After having serving 32 in São Paulo, as of June 2015,we have relocated to the U.S. For the first five months of the year, we served on the pastoral staff of the New Song Baptist Church, mentoring the new, first time pastor. Renny continued to serve on the board of the state ladies’ association. (She still is on the staff of their magazine, participating via internet from here.) We are in our final year of furlough, visiting and serving in supporting churches, and active (teaching, choir, visitation) in our home church. Renny is teaching as a volunteer 5 half days a week in the public school system as a tutor for Brazilian students.
- The sale of our house in Brazil and the subsequent purchase of a home here in the U.S.
- The Lord’s clear leading as to a future ministry.We are still healthy and strong and do not like the term “retire” -we prefer “retread”.
- The strengthening of the New Song Baptist Church in São Paulo, and for its pastor, Roberto.
Scripture for 2017
Therefore also we have as our ambition, whether at home or absent, to be pleasing to Him. II Corithians 5:9 (NAS)