Hello Dear Brides!! We are back with the LAL PRs, but now we are not traveling together, but Tara and I still want to write about the fruits of our LAL Tour. Before telling you what He is doing separately in our lives, I want to praise the Lord for who He is, for His love and grace. Thank you, my Beloved, for showing me what love is.
When the LAL Tour finished back in July, we went to Sicily to rest and also to move forward with the ministry and the new things that He is doing. After an amazing five weeks, it was time for me and Tara go to different directions that He was calling us. Tara went to the Philippines, where she spend a time with an amazing lady that you know as Cherie in Manila, they fellowship together and had a great time together. I was called to go back to Turkey, and even without understanding why, the Lord then showed us a way in how we can now distribute some of our resources to the suffering ladies in Turkey o/o/
My stay in Turkey was for just a short time, and after a year and a half, I’m back in my home country. To tell you the truth, I didn’t want to come here, not now, but while talking with Tara, she shared with me that we need to go where He wants us to go, so in obedience to my Beloved I am now in Brazil.
In the beginning, I thought that it was because of my family who are living in a difficult situation, but soon I saw the need people have of Him, everywhere that I go people want to know what I did, what I have and how they can pursue a relationship with Him. People that I can’t even recognize anymore because I left so many years ago (I left Brazil 10 years ago. But I came to visit last year when my father had a heart attack and almost died, it was the beginning of my RJ), so they do recognize me. Brides everywhere I go I see destruction, sadness, illness, but I know that He also brought me here, so that I can show them, the truth, the way and the life and all the resources I found here in RMI.
My Journey back to Brazil was a little bit interesting. I left Turkey and had a connection in Rome, a place very special for me and Tara—because it was one of our favorite places we were able to enjoy twice, and it’s also where we said goodbye:) Never in my life did I have such a long connection layover like I did, it was a total of 21 hours waiting at the airport. I wish I could tell that He gave me a good place to rest like He did the last time I had a long connection, but it was not the case. You see I was so anxious about my return, that I was really scared about how I would treat my family after the long waiting. So instead of giving me comfort, He gave me Himself in the middle of my discomfort and tiredness. I spent a total of 2 days without sleep but had the best Company. For the most part of my Journey, I was alone, just with Him my Beloved Husband. He also showed me that my discomfort was not only to deal with me and with my impatience but also to remember how to comfort others in difficult times:)
I got to Rome at lunchtime, and He and I spent the whole afternoon and evening together. When the night came, I tried to find a place in the airport that I could lie down for a while and try to rest. So I asked Him to led me to someplace, I was so tired… He led me to sit on some chair that in no way I could sleep, after just two minutes sitting there a lovely old lady came on my direction and asked me if I could help her with the internet connection:)) I was so tired, but I just smiled, and let Him work.
I couldn’t fix her wifi, so we had an opportunity to talk and to met each other. She was alone and also could not sleep, so we spend a lovely time together and she taught me a card game that I can’t wait to show Tara!! The time didn’t pass fast, but we enjoyed the time He gave us. She is from Paris, and was returning home after spending some time in Japan (where Tara just went after being in Manila 😉 She almost missed her flight, too, had the Lord not showed me that she was in the wrong place. As I said, Brides sometimes is not about us, but His grace toward others 🙂
Now I’m in Brazil, enjoying my family, and being who He wants me to be. Sometimes I want to force them to have a relationship with Him, but He reminds me that it is their journey, it’s Not by might, nor by power, but it’s what I can do now, which is just to love them and be with Him, and He is responsible to do the rest. I like to remember the Salvation Stories that I read when I think about the salvation of my family 🙂
I have so many things to share with you Brides, so I can’t wait for the next PRs o/
Next time I will tell you that after a year and a half I finally meet my ePartner face-to-face!!
See you Friday after next 😉
“Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” John 14:6
“Then he said to me, “This is the word of the Lord to Zerubbabel: Not by might, nor by power, but by my Spirit, says the Lord of hosts.” Zechariah 4:6
~ Sara who is currently in Brazil
If you’re one of His brides too— consider meeting to fellowship with them along their Abundant Life Journey. Sara is on her way to Brazil, while Tara is touring Asia: the Philippines, Japan, Singapore—then onto Australia!!
If you are serious about meeting either of our brides, please email:
We can let you know the dates and locations of where they will each be and forward your email on to them.
If you’ve just joined following the Encourager blog, it began when Tara met Sara and began traveling, with their first country Athens, Greece!! (Acts 17:16) then flew up to Dublin, Ireland and then traveled north by train to Belfast, Ireland. Belfast is where Erin’s grandfather was born and immigrated from.
After Ireland, they crossed the Irish Sea by ferry and made a short stop in Glasgow before heading to Edinburgh, Scotland.
Then Sara and Tara took the train down to London, England where are meeting at least 3 brides who’ve contacted us! One is Adele whose RMT you read last Saturday “Was I Sincere in the Apologies I Made to Him?” They are so excited to finally meet her!
Their first stop on the European continent was PARIS—where they hadn’t even planned to go! Yet He lovingly orchestrated a meeting with two brides in Paris, France and also another bride (and former minister) after traveling through Vienna, Austria. Saturday they were so excited to meet and spend time with Aimée in Slovakia!!
Last Friday our brides were in Venice, Italy then stopped in Florence and Pisa before heading to ROME (their final destination along their LALTour). For the next six weeks, they will rest physically and work from Sicily.
If there is ONE principle we repeat and follow it’s He LEADS ME…
Psalm 23: 1-3— “The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures; He LEADS ME beside quiet waters. He restores my soul.”