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February 2018


“Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful” Colossians 4:2


Over the past few weeks we have been studying Colossians in our personal devotional time.  It has been a challenging book full of truth, reminding us to set our hearts and minds on things above, to put on the new self, to live a life worthy of our calling and to complete the work that God has given us to do, while remaining firm and established in our faith.  We are also called to devote ourselves to prayer, a challenging call requiring commitment, dedication and time.  And as we pray we need to be watchful, expectantly looking to see how God answers our prayers, which in turn will lead to thankfulness.


We thank you for your commitment to pray with us.  We have seen prayers answered and we are thankful.


Give thanks for:

  • God’s faithfulness to us and to the CPV church plant. 
  • The spiritual growth of Fernanda, an older lady who recently became a Christian.
  • Luis, also a new convert, who is meeting with us every week or so for discipleship.  His Christian girlfriend is accompanying him.


Pray for:

  • Those who gather at CPV, that they would catch the vision for reaching out into our community with the good news of Christ.
  • Stability within CPV.  People come and go, some after a few months, when they discover that a church plant does not have everything they are used to in an established church.  One Brazilian family communicated to us this week that they were leaving, after being with us on and off for 3-4 years.  Pray that they would find a new church, where they will feel more at home.  The instability is difficult but God is in control.
  • Unity in CPV.  Pray that people will be united in the essential elements of our faith, and not caught up on non-essentials. 
  • Easter programme.  During the week leading up to Easter we are planning prayer times, a film night, evangelism at the local markets and special services on Good Friday and Easter Sunday.  Pray that God would be glorified through all of these events.
  • Our team – Pedro & Amada and ourselves, that we would bond together as we get to know Amada and that she would feel at ease among us.


In Christ,

James, Heather, Alana & Lucy


“For where two or three are gathered in my name, there I am with them” Matt 18:20

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