Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Putting along here
We have been here in Curitiba for three weeks now. We have made a few contacts with a couple of ministries and an Igreja Baptista ( Baptist Church). The Baptist church has adopted us and has gotten some work for us. I (Morgan) got to teach at the church. I taught on faith. Lisa was given the opportunity to share her testimony. We will be working with them for the remainder of the time (I think). They procured a government bus to take us to the various locations. This was a huge blessing since we don’t have any way of getting around town other than public transit. The only scary thing is that they keep having random people drive the bus, and I don’t think any of them are licensed to drive it! A gal drove us to a Teen Challenge drug rehab place the other day; it took her 15 minutes to put the bus in reverse. There were times when I thought for sure that the bus was going to tip, and I don’t think there is any sort of emergency exit.
Anyways, we have been getting a little busier. As I mentioned we went to a drug rehabilitation center the other day. We performed a couple of skits, played some music and two of our friends gave testimonies. At the end of are time there thirty people committed their lives to Christ! It was real exciting.
Today (Saturday the 15th) we are working in some favelas (slums). We will be doing some mercy type ministries, evangelism, etc. We are looking forward to it. We continue to go to the local village, have been to an old folk’s home, are running a youth group at the Baptist Church, and are starting to build a children’s play park at the base.
Some exciting stuff has taken place and we have been presented with a few offers. Part of the Call2All mission is to go to “un-reached people groups” (people who have never heard the gospel). A YWAM leader at one of the bases in the city offered us a ministry opportunity to work with un-reached Indian groups near the city of Campo Grande (on the Paraguayan border). Some of these groups are totally un-reached and “unengaged” (which means no one is trying to reach them). It is about 15 hours by car from here. We will be leaving on Monday and will be there for at least two weeks. Then we will return to Curitiba and continue to work with the Baptist Church
Other than that, we are doing well. Before we left Hawaii God spoke very clearly to us as to what we are to do after DTS. We are going to staff a DTS in Hawaii called Asia/Pacific DTS. Lisa was discerning that was the next move, then the Lord spoke to me in a dream, and we got some words of confirmation from some friends. The focus of this particular DTS is on training Pacific Islanders and sending them to Asia as missionaries. So, we will be in Hawaii for 3 months during the lecture phase and then will most likely lead a team to one of the Pacific islands to evangelize, disciple, train-up, etc. It is also possible that we might lead a team to a country in Asia. But, we don’t want to get ahead of ourselves. We are in Brazil and our hearts are here. We just wanted to share our near future with all of you.
Thank you guys so much for all of your support. We are blessed to have such good friends and family. God has been so faithful, we are just stoked.
Please pray for:
Salvations among the indigenous people
For Jesus to be glorified
For peace, joy, etc. (things have been a little hard for us here).
Lisa and Morgan Keach
PS Happy Birthday Ed-Factor. We love you man.
PSS If you have any questions, feel free to ask and we will address it in the next blog.