Brazil Update- Back to Work!
I just got back to Brazil after a great five week trip to the United States. Annie is spending a bit longer with the kids and grandkids before heading back to join me. I started in San Diego for the C3 Church Americas Conference. This was a power-packed week of teaching, worship, and connecting with friends from all over the world.
This conference was even better because we were able to bring a group of Brazilian pastors with us. Pastor Ronald, from C3 Curitiba, Pastors Fabio and Dani, from C3 Santos, and Pastors Sidnei and Raquel, from C3 ABC, came to San Diego. Cleiton and Milena also joined us from Santiago, Chile. They are in the first stages of planting a church there.
For several of the Brazilian team, this was their first conference. They were so impacted by the power of the Holy Spirit, the incredible preaching and teaching, and the wonderful sense of being a part of a global church family. There was also a large group from our home church, C3 Church Atlanta, at the conference. It is always great to catch up with so many great friends.
After the conference, Annie and I went back to Atlanta. Our granddaughter, Lyla Raine Hanna, was born on August 2. It was great being in town and getting to celebrate this incredible event! We also got to spend some quality time with with our grandson, Micah. He started walking while we were in town so this made everything more fun. Of course, it was also good to be with our daughters and their husbands!
I was able to preach at one of our campuses in Atlanta, C3 Church Milton. Annie and I also spoke at five connect groups and updated them on all that God is doing in Brazil. There is such a close connection between C3 Church Atlanta and our churches in Brazil. Everyone was thrilled by all the stories of changed lives and growing churches.
Now that I am back in Brazil, it is full speed ahead until the end of the year. We have our C3 Brazil Conference coming up in October. I am scheduled to speak at a couple of different conferences over the next few months.
Thanks so much to everyone who is praying for us and helping us financially. I wanted to let you know the results of one of the prayer requests. C3 Church Santos is holding their first service in their new building this next Sunday! We have been praying for them and helping them in this process for a long time. It is exciting to see them taking new ground!
David and Annie are serving the Lord in Brazil. They are training leaders and helping plant churches. Your gift will help them continue to have a powerful impact in so many lives. Just click here to get involved. Obrigado!