Church Membership and Preaching

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.


Membership Testimony

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.



Reading the Sermon Introduction in Portuguese


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.

Preaching 1

Full Church listening to me speak and understanding what I am saying.


2 thoughts on “Church Membership and Preaching

  1. You are doing Great Benjamin! We are so proud of your progress! We knew you could do it! It will get better each and every day. God is watching over you and guiding you along the way. It is not easy learning a new language. We also wanted to tell you how sorry we are of your Grandmothers passing. You have a angel watching over you! Keep up the good work and know our prayers are always coming your way.

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