This past Sunday was a big day in my life as a missionary. I became a member of the local church in Ivoti that I have been attending and I also preached at the evening service.
It was great to be able to begin the day with seeing about 20 people become a member of Ministerio Biblico Ivoti (MBI). I enjoyed being able to listen to all of the testimonies of the others. Many of the testimonies were very emotional. My testimony, in Portuguese, was short and sweet but it was well received.
Later in the same day I preached at MBI. This was a difficult sermon not only because of the topic (giving) but also I began the sermon in Portuguese before switching to a translator. I was very nervous to begin the sermon in Portuguese. I think that it was well received even with all of the miss pronounced words, miss conjugated verbs, failed gender assignments for the nouns, and the poor reading tempo. I look forward to peaching a whole sermon in Portuguese in the future but for now only the introduction will have to do.