April 2017

The Holy Spirit is not just a “force” or a “mysterious power.” He is God and He is actively working in the hearts and lives of people. Missionaries Ed and Maribel Johnson (Brazil) tell the following story of how the Holy Spirit clearly worked in the life of a man, resulting in the rededication of his life to Christ.

Our year here in Taubaté, Brazil, has already been very busy and is yielding new fruit. A young man contacted me by phone in the month of December about our church. A few weeks later he got into a fight with his wife and drove away from home. He had not had alcohol in ten years but decided he would drink that night and sleep in his car. While he was driving to the bar, the Holy Spirit reminded him of New Life Baptist Church. A few minutes later he found himself in front of our church rather than at a bar! Since he was dirty and not dressed appropriately, he was too embarrassed to come inside. He tried listening to the service from his car but could not understand. He finally got out of his car. Despite his embarrassment, he stood in the back of the auditorium. He fell under conviction. Having already been saved, he rededicated his life anew to the Lord that evening. When he went home, his family and friends could not help but notice his excitement. On Wednesday night he was back again but this time with his family and three other visitors. He has been coming back every service since and every time with new visitors! He, his family, and three other friends have already decided to join our church and are beginning our membership process. Praise the Lord!

Thank you for supporting missionaries like the Johnsons so that when the Holy Spirit works in someone’s life, that person has someone to turn to for spiritual help. May the Lord richly bless you!

In Christ,
David H. Snyder
John 15:16

President/General Director

David & Barb Snyder

Read more about the Snyders. He can be contacted through the BIMI office
(423) 344-5050.

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