God is at Work in Multirão, Iranduba, Ubim, & at Pedras Vivas

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.

January 25, 2018

Dear Brother and Sisters,

Hope all is well with each of you and that you are enjoying blessings from our Lord and Savior. We are doing great and excited about what God is doing in our ministry! The end of the year was great and we had wonderful time of fellowship with the members of our churches.

The missions are doing wonderful and seeing God work. The mission in the community of Multirão has had several adults coming and some have been saved. The group working there is really excited.

The mission in Iranduba is doing great. We are excited to see the members getting excited about bringing and going out where the people are. We have started a new project on Saturdays. Instead of have youth meeting at the church, we go out to open places like parks. There we do different things, such as giving out something to eat or doing different activities with the kids. Then we give the people a pamphlet with the church’s address and the hours of the services. Last Sunday we had 12 visitors as a result of the visit to the park. There was a little girl there who left everyone amazed. She said, “I love God so much—if my mom lets me go to your church, will you teach me to pray?” We are praying for God to show us a lot in this city also. The building we are in is rented, is not in a real good location, and is not a practical building.

The mission of Ubim now has a lot. We closed on the land yesterday. It costed approximately $5000. We gave a down payment of $1600 and the rest was divided in five payments. We want to thank those who have given for the purchase of the land.

At the main church, Pedras Vivas (Living Rock), we have added more activities since we have more room now—especially working with teenagers. We have an increase in this age group and we are excited to see more and more youth getting involved. We are also working on increasing the number of people in the worship ministry. At this moment we have a teacher coming and teaching piano and we are also getting more people involved in singing.

We thank each of you for your love and support and your prayers. God bless each of you. Please continue to pray for each of these places.

Love in Christ,
Odali and Kathy

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Training Teams and Praying for a Leader in Limão

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.

November 11, 2017

Hope all have had a good year! We have had a blessed year! We have had good times and hard times, but God has been there with us and for us. We serve a wonderful God!

We are in several places—there are still so many communities to be reached. This year we have seen God working in the lives of the members and bringing new people to know Him as Savior. Seeing the old members growing and reaching out to the people around them has been a real blessing.

We now have Sunday school at three of the churches. Kathy and I have been helping in two of the places. We are training the group from the mission in Iranduba. They are coming along and excited. The mission of Multirão already has a team that goes there. They are doing great and investing there with the people and the building. What a blessing! Now we are training and new team to go to the community of Limão (lemon). There is a great need for a church there. We are praying God will give us a man that will go. We will go in the beginning while they are being trained. Pray that God will raise up the right person.

We really need a building in the community where Kathy has the kids club. We run an average of 45 kids. That’s about all we can handle on the patio of the house. God has provided a church that will come and build, we just need to buy the land. A few days ago, Kathy found out that there are 2 lots that are being sold not far from the house where we have club. We have used this family’s home for over 2 years. We really are thankful, but we need our own place. Please pray that God will provide the money we need. From time to time we have different kinds of festivals to reach out to new people in the communities, so they can see who we are and so that we can meet them. This month we are having one and all the missions are going to come. We are excited and looking forward to what God has for us.

We would love to reach out more and more. We are praying that God will raise up more people that want to serve, and our other great need is a good car. We spend lots of time in the car. The mother church is close, but all others are at least 30 minutes away.

Thanks for your prayers and your gifts, God bless each of you!

Odali & Kathy Barros

Odali & Kathy Barros
Caixa Postal 1
Iranduba, Amazonas 69.415.000
Brasil, S.A.

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