We love to be involved in what God is doing here, and the small strides are reason for celebration. We hope God will explode a new season of students coming to know Jesus and be burdened with a desire to be used by God to make the good news of the gospel of grace known through all walks of Brazilian life and to the ends of the world.
Here are some brief highlights in numbers to help summarize:
10 years: it has been this long since our Belo Horizonte campus teams have had a dedicated Area Director.
5: the number of new campus staff we have transitioned to our team in the past 18 months - and the possibility of 2 more in 2019.
35: number of full-time students who will participate in our Beach Project in December 2018.
115: participants in our annual Investigative Retreat in June.
3: new Christians on campus who were baptized and joined our local church!
80%: discount we were awarded for Sara to attend preschool 3x/week next year.
3: new monthly support partners in 2018
$470: total in cancelled monthly support pledges over the past 2 years.
-($1000): current negative support account balance.
As we approach the end of 2018, we close one chapter in a current role and home of the previous 7 years, and look toward 2019 and a new role (see post for more), we are entering in #GIVINGTUESDAY with a special request for Year-End Giving. I am sharing this opportunity for Year-End Giving, much as Paul wrote to the Philippian church, “I rejoiced greatly in the Lord that at last you renewed your concern for me. Indeed, you were concerned, but you had no opportunity to show it.” (Philippians 4:10). Thank you for your continued concern, prayer, pledges and care!
Please send an email to jon.elam@campusoutreach for more info that will not be publicly posted.