Rebuilt Hall in Fortaleza Now Open
Revival Fellowship Report:
From the Desk of Ps Kevin Quirk (Perth)
After the collapse of their Fortaleza Hall in the last monsoon season, the Brazil assembly managed to buy the slum next door, pull it down, and rebuild their hall to almost three times the original capacity with the help of the Mission Fund. The Bible promise that "all things work together for good to them that love God..." proved true yet again. God is truly gracious, and has all in hand.
Ps Esteves reports that the local saints worked energetically for over six months to construct a building that is now the pride of the Moura Brasil slum district.
Assembly folk worked almost around the clock in the last few days leading up to the official opening ceremony on Sunday 10th March, 2013 and it has really turned out to be an outstanding building. The auditorium holds seats for about 560 people and there is a second story divided into rooms to cater for many of the children. There is also another small house out the back, attached to the property, which serves as a type of Sunday school area for the teenage boys. Altogether, it's a great complex.
The night of the opening, folk excitedly filled the hall, and spilled out onto the street outside. They conducted a three hour concert, with choruses, entertainment, clowns and an historical presentation of the assembly since inception. Ps Esteves concluded the celebrations with a short talk from John chapter 3 and asked if there were any for baptism. Twenty-nine of the visitors filed forward to be baptised - almost all received the Holy Spirit and spoke in tongues. (This was on top of 89 new folk being baptised throughout the Fellowship in the week leading up to the hall opening!)
The revival continues in Brazil.
Ps Esteves is grateful for the contributions from the Mission Fund and thanks all who contributed, and who continue to do so.
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