Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Happy 100th Birthday Brazilian Assemblies of God

Sunday, Centerpointe Church celebrated with the Brazilian congregation that meets at 5:00 on Sundays the 100th anniversary of the Assemblies of God in Brazil. The service was filled with excited singing and dancing. They were truly grateful for the move of God in their country. This congregation has been meeting for three years now and is led by Pastors Erivan and Vania Marques. 

It was quite the party - and the food we had after the service was amazing.

I am in awe of what has been accomplished over the past century in Brazil. Because of a few people, filled with the Spirit of God, being obedient to the call of God, took the Good News of Jesus to Brazil, today nearly 27.3 million people now attend more than 198,000 Assembly of God churches in the region.

I am sure that missionaries like Alice Luce, Ralph Williams and Melvin Hodges had no idea of the impact their obedience would make over the years; they were simply following God’s leading. For more on this story, go to aginbrazil.

Simple acts of obedience can change the world. Like these missionaries, we must also be obedient. Who knows what God will do through us? 

Take a risk.

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