Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Without Reservations.

“I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.” - Galations 2:20

On July 6 it will be a year since I moved to Kansas City to pursue a Masters of Intercultural Studies at the Nazarene Theological Seminary. God has faithfully lead me to this place. He has provided in ways that only God can. I find myself continually dumbfounded by His magnificent love and grace. My deepest desire is to love God with all my heart, soul, mind and strength. That means to obey wholeheartedlyy anywhere God my lead. To no longer be me, but Christ through me in everything so that everyone may come to know of His amazing, redeeming and transforming love.

I recently received a letter of acceptance to the '365M' program at NTS. I never expected God to open such a window of ministry opportunity. As many of you already know I have a deep passion for Latin America. The 365M program is an opportunity to bridge studies and ministry experience overseas. So I am very excited to take part in what God is already doing in Brazil!

The Brazil team has recently begun Portuguese language classes. In July we have modules and team training for the ministry in Brazil, and we depart the beginning of August to the field. The ministry sites include: Campinas, São Paulo, Rio de Janeiro, Manaus and Recife. We will be learning the language and culture while working alongside in children's ministry, ESL programs, as well as other variations of community outreach programs.

If you would like to learn more about the ministry that will take place in Brazil, please feel free to click on the following link: http://actsoneeight.blogspot.com. Here you will find details about our professor of Intercultural Studies Dr. David Wesley’s recent trip to Brazil, where he visited both the field sites along with the pastors and missionaries that will be mentoring our Brazil team along this journey.

Thank you for time, support and especially your prayers!