Dear friends of the Refuge. Words cannot describe the opportunity that we were given to join joni and friends in Curitiba, Brazil with Primeira Batista de Curitiba Igresia...or in English, The First Baptist Church of Curitiba in Southern Brasil. We were able to seat 147 individuals in their very own wheelchairs and saw 130 accept Jesus as their Savior! There were over 90 Brazilian volunteers partnering with an American team of 20. The love and hospitality we received was overwhelming. We are so grateful for the support that allowed us to serve with the Joni & Friends team.
Following the outreach we were able to visit another church. Monte gave the message to reach out to the people that are disabled and bring them in. He emphasized the need for all to serve no matter what the circumstances we may live with. God does not exclude individuals with disabilities in His Church.
We were also able to visit a an English class on the campus of a Bible college and share what Joni & Friends is all about. In conclusion, we loved visiting others that are working in Christian love and serving. We especially enjoyed the city of Curitiba.
The most exciting news?!! Joni & Friends is coming to Brazil in a big way!!
God has flung open the doors to ship wheelchairs to three major areas this next year!!!! Consider joining one of the distributions, especially at camp Refuge, in Maragogi. And if you are not able to come on down, send others or help with purchasing supplies, travel expenses and other expenses that will be needed for the distributions.
If you would like to help financially go to www.globalfaithmission.org/camp-refuge
In His Provision, Jenny, Monte, and Dinalva