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John & Robin Proios Caixa Postal 05 69100-000 Itacoatiara, AM, Brazil Tel. (011-55-92) 9144-8609 firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com
°§DQG*RGVDZWKDWLWZDVJRRG± Genesis 1:10 Good We were averaging over 60 children in our Sao Pedro Bible club. Picking up the kids for club was becoming a problem. The day we had to transport 30 people in the Kombi before reaching our destination was the day we realized we needed to divide the club up into two locations. The Lord opened the door for us to meet under the mango trees of another farm about 5 miles down the road. All three of our clubs are doing well and
average around 30 each week. The new club is located near the community of Santo Antonio. It is such a joy to see the eagerness on the children's faces as they come to club. At the end of club, one little girl always asks, "Are we having 'little church' next week, too?!" Please continue to pray for these precious children that they and their parents will come to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ.
A Good Response to a call for help Last fall, we expressed to you our desire to send as many of our club kids to camp as possible. How thrilled we are to share that 42 scholarships were given! What a great opportunity for the children to have a chance to go to camp. Each of the 42 children completed a Bible course consisting of 10 lessons and scripture verses to memorize. It was quite a task to work with the children and help them to complete the lessons, yet it was encouraging to Brothers who attend our new club see their eagerness to learn the Word of God. At the end of the course, the children respond to a call for salvation. Many of the children indicated that they had received Christ as a result of camp last year or the children's club ministry. We thank all the sponsors who sent the scholarships and ultimately made a difference in the lives of these children.
the world. We are hoping this situation improves by the time we return after our furlough. Meanwhile, anyone who missed it in our last letter, we are trying to cut down costs by emailing our prayer letter. If you would prefer to receive our prayer letters as a .PDF file instead of in regular mail, please send your email address to firstname.lastname@example.org. An added advantage would be that we could send out more frequent updates and keep you informed as to the little happenings as they occur. One of the 4 teams of campers during teen week
Good During the three weeks of this year's camp program, there were around 300 in attendance. Our whole family assisted Director Bob Lankford and his wife Damaris in preparing the camp and supporting the program. John helped with the bookkeeping and supply buying while Robin was in charge of the kitchen. Haley and Emely were the errand girls running messages back and forth from the camp house to the kitchen and other areas of the campgrounds. With all of the message running, they got the most exercise of all! The camp theme was, ³3UDFWLFLQJ <RXU )DLWK´ 7KH FDPSHUV VWXGLHG the book of James. It was amazing how it tied together as an extension of what our club kids had learned during the Bible course they completed to earn their scholarships.
We want to thank those of you who gave us email addresses. We had hoped to keep in contact more often, but just after we got the email addresses, we lost our internet service out at the camp! This made it difficult for us to maintain communication with the rest of
It seems hard to believe that it has been almost four years since we returned to Brazil for our second term. We will be flying home on August 9th to begin our furlough. We will miss our dear friends and colleagues in Brazil, but look forward to seeing our supporting churches, friends, and family in the States. As always, but especially now, we covet your prayers. There will be many of changes and tying up of loose ends during these upcoming months. As of yet, we do not have anybody to cover our clubs when we are gone. Please pray that the Lord will give us wisdom in knowing what to do. Also, please pray for us as we prepare for furlough. Because of the need to increase our support, we are sending out letters now in an attempt to schedule meetings with new churches to present our ministry. If you know of any churches that might be interested in learning about the work here in the Amazon, please let us know the Pastor's name and address, and we will contact him.
Good The work at the Sudam is continuing to go well. However, with the rains, the condition of the roads is making it increasingly difficult to get to the congregation. Please pray for us as we travel in and out that the Lord will give John wisdom as he drives. We've gotten stuck in the mud three times in the last 2 months! We are getting pretty skilled at pushing our Kombi out of the mud!
We also want to praise HIM for the Faith Bible Church in Glen, New Hampshire, who took us on for monthly support. Christmas Outreach: We praise the Lord for both individuals and churches that sent enough money for us to be able to give each interior household an 8X10 portrait of their family. The families were thrilled to receive the photo. Their eyes literally lit up as we presented them with their family photo. It was a joyous time for all those who attended the program. We praise the Lord for the parents and children who came and heard the Gospel.
°7UXO\*RGLVJRRG§§± Psalm 73:1 After 2 surgeries and 4 casts, Haley's arm is doing well. The specialist in Manaus was pleased with the results of the surgery. Haley had 10 sessions of physical therapy and regained full use of her arm. Thank you for your diligence in praying for her during this difficult time. We praise the Lord for the special gifts that were sent to help us out financially. Please continue to pray for us as the prices are rising and the dollar is falling. We just paid $7.60 a gallon for gasoline this morning! God promises to supply all our needs and we are trusting HIM. HE is always faithful.
We thank him for all He has done for us and is going to do. Please keep us in your prayers as we faithfully endeavor to serve HIM here in the Amazon.