.
Porto Alegre, with well over four million inhabitants in the greater metropolitan area, is one of the least evangelized cities in all of Brazil. This city is a major hub for spiritist worship and has more witchcraft worship centers than any other place in Brazil. Voodoo-like witchcraft practices are dominant among all social classes and many still claim to be Christians. With less than 1% of the population being evangelical, churches struggle to remain in existence.
Nonetheless, God has called me to proclaim His Name in Porto Alegre! In the midst of the darkness, I know God will be with me...so in that I find strength. In that confidence, I find that I am strong and ready to go. Not because of what I can do but because of what Jesus Christ has already done!
With that said, I’m asking you to pray for Jeff and I as we prepare to go. Please pray for our protection and that God would guide us in all that we do in Porto Alegre. Pray that people will see Jesus in every aspect of my testimony and life and will come to know and love Him.
Pray also for Pastor Rogerio who is busy preparing the way for me and for Pastor Eduardo who will be my Portuguese translator.
Pray most of all for the people of Porto Alegre who are spellbound by the darkness of witchcraft. Pray that God would pour our His Holy Spirit in great measure and that the forces of evil would be bound and unable to deceive the minds of those who will hear me speak. Pray that their hearts will be opened to the truth of the gospel.
“Do not be fainthearted or afraid; do not be terrified or give way to panic before them. For the LORD your God is the one who goes with you to fight for you against your enemies to give you victory." Deut 20:3-4
In His Strength,
Posted by Bernadette at 08:29 PM