Addition and Multiplication

By January 26, 2013 News No Comments

We have just had an awesome couple weeks down south in São Paulo.  We went down primarily to take part in/direct the first official Iris Conference in Brazil, and also got to spend some wonderful relaxing days in Campinas close by with Herb’s aunt and uncle.

I know we have really dropped the ball on blogging regularly in the past couple months, and I have to apologize.  I don’t have any really good excuses, other than that it has been a crazy time of lots of growth and transition.
There are many new things going on these days.  In the next 2 months, we will be receiving several missionaries to become part of our team, either for a few months or long term.  We have been settling into our big house and preparing for the growing team.  We feel super blessed and excited to have so many wonderful people coming to join us from the U.S. and Canada.
There is one other member we are adding to the team, a tiny Barbutti!  There is another baby boy on his way, getting ready to arrive in May.  We can’t wait to meet him.
Yet one more way that we are expanding and being blessed is with a car!  A generous leader and dear friend is in the process of donating funds for a new car for us! This is a huge answer to prayer, and will make the growth of our team and lives much easier.  THANK YOU THANK YOU JESUS!
Please be praying with us for favor and God’s will with the Visa application process for the numerous missionaries who are applying for their Visas to come be with us.  Its an incredible amount of work and time, and we just found out about another process within the application process that will possibly add months more of waiting to the many waiting missionaries.  We know that God is totally in control, and that He can do anything, so there is rest and joy in that.
We are seeing a fast growing hunger in the youth we are involved with, especially those that came to the missions training intensive weekend we had before we went to São Paulo.  We are excited to be meeting new friends and lovers of Jesus who want to join us as family and seek the Kingdom of Heaven radically in Fortaleza.
We are so thankful and love each and every one of you family and friends who carry us in prayer and intercession, as well as care for us in numerous other ways.  Thank you!
Be richly blessed in His presence,

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