June 28, 2010
Dear faithful partners in the ministry,
O give thanks unto the LORD; call upon his name: make known his deeds among the people (Psalm 105:1). We have much for which to praise the Lord! He is so good to us and His grace is all-sufficient! We would like to share with you the great deeds He is doing with us and through us, here in the USA, as well as in Brazil.
We praise the Lord for Missionary Garry Tyler, with his wife, Pam, as they are keeping the work in Osasco going while we are here in the USA for furlough. They have re-started the teen meetings every other Saturday evening, and have had good attendance with even a few visitors. Please remember Rivaldo in your prayers as he has been coming, but has yet to trust Christ as his personal Savior. Adriano, a man that Dan led to the Lord a couple of years ago, has gone visiting with Garry on occasion, so pray that he and his wife (Kléia) will continue to be faithful to church and in making visits. Pam and our niece, Christa, have taken Kléia to make a visit with Sandra, her sister-in-law, who was very depressed after losing her baby. The Gospel was clearly presented to Sandra, and although she did not make a decision at the time, she is open to having more visits with Pam and Christa. Please keep Sandra in your prayers regarding her salvation.
Vacation Bible School is also scheduled at the Bible Baptist Church of Osasco, Brazil for July 22-25. Please pray that God will greatly use those involved in the preparation and teaching of the VBS, and that many Brazilian children will trust Christ as Savior. Also pray that we will be able to get into the homes of these children to be able to witness to their unsaved parents. In our next prayer letter I plan to give a report on the VBS held in July.
On Friday, May 7, 2010, Becky gave birth to Christine Ruth Bennett. Christine was born at 8:01 a.m., weighed 8 pounds and 6 ounces, and was 19 1/2 inches long. Everyone loves her, and Deborah and Matthew are constantly touching and kissing her. We praise the Lord for this new addition to our family. We plan to make a new family picture made as soon as possible so that new prayer cards can be made.
The following Saturday on May 15, our oldest daughter, Rachel, graduated from the A Beka Academy in Pensacola. FL. We praise the Lord for her completing this milestone in her life, and we look forward to seeing how God is going to use her in the future.
We had the privilege to be at BIMI on June 8 for the 50th anniversary celebration of our mission. We were able to see some friends, pastors and missionaries that we had not seen for a long time, and also witness the inauguration of Dr. David Snyder as the new president and general director. Dr. Snyder has been a missionary in Alaska and has served as the Far North director with BIMI. We praise the Lord for God’s direction in the selection of Dr. Snyder as president. We are also glad to see that BIMI remains a conservative, independent, fundamental Baptist mission board.
We are busy scheduling meetings for the remainder of 2010, and even into the first part of 2011. We praise the Lord for two new churches that have added us to their missions family since we began traveling! Please pray with us that we will be successful in scheduling meetings with other independent Baptist churches that will partner with us in prayer and financial support.
Thank you once again to those of you that have been a part of our ministry. Some have been partnering with us since the beginning, and others have “come on board” just recently. Each one of you is important, and the part you have in our family and ministry is vital. May God continue to bless each and every one of you for “holding the ropes” on our behalf.
O give thanks unto the LORD; make known his deeds among the people!
Your missionaries to Brazil,
Dan & Becky Bennett