Thanking God for My Mother & the Things She Taught Me

Odali and Kathy Barros served the Lord in Sao Paulo, Brazil together from 1987-2013. In late 2013, they transitioned to Manaus in Northern Brazil to start sharing the Gospel and planting churches in villages along the river.

April 9, 2024

Dear Brothers and and Sisters,

Pray and hope that each of you have had a wonderful blessed month. Thanks for your prayers and support and God’s guidance in our lives, we are doing well. 

Every day I thank God for my mother and the things she taught me. One of the things I remember the most was her visiting and inviting people to church every week. She did visitation with other ladies of the church and I always went with her. She always told me that whatever I did I must do it for the Lord. She would say, “For He died for us and is always faithful to care for us. Be thankful with your attitudes.” Wonderful memory!

God has helped me and given me the ministry of visiting and counseling mothers and helping them with their children. The ministry of the village of Ubim has been wonderful. The kids who came when we started there are now teenagers. We are working with them and are asking God for wisdom to help them accept Christ as Savior and for those who are saved to grow in the Lord. Things in this world today are so crazy and this village has nothing for them to do, so it’s really easy for them to get influenced to go the wrong way. So we try to spend as much time with them as possible. That is one of the reasons we are working on building the camp—to have a place for them to have fun and have some time learning more about God. When I go on Saturday to Ubim, I’m taking some of the teens from the mother church to help me and they are learning to work with the kids. As they learn, they can help at the mother church.

There are lots of small villages in this area. More and more the people are coming to live around here. Pray that God would help us and give us wisdom and strength to reach these people. Thanks for your love, prayers, and support!

Love in Christ,

Contact Info:
Odali & Kathy Barros
Iranduba, Amazonas
Brasil, SA

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P.O. Box 471280 | Lake Monroe, FL 32747-1280
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