Missionary Update: Odali & Kathy Barros in Brazil [October 2012]

Odali and Kathy Barros have served the Lord in Sao Paulo, Brazil for many years. In addition to leading their newest church, they also run “Alpha Omega Family Development,” which provides a home and stability for needy people, many of whom are recovering drug addicts, etc.

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

Greetings! Hope all is well with all of you.  We are doing great.  God has been good to us and we are all in good health.  I got to go visit my father in Manaus. My brothers took him to Manaus to take care of him.  He is now 92 years old.  Actually doing good for his age.  Hope that I can see him again soon and enjoy him while I can.  Our hope is that he actually has accepted Jesus as his Saviour.

The church here is doing great.  We have had new adults coming and on Sunday mornings many kids and teens are coming.  Every week we have new kids that are coming and we are not even doing visitation.  The kids are bringing other kids.  It has been such a joy to see the kids growing and changing each week.  It is wonderful to see them with a desire to learn more about God.  What is so fantastic is that about 70% of them are in their teens.  The drug addicted teen we mentioned in the last letter is still coming.  Pray for him.  His name is Clayton.  We run the bus pretty much just in to neighborhoods. And these neighborhoods are enemies and have been for years.  Each Sunday we see and improvement in their behavior.  Pray for us that God will give each one of us wisdom to work with these children.

We have been working in getting each member involved in some area of the church ministries.  Some have really taken action and are growing and others a little slower.  But we praise God for those that have made the difference.

Here at the home we have 5 mothers with their children.  The last mother who came for help has 3 children. The little boy who is 6 years old has cancer.  He has been in treatment for 2 years.  Hope that he will along with his family look to the Lord for salvation.

We want to thank all of those who have been faithful in your giving to BFM and for your constant prayers for each missionary families and our ministries.  Your prayers are greatly appreciated.  God bless each one of you.

We do not have any permanent plans for our furlough at this moment.  We are still waiting for our children’s documents to get back to us.  But I think that the documents are going to go all over the US before they get back to us. We first sent them to Chicago where we were told to send them, from there they went to California, and this week we got a letter that they went to Missouri.   Well I guess we will have to be patient and wait on the Lord.

We will keep you informed on what is going on and our plans.

God Bless,
Odali & Kathy

**Please be sure to visit the BFM Facebook page to view a video of their kids at church singing. It’s a blessing and a half!**

Odali & Kathy Barros
Caixa Postal 182
17400-000 Garca, SP
Brasil, S.A.

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