Fall is just around the corner which means the hot/windy season here in Fortaleza. I don’t know if it’s been a bit cooler this year or I’m just getting used to the heat but it’s been a long time since it’s been unbearably hot here. Noah is 1 year 4 months old and is in such a fun stage. He is on the run all day long when he’s not eating or napping. Wherever he goes he attracts attention, I think almost everybody at our local market knows him by name:).
It’s been awhile since I’ve explained our ministry in detail: We are here in Fortaleza mostly to learn from the church planting model that is in place here and get hands on experience so that we can eventually go with a team to plant churches somewhere else, possibly Africa but we’re still praying to see what God has for us. In the mean time we have been hard at work and seeing God do some truly amazing things.
As we and our team continue to win people for Jesus, our cell groups continue to grow and multiply. We recently multiplied our cell group that meets at out house, totaling 14 cell groups that are under our supervision and spiritual covering. We realize this is a huge responsibility and are completely relying on God to lead and direct our every step.
These 14 cell groups are just the ones under us (Isaiah and Erin). The church, as a whole, has already over 650 cells all over the city!! We have really seen tremendous growth and we believe that this is only the beginning!
I don’t want to make this update too long, so I will explain more about the one-on-one discipleship model in our next update.
Please continue to pray for us and for the many people we are working with that God will instill his desires on our hearts, the desire to win this city for Jesus and take care of the new believers that God has put under our covering.
We love you and miss you all!