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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.

Four baptized brethren with their pastor: Verônica Gomes, Aguida Gomes da Silva, Jorge de Campos, Adriano da Silva and Bernardina Pereira Manduca.

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.

Baptizing Bernardina Manduca.

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.

Hut in Maloca de Moscow where Sabbath services and Bible studies were conducted.

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

Benedito grills the meat for the Night to be Much Observed.

Aguida, Adriano and Suely enjoy the Night to be Much Observed.

Carlos, his wife Vanda, and Jorge enjoy fellowship during the Night to be Much Observed.

Last Day of Unleavened Bread in Montes Claros with the Giovane Macedo family.

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  1. Muchos saludos a la Familia Macedo! Que buena noticia.

    Comment by Gabriel | April 29, 2011 | Reply

  2. It is so thrilling to see new members in the Portugese Areas and the work that was completed for Passover and Holy Day Season.
    Also to hear of the translations being completed. God’s work is marching on!

    Comment by Barbara Scheper | April 29, 2011 | Reply

  3. Thank you so much for your work in this under-served area, Jorge de Campos!

    Comment by Michelle | April 29, 2011 | Reply

  4. I hope we continue to see these kinds of stories and please continue posting the pictures. They are encouraging to see.

    Comment by Matt | April 29, 2011 | Reply

  5. It is great to read of and see pictures of
    brethren in other parts of the world.
    God bless protect and keep them.

    Comment by Alvah Pyle | April 29, 2011 | Reply

  6. how great. welcome to the family. God really loves you all. i’m so happy for you all.keep the faith, he’ll be there with you walking with you. welcome connie

    Comment by connie smith | April 29, 2011 | Reply

  7. It is so incouraging to see new growth in Brazil and brethren keeping the Holy Days.
    Reggie Warren

    Comment by Reggie Warren | April 29, 2011 | Reply

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