In March some of the Advance Team travelled to Brazil for two weeks of mission. Luiz, Head of Advance Groups, shares about what happened on their first night.
‘We hit the ground running in Brazil by heading straight to a church, Igreja Vida Nova no Recreio, in an area outside of Rio de Janeiro, to encourage and equip the members there. As the Global Head of Advance, Ben Jack, was preaching, he challenged the congregation to do one thing – to think of five people in their lives who didn’t know Jesus and to commit to praying for them, that they would hear the gospel and accept him into their lives. The response was immense!
Pedro* came up to Ben after the talk and told him that he wouldn’t only pray for five people but, on that evening, would call them all up and share the gospel with them right away. A few hours later, Ben received a message from Pedro – not only did he call those five people, but on the third call, his friend gave his life to Jesus, there and then, over the phone!
It’s incredible what God can do with just a little bit of faith and boldness.’