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Vinicio and Rebeca Fidalgo
In Recife, Brazil, I coordinate all teaching area of the ministry, that means, Bible Institute, Training Leader Center and Bible Counseling Training. As well at camp season we are supporting this ministry.
I received the Lord as my personal Savior when I was ten years old during Sunday School Class. When I was a teenager I was divided between playing professional soccer and preparing myself to serve the Lord full time. I received the invitation to play soccer in Holland, and I asked the Lord for guidance. He showed me that He wanted me to serve Him full-time as a missionary, based on Proverbs 14:12. It was a hard decision but I said "Yes, I will serve you Lord!"
To prepare myself I went to the Word of Life Bible Institute in Recife, Brazil in 1999 and I finished my Pastoral Studies in 2002. It was a wonderful time studying God's Word and learning how to share the Gospel with others.
After my graduation I became the Pastor of my home church, and in 2005 I went to be a Word of Life missionary in Recife, Brazil.
In 2006 I married my beautiful wife, Rebeca, and we went to serve the Lord together in Recife.
I received the Lord as my personal savior when I was six years old. I was led to Christ by my mother who taught me the Bible daily.
When I was twelve I felt that the Lord was calling me to serve Him. I told Him, "Yes, I will serve you and go wherever you want me to go!" I went to Bible Seminary at the age of seventeen; it was a wonderful time to study God's Word and learn how to share the Gospel with others.
In 2004 I helped my parents plant a church in Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil. In 2006 I married Vinicio, and we went to serve the Lord at Word of Life in Recife, Brazil. In 2008 the Lord gave us Lucas,our first son, in 2011 Lara was born and now we are waiting our third child this year (2019). I praise the Lord for my family!