Special Pizza Day for Unchurched Friends

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.

May 21, 2024

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

We pray and hope that you have had a wonderful, blessed month. We have had a great month with lots of activity at the church.

We had a special friends’ pizza day at the main church. The goal was to bring friends that were not church people to the special day. What was wonderful was that several people got involved in putting things together and helping serve the pizza. The youth help make the pizzas and help serve pizza and drinks. We had lots of people that came. There were around 200 people there. Then we also had Mother’s Day supper. That special day is put together by the fathers and the kids. That was also great. We had mothers who came from the Ubim mission. We had a sermon first then worship while the food was being served. It was fantastic.

This month, the Lord willing, we will start back working on the church building of Cacau and the camp. We have had lots of rain which makes it difficult to work outdoors. Now the rainy season is slowing down which helps.

We are also in process of training some new people to take over the mission at the village of Multirão. Kathy started there, and after a year, a group from Manaus took over the ministry. They were there for 9 years. They informed us that they are moving so they are turning over the mission back to us. So, for the next month while they get ready to move, we are taking different adults and youth to see who will take over the mission. Pray that God will place the people that will take over with a passion for God and ministry.

We want to thank each one of you for your prayers and support. You are an important part in our ministry. May God bless each one of you.

Love in our Lord and Savior,
Odali and Kathy Barros

Pizza Day

Mission of the Village of Multirão

Contact Info:
Odali & Kathy Barros
Iranduba, Amazonas
Brasil, SA
odali_kathy@hotmail.com

For ministry donations:
Pastor George Sledd, Treasurer of BFM
P.O. Box 471280 | Lake Monroe, FL 32747-1280
or click here to donate to BFM online.


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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,
Kathy

Contact Info:
Odali & Kathy Barros
Iranduba, Amazonas
Brasil, SA
odali_kathy@hotmail.com

For ministry donations:
Pastor George Sledd, Treasurer of BFM
P.O. Box 471280 | Lake Monroe, FL 32747-1280
or click here to donate to BFM online.


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Blessed with a New Helper in Ubim

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.

February 20, 2024

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

Hope each of you have had a wonderful, blessed month. We have had a wonderful month. Kathy is really happy and feeling blessed. One of the ladies of the church who moved near us now is helping her with the ministry in Ubim. She is really great with preschool-aged kids and is really dedicated in what she does. Pray that God will continue blessing her as she is preparing some others to help.

On Carnival day this year we went to the friend of ours who has a farm on an island. We hadn’t been there for quite a while. We had planned on using our camp that we were making but we didn’t get the things done enough to be able to be used. So, we went across the river. He has a boat and came to get us. We had about 40-50 who went with us, and we had a wonderful time.

The camp is coming along well. We have two buildings under roof and are working on the third building. What we would like to do is to get the creek where it could be used to swim. That’s what people enjoy doing with the hot weather here. We also want to fix the field to play volleyball and soccer. Very soon, we will be able to be able to use it more often since it’s really close to where we are and to where everybody else is from the church in the neighborhood. So, the Lord willing, pretty soon we will be able to use it more often just to have special activities for the church families and youth. Since it’s rainy season right now there are things we can’t do all the time. But as we can get things done the sun comes out, we’re working on different projects. So, we hope that soon we’ll be able to do more things and finish the projects.

Thank you for your support and your prayers and pray that we’ll be able to do more things and finish the projects we have started.

Thanks for your prayers and support.

Love in Christ,
Odali and Kathy Barros

Contact Info:
Odali & Kathy Barros
Iranduba, Amazonas
Brasil, SA
odali_kathy@hotmail.com

For ministry donations:
Pastor George Sledd, Treasurer of BFM
P.O. Box 471280 | Lake Monroe, FL 32747-1280
or click here to donate to BFM online.


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Continuing Remodel & Fellowship in Homes

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.

December 16, 2023

Dear brothers and sisters,

We pray and hope that all of you are well. This year has been wonderful after so many hard years with the virus. This year, we were able to do much more amongst the people in our communities.

The work on the building of Cacau is coming along. We covered the building, which will help to be able to work inside and get more things done since this is rainy season. Soon the building will be ready so we can reach out to the people in that town. There are so many children there and we want to do special work with the children to reach out and bring them to church, which is a wonderful ministry. The children really need help because there are tons of drugs around but very few ministries. Pray that God will help us to reach out and have more people to join us from the church in this ministry. Thank you for your support and prayer.

Working on the camp is harder since it’s raining right now, but we are getting things ready when there’s a little bit more sun to be able to work there too.

At the mother church, Pedras Vivas, we’ve had many new people coming in and it looks like we’re going to be having more people to help with the ministry. One of the things that we’ve been doing to help people meet each other is that on Sundays, we have been having get-together dinners and lunches, which has really been exciting.

This week we will be starting a new group of visitation to bring people to the church and if they need transportation, we will be using the bus to bring them to church. The area we will be reaching is around 30 miles, most of which is on the highway. The bus will be coming by the village of Ubim also and those from there can come on the bus if they want to.

Thanks for your prayers and support! God bless each of you!

Love in Christ,

Odali and Kathy Barros

Church of Cacau Cover – Now they can to do the inside work. It will have a second floor.

Contact Info:
Odali & Kathy Barros
Iranduba, Amazonas
Brasil, SA
odali_kathy@hotmail.com

For ministry donations:
Pastor George Sledd, Treasurer of BFM
P.O. Box 471280 | Lake Monroe, FL 32747-1280
or click here to donate to BFM online.


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Blessed by Services in Homes

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 18, 2023

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

We thank God that all things are doing well here. We pray that all is going well with each of you that are part of our ministry.

The ministry is going well. Kathy and some other adults at the Pedras Vivas Church have started the youth ministry. It had been stopped for quite a while. They are enjoying the time together, and the time to learn to play some instruments and sing. We hope to get the teens more involved in the church ministries. We also hope to get more adults involved. Pray that the Lord will touch the hearts of some to want to help in the different ministries.

The remodeling of the Church of Cacau is coming along. We hope it will be finished soon. Also, the camp is coming along and we are hoping that soon, we can use it at least for a day camp.

We are excited about new families that are coming to the church. Some are Christians that are wanting to get involved in the church ministries. The services in the homes are still doing well. Many times, we get together and eat and then have a Bible Study. Pray with us that God opens more homes. Since we have moved here to where we live, the amount of people moving to this area has really increased.

Thanks for all your prayers and support. May God bless each of you.

Love in Christ,

Odali and Kathy

Contact Info:
Odali & Kathy Barros
Iranduba, Amazonas
Brasil, SA
odali_kathy@hotmail.com

For ministry donations:
Pastor George Sledd, Treasurer of BFM
P.O. Box 471280 | Lake Monroe, FL 32747-1280
or click here to donate to BFM online.


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Kids & Teens Learning to Sing and Play Instruments

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.

October 24, 2023

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

We thank our Lord for the blessed month we have had. We pray and hope that each of you have had a wonderful, blessed month. We thank each of you for your faithfulness in your support and prayers. May God continue blessing each of you. This month has been really great. We are working with the youth and kids and helping them learn to sing and what instruments they want to learn. Pray that God will help those who are learning to work with these kids and teens. Kathy is working with them at the mother church and at Ubim. Pray that this will encourage them to grow and use their talents for the Lord.

We are looking at some other places we may possibly start having services in the homes. Please pray that God will lead us and open these homes.

The work of the remodeling of the Cacau church is coming along and the construction of the camp also. The Lord willing, soon we will be able to use both places. 

Once again thanks so much for your prayers and support.

In Christ,

Odali and Kathy Barros

Contact Info:
Odali & Kathy Barros
Iranduba, Amazonas
Brasil, SA
odali_kathy@hotmail.com

For ministry donations:
Pastor George Sledd, Treasurer of BFM
P.O. Box 471280 | Lake Monroe, FL 32747-1280
or click here to donate to BFM online.


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Special Events & Sharing About Our Savior

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.

September 21, 2023

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

Hope all are doing well. We are doing well thanks to our Lord. Things are going well with our building and remodeling. The work at the camp is coming along, and the remodeling of the church building at Cacau is coming along. We are taking advantage of the dry season.

The special day we had with the couples fishing was great. Everyone had a great time and we had safety on the river. The day we had a special dinner to bring lost friends or friends that needed to find a church to go to also went well. It was a great dinner. We had a short devotion about salvation before the dinner. It was great!

Now we are working on getting more people involved in the church with the children and teens. It has been great to see several getting interested. They are planning a special day for the teens. Pray that God will help them see how important it is to help these teens. The world offers so many things that turn them from God. We need to help them live in this world and focus on our Savior.

The work in Ubim is growing. The couple that works there with Kathy are teaching the kids different instruments and to sing. Soon we plan on starting regular services. The couple that is helping lives close to the village.

Thanks for your prayers and support. May God give each of us wisdom and strength to do His will!

Love in our Lord Jesus Christ,

Odali and Kathy Barros

Contact Info:
Odali & Kathy Barros
Iranduba, Amazonas
Brasil, SA
odali_kathy@hotmail.com

For ministry donations:
Pastor George Sledd, Treasurer of BFM
P.O. Box 471280 | Lake Monroe, FL 32747-1280
or click here to donate to BFM online.


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Training Ubim Teens, Remodeling Flooded Building

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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.

June 13, 2023

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

Hope that all of you are doing well. We are doing well. There have been lots of people with cold symptoms and lots of coughing. Thank God I am doing much better with the home remedies I have been using.

The works are doing well. The ministry in the village of Ubim is doing well. The couple that is working there is training the teens to play different instruments and to sing. It is really a blessing to see the work growing. We plan soon to have services on Sunday now that we have the couple to help. Pray for the couple as they will soon have their baby. Their names are Carol and Lucas.

Also, we have started to remodel the church of Cacau Pereira. The last 2 years the water came up high and flooded the church building, so we are raising the floor and the roof structure.
The services in the homes are doing well. We will increase the services in the homes as needed.
Now that things have calmed down with the COVID we plan on starting back the festivals we used to have. We are planning one in August.

The camp that we are working on is coming along. We have cleared the are where we are going to build. We have started the first building. We are excited about having the camp.

Thank you for the prayers and support that each one of you have done for the ministry. God bless you all!

Love in Christ our Savior,
Odali and Kathy Barros

Contact Info:
Odali & Kathy Barros
Iranduba, Amazonas
Brasil, SA
odali_kathy@hotmail.com

For ministry donations:
Pastor George Sledd, Treasurer of BFM
P.O. Box 471280 | Lake Monroe, FL 32747-1280
or click here to donate to BFM online.


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