Erica in the UK is our Portuguese Translator, she found RMI in a moment of great despair and brokenness. She only began to feel peace, joy, hope, and love when she truly let go and gave herself completely to the Lord. Through His love, she grows in intimacy on her journey with the Lord.
I trust you really enjoyed listening to Erica! I'm so honored to work fairly closely with her, enough so that I can witness firsthand her trust, faith, and LOVE for Him! And like I've watched Erica do so often, I just love when He leads you to simply ASK, don't you?
Paula, our PTG minister, just told me she had exciting news to share. She said, "Some months ago, I was talking to my HH asking Him if like ESP we are going to have those kinds of new ministries forming, extensions of our team, groups that join and share and give and help people, and are kindly. He told me that we already have - "The wind blows wherever it pleases." John 3:8
One group was started by Janaina's and her RMT was posted last month, in June \o/ So I asked Erica to get it translated for each of you to read (a bit easier and more accurate than the built-in translator). Because this RMT is quite special and dear to me personally!
Janaina's is the one in charge of a WhatsApp group that was founded by our dear Valentina <3. Janaina was telling Paula about all the good fruits and the hard times the women are going through in this group and also that there are 2 other groups that are blooming from this group! 🙂 And He let us know that our dearest Valentina was all part of them \o/ I am so grateful and so excited for what He has to all of us \o/\o/\o/
"Ide restaurando" ("Go restoring") is a group that helps women with food and clothes, mainly for the kids of women that suffer difficulties after separation and divorce, this group meets in São Paulo.
There is another one "Filhos do Pai" (God's Children) - where the ladies are studying a wise woman together. They are meeting in person at a bride's house in a northeast Brazilian city. Some can't attend physically so they join by Google Hangout, so they can share the lessons \o/\o/\o/
There was even more wonderful news! There is a missionary group that is being formed \o/ Natalia is part of RMI and she lives in São Paulo. She felt called to go to the north - a very poor Brazilian region, where there are a lot of women in all ages suffering, mainly from sexual abuses. The ladies are now studying A Wise Woman 🙂 They are planning the mission for August, bringing them medicines, hygiene items, clothes... and our books \o/ Natalia works for an airline company, so it will be easy to take all the stuff 🙂
Anniversary Month, June 24th, is the day Valentina accepted my invitation to return and was taken to be with her HH on February 5
226 days, just 7 months, 12 days for her HH to prepare her to meet Him and to sow into the lives of all of us.
None of us knows if you have just 32 weeks and 2 days from the day we answer Him and return back with a passion to do more for Him.
What Have We Done Today?
By Nixon Waterman
We shall do much in the years to come,
But what have we done today?
We shall give our gold in a princely sum,
But what did we give today?
We shall lift the heart and dry the tear,
We shall plant a hope in the place of fear,
We shall speak the words of love and cheer,
But what did we speak today?
We shall be so kind in the after while,
But have we been today?
We shall bring to each lonely life a smile,
But what have we brought today?
We shall give to truth a grander birth,
And to steadfast faith a deeper worth,
We shall feed the hungering souls of earth,
But whom have we fed today?
We shall reap such joys in the by and by,
But what have we sown today?
He shall build us mansions in the sky,
But what have we built today?
’Tis sweet in the idle dreams to bask;
But here and now, do we our task?
Yet, this is the thing our souls must ask,
What have we done today?
The Lord reminded me of Valentina on June 19, 2017, five days later, after a few email exchanges, a few that appeared to show she was uninterested in hearing from me, Valentina agreed to return.
Who has He spoken to you about? Just this second He reminded me of an email I drafted but never finished and sent. I'm off to do that now so when I ask myself, "What have I done today?" I know I've done something.
"I thank God for every remembrance of you.” ♥‿♥
“My Beloved is mine, and I am His” “For I am lovesick.” Song of Solomon 5:8, 2:16
It is because of YOU that lives are being changed and this still has not altered but has increased since our attack. Everyday marriages are crumbling and women are finding their way here to find hope, peace and most importantly, a deep, lasting and loving relationship with Him—THANKS to YOU!
If you are here reading this, "I thank God for every remembrance of you.” ♥‿♥