Yes, we are fully into the swing of this month we have anticipated for over a year. We are coupling with a close-hearted ministry, Exodus Cry during this time to see the gates of heaven opened over Fortaleza and Brazil through night and day prayer and worship, as well as intensive outreaches to red light zones throughout the week.
In April Herb and the boys and I headed over to the good ol’ U.S.A. to rest for 3 weeks in the midst of a very busy season. It was WONDERFUL. The boys got to experience snow for the first time, and we had precious time together with family. It was my first time home in 2 years, and I soaked up every minute of it! The transition back into things here at the base were quite rough emotionally, but we now feel like we have come so far from that time in growth and maturity and love on the base. Thank You Jesus!
I am writing this listening to the explosions of fireworks every 2 minutes as Brazil anticipates their own game against Mexico today taking place IN Fortaleza! It is a defining time for the country of Brazil, spiritually, and for how the world will see her. We can feel it in the air, and in our hearts. It is time for Brazil to turn back to her first love. Come Lord Jesus!
Our house is bulging at the seams. Our own team of Brazillians living in the house (plus Charlie, the only American currently) has grown to 10, plus our family of four. On top of that we have the Exodus Cry team of 8 this month living with us, and another team of 3 stopping in for 10 days, give or take a few people. There is much to be done, and much fun to be had. It is awesome to have this many people to go for it together as we do 12 hours a day of prayer and worship during this month. The presence of Jesus is sweet and only coming more strongly up in our prayer room on the 3rd floor.
We pray to see real breakthrough and freedom in the atmosphere and mind sets of the people, who commonly think that prostitution is a valid and normal way to make quick money, whether you are 14 or 40. Pray that Jesus will lead us to those who are being exploited and are ready for their Savior to rescue them!
Nepal is soon to lose 6 of the best missionaries, and we are about to receive 6 of our best friends back as they return from 5 months of intense outreaches into totally unreached mountains. We are eagerly awaiting the day, about 4 weeks from now.
So, please pray for us all for supernatural grace to run after Jesus’ heart with everything in this special time, for supernatural strength, and for a real shift to begin in the heart of Brazil towards the heart of Jesus and His holiness and intimacy.