BENEFITING: FISHING FOR HOPE INC
EVENT DATE: Aug 09, 2013
We are teaming up with the "Fishing for Hope" ministry and will be going to Sao Paulo, Brazil, this August 9th-19th! God has been calling and we have been listening... since meeting Lisa and Tim Johnson, our lives have changed. They are truly people after God's heart and we feel blessed to have mentors like them in our lives. Lisa prayed for us before our wedding and I consider her a true friend. She exemplifies what friendship and being a Christian really means. She always forgives no matter what, and loves everyone like Christ calls us to do. Tim is a professional fisherman who recognized the need to "fish for hope" not only in our communities, but also in the city of Sao Paulo, creating their ministry "Fishing for Hope." He has a big heart for the people of Brazil and has ministered to hundreds of Brazilian people.
Since August 20th, 2011, the day we got married, Kyle and I have become one through Christ. Not only have we been saved by His grace, but our pasts have been washed away, we became new people, and He transformed us through the blessing of marriage. We not only owe our desire to serve others to God, Tim and Lisa, but also to our small group at Peachtree Presbyterian Church. Surrounding ourselves with great people has made us want to be a great couple! A marriage is a gift from above, why not share this gift together and serve the Lord!? We recognize that we are by no means perfect, and are so thankful to be saved by the cross. Through marriage, we have learned about our selfish human nature, fears, insecurities, and have both decided to take a stand for what we believe in, take a leap of faith, and share our testimonies in Portuguese (how cool is that?!) with the people of Brazil who have a desire to learn more about what it means to be a Christian.
We will be staying at a church in Sao Paulo and will be working directly with Pastor Geovane Alves de Santos, local translators, and two other pastors from the U.S. We will be conducting individual and family meetings with hundreds of Brazilian people over 10 days. The Church has prearranged the meetings with people who want to hear about Christ and the gospel from us (Americans). We will also be sharing our testimonies to other locals at a public eye clinic that another member of our group, who is an eye doctor, will be administrating to civilians. Prayers for Pastor Geovane, his church, the Johnsons, and our "Fishing for Hope" team (6 members strong), are much appreciated as we prepare for this mission. All donations are 100% tax deductible and will be used towards this mission. We would be honored to let God work through us, while we represent our closest friends, family, co-workers, and other supporters who believe in the mission of spreading Gods amazing love by giving hope to lost people!
THANK YOU for your thoughts, prayers, and support as we prepare for this journey and for your desire to serve Christ through our mission trip to Brazil while we "Fish for Hope."
Kyle & Jenna