Ministry Update: Brazilian Baseball Association (Brazil)

Ministry Update: Brazilian Baseball Association (Brazil)

Ministry Update: Brazilian Baseball Association (Brazil)

ABBS rejoices to share that three young men in its program have professed faith in Christ, been baptized, and joined their church this year!

Two of these are twin brothers who were baptized in April while Oakseed’s liaison, Carlos Dourado, was visiting the ministry.  The third is a young man named Oto, who wanted to share his testimony:

My name is Oto, and I am 16 years old. I want to talk about my experience with God at last year’s summer camp, where I had the opportunity to meet God.

Well, before the meeting, I was a boy of the world: a boy who didn’t know the word, the path, or the truth. I had no idea what it was like to know the true love that only God can provide us through Jesus and his Holy Spirit. I was someone who walked in complete darkness, without God’s direction.

During the meeting, during the three days, I could feel God working and doing magnificent things!! I came to know Jesus and gave my life 100% into His hands. It was a wonderful experience!!! It was a necessary experience for my life because it was there that I had a true encounter with the Lord. And that changed my life. The more time I spend with God, the more and more God shows me new paths, new goals, and new dreams.

“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. Old things have passed away; behold, new things have arisen.” 2 Corinthians 5:17.

That’s exactly what God did in my life – he made old things pass away, and new things emerged!! One of those new things God showed me and put in my life is music. Through Jesus, I learned to like music. I learned to want to pursue it and be able to improve myself more every day to honor and glorify God. I’ve learned to love the idea that I can honor God through music, and that makes me want to go deeper and deeper into this area. It was God who planted this dream in me, and I want to be able to pursue this new dream with Christ!! In short, this encounter with God was essential for my life and my growth.

Prayer Points

  • Please pray for the Lord to grow these young men in faith, love, and steadfastness and bring many more of the kids to repentance and faith in Him.
  • Pray for the Lord to give them boldness in sharing the gospel with others as they share how God has made them new.