Dear ministry partners,
Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised; and his greatness is unsearchable. Psalm 145:3
We serve a GREAT God Who is WORTHY of our praise! We are grateful to God for every one that has a part in our ministry with their prayers and financial support. We don’t take it for granted that God’s people lift us up in prayer on a regular basis. We understand that it is because of people like you that we can continue serving the Lord in Brazil among the Deaf. Thank you so much!
On January 13, two more precious deaf people made a profession of faith in Jesus Christ as their Savior. Ernando and Solange started coming a few months ago, with a desire to learn the Bible. Since Becky has been teaching an evangelistic class on Sundays an hour and a half before our worship service, she asked them to join in the class, too. After several weeks of learning about Heaven, the consequences of sin, the substitutionary death of Jesus on the cross and His resurrection, and the forgiveness of sin, they bowed their heads and received the gift of eternal life.
On February 17, Ewerton, the grandson of one of our deaf ladies, made a profession of faith after the children’s class. His sister, Emily, who made a profession of faith back on September 30 of last year, shed tears of joy when her brother was saved.
The new church plant in Arujá is going well. Our co-workers, Jon and Hannah Speights, told us that since they began holding Sunday services in their home on October 21, 2018, twenty-one people have been saved. On February 17, they began holding two services on Sunday and a mid-week prayer service. In addition to that, they are now holding eight individual or couples Bible studies a week in their home.
Last month was our annual BIMI All-Brazil Field Conference. We had a wonderful time of fellowship with other missionaries that are like-minded. Several of our missionary couples have been here for over 40 years, and it is an honor to “rub shoulders” with these faithful servants of God. These precious people are in their late-60’s to mid-70’s. We praise God for their faithfulness, but we would also like to see some new, young missionaries that will surrender to come over to Brazil and help us. Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth labourers into his harvest. Matthew 9:38
Thank you for being a part of souls being saved among the deaf and hearing in São Paulo, Brazil!
That all may “hear,”
Dan and Becky Bennett