Hector Barrero, GCI’s mission developer for Latin America, reports that a new GCI church is being started in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Accompanied by GCI leaders from Angola, Africa, Hector recently met with the leaders of the new congregation (see picture below; Hector is at center).
During Hector’s visit, the congregation held special services for three days. Services on Friday and Saturday were held in a rented hall in the center of Sao Paulo where many African immigrants live. About 25 people attended each day. Then on Sunday, services were held at a member’s home where about 30 people, plus children, attended (see picture below). All the services where enlivened by Christian music with an African touch.
Hector reports great enthusiasm among the GCI leaders and members in Sao Paulo. With their gifts of preaching and music, their future as a congregation, despite financial limitations, looks bright.