April 2022 Prayer Letter

April 28, 2022

Greetings from São Paulo, Brazil.

It’s an honor to serve the Lord Jesus Christ!  Next month will mark our 23rd year of being in Brazil. God has been so good to us, and we praise Him for His faithfulness to us.

The last week of March was our annual BIMI Field Conference. Since our Brazil Field Director, Sean Lunday, took over being the Director over all South America, our Field Conference was attended by nearly eighty people from five different countries (six, if you include the USA). As always, it was a blessed time of fellowship, wonderful preaching, fun activities, good Brazilian food, lots of laughter, and spiritual refreshing. We met some new friends and got reacquainted with old friends. It was great to get our spiritual “batteries” recharged to continue the work of the ministry.

Samuel, a deaf man that visited our church back in October of 2021, has been coming off and on for the past few months.  He told Dan that he didn’t own a Bible, so Dan was able to give him a Bible that was paid for by a church in the USA through the ministry of BEAMS. Dan encouraged Samuel to read the Gospel of John three times, and he said that he would.  On April 17th, Samuel was back in church, and after a visual, Easter/Gospel message, Samuel placed his faith in Jesus as his Savior. Hallelujah!

A few weeks back, Becky was contacted by Danielle, a lady in Pompéia, a city about six hours northwest of São Paulo. We had met this family several years ago through some mutual friends, so they knew that we worked with the Deaf. A couple weeks ago, they contacted a man to do some work, and when he came to their house, he brought his deaf cousin to help. The deaf man, Gabriel, doesn’t know sign language, and Danielle’s family became burdened for Gabriel.  Danielle then got in touch with Becky, and after several conversations Becky agreed to teach this family Brazilian sign language (LIBRAS).  They had their first class on April 19th via Zoom, so please pray that Gabriel could be reached with the Gospel by this family as they learn sign language, and then teach him.

The Deaflympics (Deaf Olympics) will be held in Brazil on May 1st through May 15th. We just found out about this a short time ago but dismissed the idea of making the trip since we didn’t know of anyone else going among our missionaries. However, we felt the Lord leading us to go and be a part of reaching Deaf from around the world with the Gospel.

Dan sent a voice message to his brother, David Bennett, to ask him for advice about going to the Deaflympics. David has organized a couple of groups that went to two previous Deaflympics in other parts of the world, so we knew that he would be able to help. To make a long story short, David was able to get a big, plastic tote on a plane the following day, full of tracts, DVDs, and Gospel literature in several languages. David’s daughter and son-in-law, Brian and Christa Pate, are missionaries in Brazil, and they were leaving the very next day to return to Brazil after their furlough. Dan picked them up at the airport the next day, and also sixty-five pounds of Gospel “Seed” to be scattered around the Deaf world.

Please pray for us as we meet deaf people from around the world, and as we put the Good News of Salvation into their hands. The Gospel could go to Communist, Socialist, and Islamic countries. Only God knows how far the outreach will go. Pray that we would be Spirit filled, and that God would give us wisdom as we share the Gospel with those to whom we can minister. We can communicate in English and ASL (American Sign Language), as well as in Portuguese and LIBRAS (Brazilian Sign Language). Pray for us as we take the Seed of the Word to the Deaf of the world, that Jesus Christ would be magnified, and that souls would be saved. He promised that His Word will not return void (Isaiah 55:11), so let us pray for a bountiful harvest of souls for the glory of God.

Thank you for having such an important part in the ministry among the Deaf here in Brazil!

May the Lord continue to bless you there in your community as you faithfully serve Him.

                                                                                    That all may “hear,”

                                                                                    Dan & Becky Bennett

January 2022 Prayer Letter

Dear Fellow Laborers,

Since our last prayer letter, we have seen five people make professions of faith in Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. There have been three deaf adults saved, and two hearing CODA’s (Children Of Deaf Adult). We praise God for the working of the Holy Spirit in the lives of these people as they have been coming and learning the way of salvation.

On a not-so-joyful note, our youngest daughter’s Brazilian document (RNE) expired while we were on furlough. When she returned to Brazil in September, she returned with a tourist visa, giving her 90 days to renew her permanent visa. We tried to renew her visa, but were unsuccessful in scheduling a visit with the Federal Police. On December 22, Becky returned to the USA with our two children as that was the 90th day of Christine’s tourist visa. We have been keeping our eyes open for available dates and times to schedule an appointment, but each time we look, it says that there are no dates available and to check back later. If you would, please pray with us that we would be able to renew Chrissy’s Brazilian document as soon as possible.

On the same note, Becky’s Brazilian document will expire in March, but because of all the “red tape” that we have been going through with Chrissy’s document, it would be somewhat miraculous if we could renew Becky’s document before it expires. The problem is that, when these documents expire, that person is required to leave the country, even if it’s only for enough time to get the passport stamped. Your prayers would be greatly appreciated as we attempt to renew Becky’s and Chrissy’s Brazilian documents.

On January 2nd, my pastor/father-in-law retired from the pastorate of our home church. Although I was not required to go back for the retirement celebration on January 9th, I thought it fitting to return to honor Dr. Kenneth and Christine Walters, my pastor and his wife, giving honor to whom honor is due. My mother-in-law has also been faithfully serving in the deaf ministry all these years. It was good to be there and honor this faithful couple and servants of our Lord. My father-in-law is now lining up meetings, mission’s conferences and Bible conferences as he seeks to be a help to pastors and missionaries in the work.

Our home church, Southside Baptist Church in Rock Hill, SC, has called our former youth pastor to become the senior pastor. Pr. Tyler Donough has done an outstanding job with the youth over the past eleven years, and we feel confident that he will be a good fit as pastor of our sending church.

We would appreciate your prayers as we navigate through the turbulent waters of COVID, and in trying to encourage people to not be afraid to return to church. We are praying for revival in 2022, so please join with us in prayer for the Bible Baptist Church of the Deaf in São Paulo.

Thank you for your faithfulness in giving and praying for us.

                                                                                                         That all may “hear,”

                                                                                                         Dan & Becky Bennett

April 2021 Prayer Letter

Dear ministry partners and prayer warriors,

The days in which we are living are like none that we have experienced before. A global pandemic has affected us all in ways no one could have imagined. However, through it all, God was not surprised, and He has never been out of control.

While our schedule was slow in the Fall of 2020, our Spring schedule has picked up quite a bit. We don’t have any Sunday meetings available, and we only have a few Wednesday night dates open before we head back to Brazil in August. We have been blessed to be able to visit some of our supporting churches, and we have also been able to visit a few new churches.

Covid has hit some of our fellow missionaries. One of our BIMI missionaries that contracted Covid passed away, due to pneumonia and complications that affected his lungs. Brother Larry Barrett and his dear wife, Lydabelle, have been missionaries in Brazil for nearly 45 years. Brother Larry went Home to be with the Lord on January 26, 2021. Please remember Sister Lydabelle in your prayers.

It was in June and July of 2019 that Becky and I held a basic sign language course in the church that Brother Larry started many years ago. Almost the entire church signed up for the course, and at the end of the six-week course, we handed out 98 certificates of completion. Stephen Barrett, one of Brother Larry’s grandsons, had a great desire to continue learning the Brazilian sign language even after the course ended. About a month ago, Stephen wrote to me and said that God had been working in his life and had called him into full-time ministry. Stephen went on to say that he feels God is calling him to work with the deaf! After he raises his needed support, he plans to return to Brazil and begin a new church for the deaf in the city of Jundiaí. Besides the call of God in Stephen’s life, he told me that we, Becky and I, played a big role in his decision. Praise the Lord! Please pray for Stephen Barrett (25 years of age, single) as he goes to Candidate School on June 6-11 at BIMI. We have been praying for a long time that God would raise up more laborers with the deaf. We praise the Lord for the burden that God has placed on Stephen’s heart for the deaf in Brazil!

Lord willing, we will return to Brazil in August/September for our fifth term of missionary service. We could not do it without the love, prayers, and support of God’s people. Thank you for your faithfulness in giving to the ministry of the Lord in Brazil!

That all may “hear,”

Dan & Becky Bennett

Prayer Letter September 2020

Dear faithful ministry partners,

Then saith he unto his disciples, The harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few;   Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth labourers into his harvest.  (Matthew 9:37,38) This is our prayer, our theme, our motivation this furlough as we long to see God stir up people and call them to the ministry of seeing deaf people saved! Oh, how we need laborers among the deaf in Brazil!

Since our last prayer letter, it seems as if little has changed, and at the same time, much has changed.  Isn’t it interesting to see how God works even through what seems to be “tribulations?” The coronavirus has thrown everything out of order and shut everything down. Plans were changed, flights cancelled, borders closed, stay-at-home orders given, businesses shut down. “Order” has been turned into “chaos”, or, so it seems.  And, yet, we know that God never changes! Hebrews 13:8 says, “Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and today, and forever.” While the virus certainly changed our plans, and seemed to turn our lives upside down, we take great comfort in in the fact that, God, who is All-Knowing, was NOT taken by surprise! He still accomplishes His will through us if we are willing vessels. As of March of this year, 12 deaf people have been saved through video conference calls in spite of the COVID -19 shutdown!! My friends, God’s plans were not hindered. His plans were not cancelled! He is still God. He still works and He still saves! He will not be deterred! We hope this encourages you to remember that God is still in control and knows exactly what is happening.

After having been shut down for four and a half months, we returned to have our last church service in person before our furlough.  However, after just two Sundays, the mayor of São Paulo closed the churches once more as the Covid-19 cases rose again.  On September 6, our church opened again, but only two people were present as the media has caused great fear among the Brazilian people. Please pray for these Christians, that God would give them courage to be faithful and to not be afraid.

We thank God for our colleagues, Michael and Ruth Douglas, who are doing a great job in our absence.  God is using them, and they have personally won several of the 12 people to Christ.

As I mentioned in our last prayer letter, we have come to the end of our fourth term in Brazil.  We are now in the United States for our furlough. If you are interested in having us to stop in and give a report of the work and ministry among the Deaf in Brazil, please contact me as soon as possible.  My stateside phone number is (803)448-2127.  I have many open dates in 2021, so, if you could use us, please let us know.

Again, thank you for faithfully standing with us financially, and kneeling for us prayerfully.

                                                                                                                                  

That all may “hear,”

                                                                                                                                        

Dan and Becky Bennett

Prayer Letter May 2020

Dear partners in the ministry,

“And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.”  Mark 16:15

We are living in challenging days.  In all my life, never have I seen anything like the effects of and reactions to COVID-19.  Like most of the world, we have been in quarantine, unable to hold regular church services in our usual location.  Our last Sunday service was March 15, and since then we have been using “Facebook Live” as a means of ministering to our deaf church family and friends via the internet.  When churches in São Paulo were required to close their doors, most churches with a Deaf ministry in Brazil also stopped having an interpreter for the Deaf.  For that reason, our services for the deaf in Brazilian sign language (LIBRAS) went farther and wider than we ever could have imagined.  Between the two of us, my wife and I had more than 150 new contacts/friend requests on Facebook, and more people have been tuning in to our live services.

Sometime last year, Joanne, a young deaf woman, visited our church.  Several months ago she contacted Anna, one of our church members, and asked for a Bible.  Anna told my wife, and so Becky got a Bible and wrote a little note in the front of the Bible.  The Bible was sent to a small city in the northern state of Piauí, some 1,870 miles from where we live.  Well, in early March we heard that Joanne was going to commit suicide.  Anna and Becky began to frantically try to get in contact with Joanne.  After several hours of not getting an answer to the messages that were sent, Joanne finally responded, praise the Lord!  Anna and Becky set up a time to have a videocall with Joanne, and after two hours of talking/signing, Joanne was gloriously saved on March 4, 2020!

Joanne has two roommates, a guy and another girl.  Joanne began to tell her roommates about what happened to her, so more videocalls were scheduled.  On March 9, our co-worker, Michael Douglas, and Anna led Aldair to the Lord, and on March 11,  they introduced Adelane to the Savior.  To God be the glory!

Sônia, another one of our deaf ladies, had been witnessing to her friends, a deaf couple.  Another videocall was set up, and on March 28, Sérgio and Tatiane accepted Jesus Christ as their personal Savior.  Praise God!

We will continue livestreaming our services as we are still unsure about when we will be able to return to regular services.  Please be praying for us in the months ahead as the cold weather sets in.  At this time, both the flu and COVID19 are going around, so we ask prayer for our health and the health of our church family.

Finally, we are coming to the end of our fourth term here in Brazil.  Lord willing, we will be leaving on July 28, 2020 for furlough.  If you would like for us to drop in and give a report, please contact me as soon as possible.

Again, thank you for faithfully standing with us financially, and kneeling for us prayerfully.

                                                                                         That all may “hear,”

                                                                                         Dan and Becky Bennett

October 2018 Prayer Letter

October 11, 2018

Dear Faithful Co-laborers in the Ministry,

We have good news to share with you so that you can praise the Lord with us.

On Sunday, September 30, we had a special “Blue Sunday” to commemorate Deaf Awareness during the month of September. We had seven first-time visitors, and four other visitors that had come some time ago. There were 67 people in attendance, and one hearing eleven-year-old girl named Emily, that comes with her deaf grandmother, made a profession of faith. It was a, “Glory, Hallelujah,” kind of day!

A couple of months ago, a young family started attending our church because they found us by doing a search on the internet.  Alan is a very nice hearing man, married to Danielle, a precious deaf lady.  This sweet couple has a three-year-old boy named Miguel.  I had been trying to schedule a time when Becky and I could go and make a visit with them, but for one reason or another, we hadn’t been able to schedule anything until October 2.  At church, Alan told me that they liked our church, and they were interested in becoming members.  When I asked about their salvation, they assured me that they were saved.  When we arrived at their house, we were graciously received, had some small talk, and then began talking of spiritual matters.  Alan gave a clear testimony of salvation, but Danielle was unclear regarding why Jesus came, and how to be saved.  When Becky explained to Danielle that Jesus suffered and died in her place, it was as if the “light” came on, and Danielle began weeping when she understood that Jesus took her sin upon Himself.  With tears running down her face, Danielle repented of her sin, confessed her sins to God, and asked for God’s forgiveness.

On Saturday evening, October 6, we visited in the home of Ewerton, a single deaf man that lives with his hearing parents.  Ewerton has been coming to our church for months, is saved, intelligent, and has a hunger for God’s Word.  However, his parents are Catholic, and Ewerton has a burden to see his family saved.  On that night, we went over and spent four and a half hours at their apartment, and much of it was spent talking about spiritual things.  We showed them Bible verses, but their Catholic teachings were hindering them from receiving the Truth.  We left without seeing them saved, but we made a friendship with them, and were invited to go back next month.  Please pray for the salvation of Luiz and Magali.

On October 7, the presidential election was held in Brazil.  A person is declared the winner only if he/she receives 51% of the votes.  Since no one received 51%, there will be a runoff vote for only the top 2 candidates on October 28.  Your continued prayers would be greatly appreciated.

On October 21, 2018, a new church plant will begin in Arujá!  This will be a daughter church of our church in São Paulo.  Our co-workers, Jon and Hannah Speights, will begin holding Sunday services in their home each week.  Please pray for the Speights as they teach, preach, evangelize, and disciple the Deaf in this new church in Arujá.

The harvest among the Deaf is plenteous, but the laborers are VERY few.  We need some EXPERIENCED people that are surrendered, and that have a burden to teach, win, and disciple deaf people.  We ask that you continue to pray with us regarding the need for more laborers among the Deaf of São Paulo.

Thank you for partnering with us, and for allowing us to be your representatives in Brazil.

That all may “hear,”

Dan & Becky Bennett

July 2018 Prayer Letter

July 26, 2018

Dear Faithful Co-laborers in the Ministry,

What an honor it is to serve the Lord in Brazil!  We have much for which to praise the Lord.

First of all, we would like to start off by conveying our utmost gratitude to those that have given toward our vehicle fund.  We have found and purchased a 2006 Hyundai H1 Starex, a twelve-passenger (diesel) van in good condition, and with low miles/kilometers.

Thank you for praying for our co-workers, Jon and Hannah Speights.  They returned to Brazil on May 9th, and have found a house to rent in Arujá, the city where Jon began the Bible studies back in September of 2016.  The Deaf out there are excited about a new church being planted in the near future.

Update on Fran…You may remember reading about Fran, the lady who was watching our services via Facebook in the state of Acre. She and Becky began communicating over Messenger and finally began talking over Skype with video. Becky began talking about church and salvation. She asked Fran if she was saved, and she said, “yes,” so Becky asked her how she knew and what she did to be saved. She told Becky that she had been baptized and became a member of her church. When Becky told her that, according to the Bible, baptism could not save her, her mouth dropped open!  Becky then invited her to do a Bible study over the internet via Skype.  She was very interested, so they began meeting on Skype three times a week. On March 30th, the Friday before Easter, Fran was truly saved!!

This past February, as a distraction from Carnaval, we held a special day at church with food, games, and a devotion.  Marlene, a deaf sister of one of the men in our church, came to our get-together. On that day, Becky was able to talk with her and invite her to a Bible study.  She began coming the middle of March and began learning the Wordless Book.  On April 22, Marlene became a child of God!

We love how God is using the ministry of Facebook Live around Brazil. Toward the end of March, some Christian ladies in Curitiba, a city six hours south of us, began commenting on our services. We later found out that one of the ladies had taken a sign language course in her seminary up in the northern part of Brazil, and through our Facebook livestream ministry, God had touched her heart to do something with what she had learned.  She began a sign language class at her church on Sunday nights after the service.  She recently showed a video of her class signing a special music presentation.  There were 26 people signing!  God seems to be lighting a fire for the deaf and deaf ministry in Brazil.  Pray that the fire would burn long and that God would bring us new families to Brazil who are burdened to see the deaf saved.

We appreciate the birthday cards that some churches send to our family.  However, our four oldest adult children, Rachel, Joseph, Nathan, and Anna, are living in the United States now, so it is no longer necessary to send birthday cards to Brazil for them.  Deborah, Matthew, and Christine are still with us in Brazil, and they love receiving cards, letters, and small packages in the mail.

Thank you for the opportunity to come to Brazil as your representatives in this vast, needy harvest field.

That all may “hear,”

Dan & Becky Bennett

 

March 2018 Prayer Letter

March 29, 2018

Dear co-laborers in the harvest,

What a privilege it is to serve the Lord!  Greetings from São Paulo, Brazil.  It is now the Fall/Autumn season in Brazil, so we are seeing some cooler temperatures (lows in the mid 60’s) and rain almost every day.

I would like to start off by conveying our utmost gratitude to those that have given toward our vehicle fund.  We are looking and praying for the right one, so please pray with us about that.  We would love to be able to include a picture in our next prayer letter.

Back in January two deaf men started coming to church.  Ewerton, is a deaf man that was saved in 2005, but Eduardo was not saved.  Ewerton is a friend of Janine, the deaf lady that we told you about in our last prayer letter, and who was saved in December of last year.  Janine told Ewerton about the church, so Ewerton brought Eduardo to church so that he would get saved.  After a few weeks and much prayer, on Sunday evening of February 4 we spent two hours explaining the Gospel to Eduardo.  What a joy it was to see Eduardo pray to receive God’s forgiveness on that special day.

Thank you for praying for our co-workers, Jon and Hannah Speights.  They are on furlough now, but have purchased tickets to return to Brazil on May 9.  They could still use some additional support before returning to Brazil.  I spoke with Jon a few weeks back regarding their return, and he told me that they plan to look for a house in Arujá, out where he began the Bible studies back in September of 2016.  We will be going to Arujá on March 31, and the Deaf out there will be so excited when we tell them that the Speights will be moving there in May.  Please join with us in prayer about their need for a reasonably priced house to rent, spacious enough so that they could begin to hold services there, and in a quiet neighborhood. The last house where they lived had some noisy neighbors that had loud parties, sometimes until 5:00AM.  I know they would appreciate your prayers.

Last Monday, a deaf lady by the name of Fran contacted Becky on Facebook Messenger that lives in the city of Rio Branco, in the state of Acre in northern Brazil, about 30 miles from the northern border of Bolivia.  Fran told Becky that she was watching the preaching that we show via Facebook Live, and really seemed to enjoy it.  Rio Branco in Acre is almost 2,200 miles from our church.  Just for reference purposes, that is about the distance it is from New York City to Salt Lake City.  Although I’m not a big fan of Facebook, I’m glad that we can use social media and modern technology to preach the Gospel in other parts of Brazil, and the world.  Fran said that she wants to read the Bible, study, learn, and watch the preaching.  Please pray for the salvation of Fran.

Thank you for the opportunity to come to Brazil as your representatives in this vast, needy harvest field.

That all may “hear,”

Dan & Becky Bennett

December 2017 Prayer Letter

Dear faithful partners in the ministry,

One year ago today, we arrived back in Brazil to begin our fourth term of missionary service.  It’s hard to believe how quickly this year has flown by.

We have seen God do some wonderful things in the work here in São Paulo, as well as in the neighboring city of Arujá.  Working with the Deaf is often slow and difficult, but during the course of this year we have seen fourteen deaf adults and two hearing children make professions of faith.

Back in October, Becky began an evangelistic Bible study with a young deaf lady by the name of Janine.  Becky often uses the Wordless Book Visualized to teach salvation to the Deaf, and Janine was faithful to come to the Bible study each week.  She is unemployed, and that has enabled her to read and study the Bible at home on her own.  Janine would often send Becky a text message and ask questions about a particular word or verse.  On Thursday evening, December 14, Janine came early to prayer meeting so that Becky could give her another Bible study about salvation.  Before Janine went home that night, she prayed and accepted Christ as her Savior.

We would appreciate your prayers for our co-workers, Jon and Hannah Speights.  They are on furlough now, but still need to raise additional support before returning to Brazil.  They would like to return in April, and we would also like for them to return in April.  Thank you, in advance, for adding them to your prayer list and remembering them in your prayers.

We are busy planning for 2018 at the Bible Baptist Church for the Deaf in São Paulo, and also for the work in Arujá.  There is much to do in a city this size, and we are still praying for two more couples/families that would come over into São Paulo and help us.

As we come to the close of 2017, once again we want to express our sincere appreciation to all that have prayed for us faithfully, and have given financially to our ministry.  We are most grateful to those that gave a Christmas offering, and also gave a special offering toward our vehicle fund.  We are blessed to have you on our team, to partner with us here in Brazil, and we don’t take you for granted.  May the Lord grant you a fruitful, blessed, and HAPPY NEW YEAR as you enter 2018!

That all may “hear,”

Dan & Becky Bennett

August 2017 Ministry Update

Dear faithful ministry partners,

In our last prayer letter, we told you about the monthly Bible studies in the home of one of our deaf couples that live over an hour away in the city of Arujá.  On April 15, we had a wonderful day at the evangelistic Bible study at the home of Ademir and Rita.  After Dan had preached for two hours, Luiz and Rafaella (a deaf couple) wanted to talk more with us about salvation. After another hour, they both repented of their sin, asked for God’s forgiveness, and accepted Jesus as their personal Savior. It was a “GLORY, HALLELUJAH” kind of day!

On March 19, Becky began a Bible study with Graciete, a sweet deaf lady who is low verbal.  She loved learning, but she had such a hard time understanding as she really had no language.  Becky began using the Wordless Book Visualized that we brought from the States, beginning slowly with Heaven, then moving on to sin, what it is, where it started, who sins, etc.  Becky then moved on to the One who could take the punishment for Graciete’s sin.

Just as they were getting to the Cross, José Joaquim and Cláudia, a new deaf couple, joined in on the Bible study.  When these two began coming, Becky started over again with Heaven and sin, the Cross and then the Resurrection.  This was spread out over about ten weeks of continual, repetitious Bible study. On May 28, all three deaf had come to the point where they were understanding and needed to be confronted in a personal way about Heaven and Hell. They each knew that they wanted to be saved, that they wanted Heaven, and not Hell, but they still were not sure how to be saved. Becky showed them the video that Deaf Evangelist Ronnie Rice made for Silent Word Ministries, and they watched with interest. After watching the video and asking more questions, each of these three deaf people, one by one, asked Jesus to forgive their sins and to be their Savior!  It was a glorious day! 

On August 5, we went to a birthday party of a little boy that just had his first birthday.  There were a lot of people there, many whom we did not know.  Shortly after we started eating, Angelo (one of our deaf men) came over to me with a hearing boy and told me that the boy wanted to know about Jesus.  Diogo told me that they attended an Assembly of God church, and he thought that he was on his way to Heaven.  As I began to explain the Gospel to this boy, tears began running down his face when I told him that Jesus paid the penalty for his sin.  After several interruptions, Diogo bowed his head and trusted Jesus Christ as his personal Savior.  While we went to a birthday party to celebrate the birthday of a one-year-old, we also celebrated the new birth of an eight-year-old.  Praise the Lord!

A few weeks back I sent out an email because our home church pastor, Dr. Kenneth Walters, recommended that we write a letter to our supporting churches to inform you of our need for a newer, more reliable vehicle.  Since our last prayer letter, I have had to call a tow truck three times to take our van to the mechanic.  We really are in need of a reliable vehicle that has a minimum seating capacity for seven people.  Would you please pray about what God would have you to do to help us with this need?  If you would like to help us with a monetary gift, you may send a check to BIMI.  You may also give online by going to bimi.org, and pay via PayPal under the “Giving” tab.  Please include, “DAN BENNETT #814 – VEHICLE FUND” when giving.  To those of you that have already given toward our vehicle fund, THANK YOU!

We have so much for which to praise the Lord, and a big part of what we are able to do is because friends like YOU are investing in the ministry of which we are co-laborers here in Brazil.  Thank you for partnering with us!

That all may “hear,”

Dan & Becky Bennett