After two years in a brotherhood training program, the young couple Rolfe and Valeria began, by themselves, a new work in a Brazilian state capital in March, 2012.
The city is São Luís, on the South Atlantic Ocean, with over a million in population. The state, Maranhão, at the western edge of the northeast region of Brazil
No work by churches of Christ has ever been done in this city before. Rolfe and Valeria wanted to see the gospel reach this untouched city for Christ. They have God’s mission at heart, and their commitment to this purpose is strong.
Their strong commitment has served them well, because they lost 80% of their support in the past year.
They could not maintain the storefront evangelistic effort called the School of the Bible. They are working from their apartment and living in a precarious financial situation.
But still they are glad to be doing the Lord’s work even with their tenuous finances.
A one-time amount or a monthly contribution, however small, would be of great help to them.
They refused one generous offer of American help due to doctrinal differences. Will those of us who share the same convictions as they step forward at this time of need?
Let us honor such as these who know that God’s will is to take the gospel where it has never been heard before.
(I’m working with a friend to make deposits from Brazil. So you can send donations through PayPal or to Somers Avenue, designated for “Rolfe”, and I will have this friend deposit directly in their account from Brazil, according to the rate of the day. Here’s the info: http://gospeak.org/give/.)