Archives for November 18, 2019

Pastor Danilo’s “Prayer Room”

Here is Pastor Danilo, who was so helpful to us as our personal translator and chauffeur this past weekend in Franca, Brazil, standing in his “prayer room.” Yesterday we had a meal at his home and he showed us his study, which serves as his prayer room. When the home they built was submitted to the proper authorities for approval, the town council was quite upset to see a “prayer room” in the plans. They said that it had to go through several steps of approval. But when they found out that it was not for the gathering of a significant number of people, but just to be used as a private prayer room, they were amazed and gave permission for it to be built. The pastors, however, also pray together often. When the church experienced remarkable revival some years ago they used to pray together with a few other brothers from midnight to 6:00 a.m. approximately once a week for the Holy Spirit to continue to pour Himself out upon their flock and on Brazil.

The Queen and I are now winging our way home from Brazil after a long series of conferences spanning the past two months, and are looking forward to being home for all but one weekend from now until February. We are grateful for God’s sustaining grace and for your prayers.

Conferência “A Piedade Dos Puritanos” – Franca, Brazil

This past weekend in Franca, Brazil was very special. Here Mary and I are with the three pastors of Calvary Covenant Church. We feel like we have known Pastors Paulo Jr., Danilo, and Cunha for years and are truly bonded in Christ. Mary was privileged to give two addresses to the women on various aspects of kindness and I gave four addresses on how the Puritans can motivate us to pursue growth in our sanctification. The congregation was unusually attentive, and we were deeply grateful to hear of immediate fruit on the messages—also from some of the tens of thousands listening online (see session links below).

The people bought all of the hundreds of books that were at the conference and scores of people are on a waiting list for books that sold out. The church hopes to promote all my books in Portuguese through their online bookstore in the future. The fellowship we enjoyed over the weekend at various homes of the pastors and church members through translators was so uplifting. This is truly a congregation that embraces our Reformed, Puritan, experiential heritage, and we are so encouraged that their sermons receive an average of 50,000 listeners. God is doing great things through these pastors and this congregation. Pray for divine benediction upon them.

YouTube links for the four sessions are below:

Session 1:

Session 2:

Session 3:

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