Brazil Visited by Portuguese-Language Coordinator
April 29, 2011
Trip to Brazil – Four Members Baptized
Jorge de Campos (pastor for Lexington and Louisville, Kentucky, and Portugal and Brazil), just completed a pastoral visit to Brazil during the days of Unleavened Bread. In total he visited 14 baptized members from Maloca de Moscow (in the North of Brazil), to Rio de Janeiro in the South, and Montes Claros in the mining state of Minas Gerais.
During the first leg of the trip he kept the Sabbath before Passover with 31 brethren. After a number of counseling sessions, God added to His Family four people which were duly baptized in a small pool area in Maloca de Moscow. Please click on the accompanying photographs for more detail.
Ten United Church of God members in Maloca observed Passover, with Mr. de Campos conducting the service. In addition, three services, a youth Bible study, a lead-men training program and a family-oriented biblical question and answer session were conducted in a small hut outside of Bonifácio Mateus and Suely Mary Inácio’s home.
The local brethren selected a coordinator, Benedito Gomes da Silva, and a Treasurer, Suely Mary Inácio. The night to be much observed was also held in small covered area outside of Bonifácio’s and Suely’s home.
Mr. de Campos then visited members in Rio de Janeiro and in Montes Claros. The Last Day of Unleavened Bread was held in Montes Claros with 7 people attending.
These scattered brethren have many challenges in a society with literally many pagan religious pressures. We need to pray for God’s protection for these members and children.
Please visit our Portuguese-language website to see the growing effort to preach the good news of God’s Kingdom to those whose primary language is Portuguese. Eleven booklets have currently been produced, with more in various stages of translation and production, plus a regular Portuguese supplement to our English Good News magazine is continually produced.
Below are additional photographs with explanatory captions for you to see.
Jorge de Campos—Portuguese-Language Coordinator