Wednesday, April 18, 2007

All Things

This past Monday night Pam and I experienced the fruit of missionary life and work. Our Brazilian church received as its guest speaker the pastor of the First Baptist Church of Bagdad. A four year old church which now has over 400 baptized members and has already started a "daughter" church in the city.

This dear and godly pastor spoke of a tremendous spiritual awakening in the city of Bagdad that most people have never heard about. In great suffering the church of Jesus is alive in Iraq!

The thing that made this moment so special is that the First Baptist Church of Bagdad was started by Brazilian initiative.
The Brazilian Baptist churches have sponsored this entire effort and are incredibly committed to seeing the Gospel move forward in Irag.

One of the most interesting things was to hear the Iraqi pastor talk about having baptized some Amerian soldiers. Is that great or what?!

The photo shows the Iragi pastor on the left and the Brazilian missionary who has mentored him on the right.

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