for week of August 31, 2014

Evening: The Matriarch's Bible
(Brazil) Southern Baptist missionaries JEFF and CAM DUNSON serve in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil’s southernmost state, where people have an independent spirit befitting gauchos (cowboys). Locals honor their gaucho history with traditional dress and civil war reenactments. This rugged individualism affects how people hear and respond to the Gospel, too. Based in Porto Alegre, the Dunsons serve in the least-reached area of Brazil, where less than 2 percent of the population is evangelical Christian. But people who love legends love a good story. The Dunsons have an epic story to tell: the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Cooperative Program gifts enable the Dunsons to live in Brazil and share God’s love.

for week of August 31, 2014

Evening: The Matriarch's Bible
(West Africa) ESTHER TRUCKER* is a Southern Baptist worker in West Africa. One of the matriarchs in the church Esther attends summoned the pastor. She said, “I want you to take this Bible and give it to someone who can use it. I won’t need it anymore.” About a week later, the matriarch died. Cooperative Program gifts support Christian workers such as Esther who are committed to passing on the stories from the Word of God. At the same time the matriarch’s life was being celebrated in her funeral, a team of men trained volunteers to join an evangelistic ministry to West African truckers. During the training, 11 people accepted Christ as Savior. *Name changed.

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