We spread a blue tarpaulin in front of Adelso and Noelí’s house, set up a sketch board and prepared our choruses. In a little while we had twenty kids from their neighborhood seated on the tarpaulin ready to hear a gospel presentation. This young Christian couple from our church seemed pleasantly surprised that their home could serve as an effective base for evangelism in their neighborhood.
Diego, a young Bible college student who works with us in evangelistic outreach, picked up the registration documents which had fallen from a motorcycle as it passed by him. He later took the documents to the home of the owner and hoped for an opportunity to present the gospel. Diego found the motorcyclist at home, but he was somewhat drunk. However, his ten-year-old brother made a profession of faith in Christ.
A couple weeks before this, Diego, along with another Bible college student and Johnny had the opportunity to make a presentation of the gospel to three young men who had met together in the shade at the edge of a field. A few moments after that opportunity, two of these men were being searched by police officers who had their guns drawn on them. They were not arrested but, hopefully, their conscience was, after having been confronted with both grace and the law in such a short period of time.
Since the disbanding of our congregation which we mentioned in our February prayer letter, Johnny has preached in five churches in our area. Six people professed to be saved in one of the Sunday services. He also had the opportunity to present the gospel with his sketch board to 240 school children one afternoon. Our main ministry is now in Victory Baptist Church, a small church which has had both Brazilian and American missionary pastors through the years. Presently, Missionary Ed Alexander is the pastor. Rena and I have teamed up with Ed and his wife, Jan, to help the church in the area of evangelism and visitation. Please pray that our ministry will be effective and that the church will experience revival in this area.
In closing, we would like to announce the birth of our seventh grandchild, Juliana Noelle Taylor, born to David and Sharon Taylor on March 11th in Santa Catarina, Brazil. Juliana and her mother are doing fine. Praise God from whom all blessings flow!
Johnny & Rena Nunley