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We have been serving in ministry at Word of Life in the Northeast part of Brazil since 1996. But in 2006 God asked us to assume the leadership of the ministry which had a very samll team. Since than, we have been building a team and at the same time ministering to people, sharing Biblical truth at the Public Schools, doing Bible Clubs, Camps, Day Camp and Ministryin at the Leadership Training Centers. Next year we will be starting a one year Bible Institute program.
In my home only my mother was a christian, and my parents got divorced when I was less than a year old. At 9 years of age I heard the preaching of the Gospel. I understood that Jesus died and rose again to pay the price for my sins and got saved at that moment. When we were a teenagers, Virginia and I went to the same school and worked at Word of Life Camp together as volunteers. Some time went by and we met again at Word of Life Bible Institute. The Lord had already called each of us into full time ministry. In a special way, the Lord gave us a great love for Word of Life ministries to reach the lost.
Now, we have been with Word of Life for 19 years. The great desire of our hearts is to reach Brazil's youth with the gospel and see them grow for the glory of God.
Virginia was born in a catholic family. After her parents passed away,at age 12, a friend in school led her to the Lord.
We got married in 1992 and two years later, we had our first baby, Ivan Daniel. He was born at Word of Life Argentina while we were studying there. Ivan has now studied at Word of Life Bible Institute in Hungary and has done Bible studies at Lancaster Bible College. He is a professional indoor soccer player in Serbia, Europe, at this moment. Samuel, our youngest son, is going to Word of Life Bible Institute New York this year (2015). However only God knows what He has in store for him there and in the years to come.
Our prayers are for God do whatever He wants in the lives of our kids, and that they might come to understand that wherever they go, they can live their lives to show Jesus to others and share the Gospel to anyone God puts in their way. So that they may always glorify God with their lives no matter where they are.
Acts 20:24 "But none of these things move me; nor do I count my life dear to myself,[a] so that I may finish my race with joy, and the ministry which I received from the Lord Jesus, to testify to the gospel of the grace of God."