sexta-feira, 5 de junho de 2009


There is only one judge, one who can judge all flesh and it is not me!
If I judge someone, I am putting myself as a judge, I place myself in God's place, and I judge God even, because He made man.
I excuse myself because I know I mean to do good, even when I fall short. And even when I don't mean good, I find myself excuses as to why I didn't.
When I judge others, I don't know their motivations, but I pretend I do and I always find them guilty and me, inocent.

- thoughts that came while reading "The Shack"

Strength to the persecuted!

"We thank God for protection and encouragement in his work and for the heath that he has given us day after day. On Sunday, the 31st in the morning while we were in the service the Muslims came in the number of 30 men with the purpose to destroy us and mess up our service. By the power of the Holy Spirit they were able to do anything and they were outside from 8h30 to 11h when we finished. They didn't find anyone who wanted to discuss with them, so they were embarrassed and started telling us that we must not preach the name of Jesus in the market, but we told them right then that the market is not the Muslims' or the Christians' or the pagans', it belongs to the municipal council for all the people to use and we will continue preaching there until Jesus comes back. So they responded that every Sunday they will come make noise during our service, but we know we do not fight against flesh and blood, and we bind that in Jesus' name, remembering that Jesus has the victory and we are more than conquerors in Christ Jesus."

This is a report we received from our evangelists in the field. We pray for God's strength to continue guiding them and giving them wisdom in how to react in each situation.