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We ended the 2015 school year in December with another North American professor, Pastor Steve Anderson , who taught a 2-week intensive course in Ecclesiology. This included the opportunity to visit a small congregation where a church is being planted by our student, José (3rd from the left in the photo on the right). Pastor Steve gave the message. He also taught a workshop for 25 pastors and leaders on the topic of discipleship. On February 29th of this year the students resume their studies.
The newly formed partnership between Pittsford Community Church from our North American Baptist Conference and the First Baptist Church of Uruguaiana in the western part of our state here in Brazil is developing well. Pastor Carlos and his wife, Claudia, from Uruguaiana were in Pittsford last fall and now they will be hosting a team from Pittsford here in Brazil for a missionary conference. I am excited about the opportunity to participate in this partnership as well as the missionary conference! The First Baptist Church in Uruguaiana is also caring for 5 other churches within a radius of 150km that are without pastors, so I am also working with Pastor Carlos to help train 5 leadership teams that travel to serve in these other churches.
Let love and faithfulness never leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart. Then you will win favor and a good name in the sight of God and man. Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and he will make your paths straight.(Proverbs 3:3-6)
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR PRAYERS AND SUPPORT!