First, I want to thank everyone for your prayers for the recent mission trip to Brazil. We saw God’s hand at work in so many ways. We knew every day that the prayer warrior part of our team was faithful in your ministry. We saw people come to faith in Christ. God provided an opportunity for our medical personnel to render lifesaving aid resulting in a whole household coming to faith in our Lord Jesus Christ. God is moving on the community where we have served for four years to now go and engage a remote village where we could never go. In a few weeks Craig and I will share more about the trip on a Wednesday evening.
The next mission trip from Valley is coming up next week. Our teens will be traveling to Portage, Wisconsin. Just as our Brazil team needed the ministry of the whole body of Christ, so will this team. Hands of Hope is sponsored by the Minnesota-Wisconsin Baptist Convention. The mission is designed to go into a community where there is a relatively new church plant and do acts of service in order to help the people of that community see in tangible ways God’s love and care for them.