Wednesday, October 04, 2006
22nd Fiel Conference for Pastors and Leaders
This week it is my privilege to participate in the 22nd national Brazilian Editora Fiel Conference for Pastors and Church Leaders held in Aguas de Lindoia in the state of Sau Paulo, Brazil. This conference is the fruit of Rich Denham who, together with his wife, Pearl, has served as a missionary here for over 54 years. Theirs is a fascinating story of God's faithfulness over 6 decades. This is my 3rd time to preach at this conference. Over 1000 people have gathered from across Brazil and even other countries (including Angola).
I highly commend this ministry to churches in America and elsewhere. The "Adopt a Brazilian Pastor" ministry (in which our own church has participated for years) provides books and free registration to the annual conference for a national pastor. The testimonies of men who have been helped by this ministry is most encouraging.
If the Lord brings this conference to mind, please pray for Jim Elliff and me, as we complete our preaching responsibilities over the next 3 days.