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Prayer Letter February 2017

Londrina, 6th February 2017
 
"To the Lord our God, we will serve and obey his voice. "Joshua 24:24
 
Dear friends and ministry partners,

I hope all are well, enjoying the grace and peace of the Lord Jesus. If we could define in a word the feeling that is hanging in our hearts would be to obey. Our desire is to obey the voice of God, and to fulfill what Jesus has dreamed and planned for our lives. The year 2016 was the first year we lived fully in the ministry, and we praise the Lord so far He has helped us, he is empowering us, he is giving us new challenges every day and he is allowing us to live new processes and adaptations. Every change of city, of plans, of dates, we can see the hand of God leading us.

We are immensely grateful to our church, 1st IPI of Marília that welcomed us during 2016 and we were able to live intensely and directly the love, affection and respect of each brother.

 

Our heart's desire is to live in Africa, to form a family, and to demonstrate the love of Jesus through our lives to people who do not yet know him. Our desire hasn`t changed it, but we understand that the Lord wants to empower us a little more.

 

We are living currently in Londrina serving the Lord at AIM Office, and God has used us as bridge in this moment to help guide and bless other short or long term missionaries who have taken Jesus' love to the African continent. We started our activities at AIM Office in the second week of January and we have already completed one month living in Londrina. The Lord has given us grace to walk and dealing with the demands and responsibilities. In this first moment, we have already had the privilege of accompanying and guiding a candidate in the process of leaving for Kenya as a short-term missionary now in mid-February. The demands and weekly contacts with the international offices and structure of AIM have also added for our advancement in English.
 
Last Sunday in January we had the privilege of sharing the word of God and the new moment our ministry at the IPI of Galia-SP. It was a joy to review our beloved brethren and witness the wonders of the kingdom of God.
 
We pray to the Lord that He will take us where He wishes this year and that we may awaken new people to fulfill the order of Jesus, whether through prayer, contribution or go to the nations to serve as a missionary. Write us, it will be a pleasure to know your church.
 
We are grateful your, our partners, who have identified and recognized the love of Jesus through our lives. May our God surprise you with grace and peace coming directly from His throne.

Prayer Requests:
 

  • Adaptation with town and office

  • Wisdom in the conduct of our journey

  • English improvement 

  • Strategies to fulfill God's will

  • For the awakening of new partners

 
With love,
 
In Christ,
 
Vinicius and Bruna
Ramos Silva Family
 

Prayer Letter October 2016

 

Marilia, 13th October 2016

 

"Jesus said to her, “Believe me, woman, the time will come when people will not worship the Father either on this mountain or in Jerusalem. You Samaritans do not really know whom you worship; but we Jews know whom we worship, because it is from the Jews that salvation comes. But the time is coming and is already here, when by the power of God's Spirit people will worship the Father as he really is, offering him the true worship that he wants. God is Spirit, and only by the power of his Spirit can people worship him as he really is. John 4: 21-24"

 

Dear friends and brothers,

 

We hope everyone is well, knowing that the Lord is good and His love endures forever. He is our savior, but it is also the Lord of our lives, worthy of all honor and glory. "Because of Him, through Him and to Him are all things."

 

Today the Lord still looking for those who worship him in spirit and in truth, people that recognize Christ in his ways, and let him straighten his ways, and offer day-to-day your lifes to the testimony of His unconditional love. As in Psalm 96 "Sing unto the Lord, bless his name; shew forth his salvation from day to day. Declare his glory among the heathen, his wonders among all people."

While Christ the light of the world is not being worshiped among all peoples, the church's mission continues, to know God, worship him and make him known. For we are "a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light; I Peter 2:9"

 

During the last month we had the privilege of preaching the word of the Lord and speak of His plan for the Mwani people in IPI church Agudos - SP. It was a very precious time where we were warmly welcomed by the brothers. We also had the honor of being together with our pastor Jean ministering and presenting our missionary project towards Mozambique in IPI church Tupa - SP. We are immensely grateful to God for all affection, support and reception of the beloved church. It is gratifying to see how the Lord is moving his church to heed the clamor of nations and participating in the advancement of the gospel to unreached peoples.

 

This last period we also had the privilege to participate in a visit to House Foundation sponsored by our church in partnership with a Venezuelan missionaries team who were serving the town of Marilia for a few days. It was quite striking experience and satisfying. Share the message of faith, hope and transformation in Jesus and have time with the boys talking more individually demonstrating the love of Christ was very good. Our perception was that most of the young people were attentive to messages, and some boys were well opened to the gospel. For all people are targets of God's love.

 

We remain engaged in the preparation process and mobilization of partnerships to reach the monthly support level required for outgoing. We praise God because through the last visits to church in Agudos - SP and church in Tupa - SP, new brothers expressed their wish to become monthly partners contributing to our ministry. The dreams and purpose are His, we follow trusting Him, in His sovereignty waiting for the moment that he will allow our departure.

 

The wait time is not easy, because our desire was already have gone to Africa, but time belongs Lord of glory, and everything is in His hands. We have understood and we have realized action of the Lord within us. He is filling us and He is treating our lifes to the point of all our anxieties and our expectations being delivered to its feet of Jesus. At the foot of the cross is the place where we should be fully surrendered and submissive to His good and perfect will.

 

This month Bruna has gone through a period of medical appointments and tests for the monitoring of their thyroid. We ask you to continue in prayer to that God bless this process.

 

We are very thankful for your involvement in prayer, mobilizing and fidelity to the Lord contributing financially in our ministry. Their support has been instrumental in this process of preparation that we are engaged in mobilizing partnerships to reach the necessary level of support and so we can embark to Africa.

 

The support and care of the Lord continue about his life and family. "But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:19"

Prayer Requests:

  • Our health

  • The studies of English

  • New partnerships

  • Closing our monthly support

Thank you for all support and prayers!


Blessings,

Vinicius and Bruna

Ramos Silva Family

Prayer Letter August-September 2016

Marilia, August 31th, 2016

 

"I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, {which is} your reasonable service.And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what {is} that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God." Romanos 12:1,2

 

Dear friends and brothers,

 

We hope everyone is well, discovering and experiencing day-to-day good and perfect and acceptable will of God. The same love and compassion that Christ had and has to show us the way to salvation, should be what moves our hearts as Christians, representatives and ambassadors of God's kingdom. One day the love and mercy of God reached us, his love constrained us, our sins He has forgiven, and today we are called to present ourselves as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God, offering our lives, our property, our resources, everything we have and what we are to make Christ known among all peoples.

 

It has not been possible to our departure which was scheduled for the month of August, but we are countdown to going Africa. Aligned with AIM and the missionary board of our church, our outgoing was adjusted with forecast for October 2016. During this time until October we continue to firm in the study of English and mobilization work presenting our missionary project to churches, pastors, friends, brothers, seeking new partnerships in prayer and financial contribution to the ministry. The monthly support percentage required to outgoing it has been our biggest challenge at the moment , and factor prerogative to buy air tickets and so we can embark for our cross-cultural missionary journey. According to the latest quotations of the dollar and the monthly support percentage we have already achieved, if 100 new people or churches join us as partners contributing monthly with R $ 50 reais or $ 15 dollars, we arrived at the outgoing required percentage to following Africa.
 

We are very grateful to have him as our partner. Thanks so much involvement, concern, prayers, mobilization, and your fidelity to the Lord financially contributing to our ministry. Their support has been instrumental in this project which is not only ours, but above all the Lord of the harvest.
 

During the month of August we were making some visits with our Pastor to present our missionary project to churches and pastors. It was a very special time sharing about our lives, short-term missionary experience, the call, the ministry that we will exercise between Mwani people, and the need for partnerships for the development of it.  We thank God for the great reception and the feedback we've had. We already have had some returns and in September we are going to present our project to some churches. We count on your prayers and hope in God that these meetings may arise new partnerships.
 

For our joy and testimony of God's sovereignty, the last month new partners have joined us both in prayer and for contribution. It is gratifying to see like Lord is awakening people and churches to the gospel of Christ reach the unreached peoples. The Lord continues to act in history, and He will continue awakening and raising his church until all people to worship him.
 

In addition to the mobilization work, the work in our church, visiting the churches and continued study of English, in August we were well involved in the process of completion of Perspective course, with readings, completion and submission of the questionnaires. It was a amazing time of studies. We had time to review and we deepen more the biblical perspectives, historical, cultural and strategic mission of world evangelization and purpose of God.
 

That the provision and care of God be always on his life and his family. "The LORD bless thee, and keep thee: The LORD make his face shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee: The LORD lift up his countenance upon thee, and give thee peace."

 

Prayer Requests:

 

  •  Our health

  •  The studies of English

  •  Upcoming visits churches

  •  Partner mobilization period

  •  Closing our monthly support

  •  Preparations for our departure to the field

 

Please contact us, will be a pleasure!
 
Thank you for all the support and prayers!

In the love of Christ,

Vinicius and Bruna
Ramos Silva Family

Prayer Letter July 2016

Marilia, July 13th, 2016

The LORD is my light and my salvation — whom shall I fear? ¶ The LORD is the stronghold of my life — ¶ of whom shall I be afraid? "Psalm 27:1

Dear friends and brothers,
     
We hope everyone is well daily thankful for Christ, because the light of the world has shone showing us the way to salvation. Jesus is the way, the truth and the life, no one comes to the Father and is reconciled if not for Him. Until Christ returns and to take the believers for eternity with the Father, the church remains the lamp that God wants to use for all people to find the way, the truth, and the life in Jesus. May the Lord find in us an increasingly open heart, a life dedicated to Him, giving Him glory with everything we have and are and making Christ known among the nations.

At the end of June, we made a missionary breakfast of mobilization to our ministry. It was a very special time where some people had the opportunity to get involved and learn more about our history, short-term missionary experience, the call to serve the African continent, the preparation time, the context of the field where we going to work, the challenges for outgoing, and partnerships needed to develop this ministry between Mwani people. We are grateful to God for the presence, participation and support of AIM leadership in Brazil through Matioli Family, which gladdened our hearts.

Today we are in countdown to our departure to Africa. With outgoing forecast for the next month, our trust remains in God and His sovereignty. On the circumstances and challenges, we believe that the Lord of the harvest is awakening hearts to embrace the cause of the Master in the commitment to invest your resources so that salvation may reach to Mwani people, and so to form a people among them who will worship Jesus and recognize him as the only sufficient Lord and savior.

We are walking by faith on God's order to march towards the sea, as happened with Moses and all the people of Israel in Egypt. They saw the open sea and they went through on dry land. The miracle comes from God, we should just follow confident and in obedience to His voice.

In this time of preparation, we have updated also the documentation and passport, battery of medical tests to check the health, putting vaccines in day, meetings via skype with our future area leaders in Mozambique, checking the needs in work field and for future home, and emotionally prepare for the various changes that are to come.

We count on your prayers and support in the dissemination of our ministry towards Africa so that this July month new prayer partners and monthly contribution will join us. By God's grace in recent months new partners joined us and we reached around 50% of the monthly support required, with only the remaining 50%. Currently there is a possibility that reaching 85% of the monthly support, our outgoing can already be scheduled towards South Africa to English improvement between next months until december 2016 before we come to Mozambique. As the last quotation of the dollar and the monthly support percentage that we have reached today, if 100 new people join us as partners contributing monthly with R$ 55 reais or $ 17 dollars, we can already proceed to Africa.

We need to focus all our forces together so that the glory of God comes upon the Mwani people. If you who have accompanied us and has felt God touch your heart to become one of our prayer partners, please, inform us that cadastraremos in our intercessors list. Prayer is the foundation of missionary work and as we are entering a difficult region and with so many challenges, for us have prayer partners will be critical to the success of our ministry.

We want to express our joy and gratitude to God for his life and for the support you have given to our ministry. It is good to know that God does not leave us alone, that we are a team of many people with the wish that unreached people can hear the good news of salvation, and God has used your life to be in prayer, mobilizing, and even contribution to expand the kingdom of God.

Prayer Requests:

  •     Family

  •     Our health

  •     Studies of English

  •     Our team

  •     For our leadership

  •     Closing monthly support

  •     Preparations for our departure to the field


Please contact us, will be a pleasure!
 
Thank you for all the support and prayers!

In the love of Christ,

Vinicius and Bruna
Ramos Silva Family
 

Prayer Letter May-June 2016

Marilia, June 6th, 2016

"God have mercy on us and bless us, and shine make his face on us to that known on earth your way, and among all nations thy salvation.." Psalms 67: 1-2

Dear friends and brothers,

We hope everyone is well under the daily care of our God. The above verses reveal how Israel in his moments of lucidity and clarity about the purpose of its existence, can understand your role is to glorify God and to witness to all the people of His glory.

Since the fall, and the sin of Adam and Eve, God has spoken to men and interfering in history revealing His desire to reconcile to himself all things, including man. When God chooses Abraham and says that through him bless all the peoples of the earth, His love is shown revealing that he does not give up humanity. In Jesus the greatest expression of all the love of God, reconciliation becomes real for all people who believe in His name and sacrifice. And so Christ sends his disciples and establishing the church to announce to the world the good news of salvation.

For us it is an honor and a privilege to become partakers of God's action on the ground, being witnesses of love and the redeeming grace of Christ. We keep to be love of the witnesses of Jesus wherever He leads us. And as the apostle Paul says, "Woe to me if I preach not the gospel."

At the end of May we had the privilege to participate in the course Perspectives on the World Christian Movement in the Valley of Blessing Mission in Antioch as part of missiological training. It was a very special time in our lives for personal edification and ministerial training. As Christians understand the purpose of their existence and their role in the body of Christ is fundamental to the success of missionary activity. We were born to give glory to the Creator and make it known among the nations.

Our journey preparations towards Africa continues, the time not to, and increasingly we approach the time scheduled for our departure. To human eyes the challenge is large so quickly close the monthly support, but we believe in a sovereign God who makes the impossible happen in His time. We count on your prayers and support in the dissemination of our ministry towards Mwani people. If God has awakened to start investing in financial way in missionary work do not hesitate, He is giving you the opportunity and the privilege to participate in a movement to unreached peoples as Mwani people have the opportunity to be reconciled in Christ and recognize as the only Lord and savior enough. As the last quotation of the dollar, the remaining percentage to completion and closing of our support is at around 50% of the total.

We are grateful to God for overcoming experiences in relation to the study of English. Our English teacher has been a blessing and helped us a lot in this learning process, break locks and difficulty in speaking. Something amazing has happened and also gladdened our hearts, it is that during the class dynamics and the issues that come to work the language, we have felt thirsty teacher and impacted with the love of Jesus. See the action of God through our relationships is something wonderful and rewarding.

Heartily thank each of you who has supported and invested in our ministry, and also every intercessor that in a very special way have been crying out to God for our lives. Our heart rejoices in God to have them as friends and ministry partners. "For God is not unrighteous to forget your work and labor of love for you showed toward his name, as ministered to the saints; and do minister. "Hebrews 6:10

Prayer Requests:

  • Family

  • Our health

  • Studies of English

  • New maintainers and intercessors

  • Closing our support

  • God opens the way for our exit


Please contact us, be happy!

Thank you for all the support and prayers!

Hugs!

Vinicius and Bruna

Prayer Letter April 2016

Marilia, April 25th, 2016

"Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. "Ephesians 6:10

Dear friends and brothers,

We hope everyone is well and was the strength of the Lord that is poured out upon us through the Holy Spirit, we in this God. There are many fights and battles we face during our walk of faith as Christians. We are like pilgrims towards our country "heavenly" pre-destined to live eternity next to Him who created us and formed to the praise of His glory.

A song that enjoyed states that in the midst of trials are improved, receive strength, we grow in faith and trust that the great God who is with us works in us and through us. The song says, "Every time my faith is proven, you me of the chance to grow a little more; The mountains and valleys, deserts and seas, cross lead me closer to you; My trials are not larger than my God and will not prevent me from walking; Before me does not open the sea, God will make me walk on the water; Breaking faith in my life will put of thy power; Breaking in faith boldly will move in the supernatural; I will fight and win, I will plant and harvest, every day I live in breaking faith. "

Jesus did not say to him not would pass through trials, but said to be of good cheer because He lived here when in human form won. It can go through any situation, He strengthens us. Because it receives the strength of the Lord as you follow fulfilling His will.

Desiring to soon depart and be able to share the greatness of our Lord to Mwani people, we move forward in our journey preparations breaking in faith every day, believing in the sovereignty of God and certain that the Lord Jesus has awakened and raised His Church fulfill the great commission to preach the gospel and make disciples of all nations. We pray that the Holy Spirit continue awakening and mobilizing people in addition to believing in our lives and ministry, believe that the redemptive work of Christ was both for our salvation and the Mwani people. For to God the value of a soul exceeds all the riches of this world, it was paid for with the precious blood of Jesus.

According to the established schedule, the challenge is that our output is in August 2016. As the last quotation of the dollar, the remaining percentage to completion and closing of our support is at around 60% of the total. For instance, it would be around 100 people monthly offering R $ 65.00 reais or about $ 20.00 US dollars in our ministry.

We know that the Lord is the provider of all needs, and the same way that He has called us, He has raised people to be our partners in this journey. The closure of support is one of our biggest challenges right now. If you feel in your heart to become our partner in prayer and financially please contact us.

We thank God for the experiences we have had during this time in Marilia. We have discovered new talents and gifts dealing with the children's ministry. This experience in a ministry with children has been very positive, and we believe it will be very useful in our missionary journey. We have refound us like family and discovering new ways of doing the Lord's name glorified.

Next month we will take a crash course Perspectives on the World Christian Movement as part of missiological training. Entreat that the Lord will continue to give us grace, wisdom, understanding both this course, as the other studies that follow as mentoring mission and English.

Thank you for walking with us believing, praying and investing in our ministry. "My God, according to his riches shall supply all your needs in glory by Christ Jesus." Philippians 4:19

Prayer Requests:
 

  •     Family

  •     Studies of English

  •     physical and emotional health

  •     New maintainers and intercessors

  •     Closing our support


Please contact us, be happy!

Thank you for all the support and prayers!

Big hug!

Vinicius and Bruna

Prayer Letter March 2016

Marilia, March 14th, 2016

"After this I looked, and behold, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations and tribes and peoples and tongues, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in your hands; And they cried with a loud voice, saying, Salvation to our God which sitteth upon the throne and to the Lamb "Revelation 7: 9-10


Dear friends and brothers,

We hope that everyone is enjoying the good grace and peace that only Christ can give. The above verse says that people of all nations and ethnic groups recognize that Christ is the savior, means by which God has chosen for the forgiveness of sins and eternal life. This is our wish and should be the desire of the Church of Christ, work, invest and provide ways for the good news of salvation to reach all nations.

We are already grateful to God for start this year is "decisive" full-time ministry. Faced with so many challenges and the time not to, has been uplifting and refreshing already making new contacts to publicize the ministry, receive support from brothers here in Marilia in mobilizing a gathering of friends to invest in our lives, able to support the Church in this period that we are still in Brazil working in the children's ministry, have time to take care of the family, and then more free to focus on studies and mentoring mission.

In January share that some changes have occurred regarding our departure schedule. As part of these changes, we have a novelty now that was our change of team and playing field. At the end of 2015 MIAF challenged us consider prayer to be part of a new team to work in the north of Mozambique with Church Planting between Mwani people in the city of Pemba. In January it has been forwarded our application forms on this team for the region coordinator MIAF in Mozambique is evaluated and it is adopted. From the moment we were challenges, we enter into prayer at the MIAF directory Brazil that the Lord directs the whole process and accomplish His sovereign will for our lives. By God's grace, in February we received the news that we have been approved and now being part of Pemba team.

The Mwani people live in the coastal region of northern Mozambique, and life is connected to the ocean. Influenced by Arab traders, culture is defined by fishing. It is a people considered not achieved because less than 2% of the population know Christ. They have an awareness of God (Mwenyezimungu) and are very aware of the supernatural world, believe in spirits and magic, and demons fear. Although I$1am|c in name, their worldview is strongly influenced by animistic world of the ancestors and the use of mediums such as wizards.

The Mwani value peace and harmony. They value relationships and family ties and respect for the elderly. Afraid to die and not get a proper funeral. Polygamy is common in this matrilineal society. Divorce is common and many women marry several times, so the family units are difficult to discern. Children go to Madrassa schools and although memorize and recite the Qur'an, they do not understand its meaning. Most Mwani are illiterate in Kimwani language and only speak a little Portuguese.

With all these changes our departure schedule had some challenging adjustments, however nothing impossible for our God. MIAF continues to work our schedule so that we can our output at the beginning of the 2nd half of 2016 with a passage through South Africa to the English of improvement. From February 2017 along with the rest of the team mission will study five months in All Nations in Cape Town doing a deployment course churches for unreached peoples. Following after for a few weeks in Kenya participating in the ABO (School of immersion in the culture), and then after being directed to our field in Pemba, Mozambique.

As the course at All Nations is entirely in English, MIAF have considered the importance of having this English improvement time in South Africa. Entreat that the Lord will enable us while we are in Brazil in the process of studies, that new contacts and doors are open to disclosure of our project from the churches, and the monthly support is supplied at the right time for our departure.

Thank you for walking with us believing and investing in our ministry. "For God is not unrighteous to forget your work and labor of love for you showed toward his name, as ministered to the saints; and even servile. " Hebrews 6:10

Prayer Requests:

  • Studies

  • Family

  • Physical and emotional health

  • Provision

  • New maintainers and intercessors



Please contact us, be happy!
 
Thank you for all the support and prayers!

Big hug!

Vinicius and Bruna
Ramos Silva Family

Prayer Letter February 2016

Marilia, February 15th, 2016

"For from ancient times have not heard, nor perceived by the ear, no eye has seen a God besides you, who works for those who wait for him." Isaiah 64: 4


Dear friends and brothers,

We thank God for all the care and work in our lives. As we have seen Him act in us and through the people around us. The Lord is the same yesterday, today and forever, Emmanuel, God with us this every day until the end of time. In His sovereignty see what we have no idea and works in our favor, demonstrating that it is a zealous Father.

During this process of change from Rio de Janeiro to Marilia, in addition to hard work in the preparations, we had a surprise, Vinicius had to operate in a hurry to take a kidney calculus was already the ureter channel. God was so good knowing that this would be that send friends and family to help us now and in the final preparations for the change. In His sovereignty also allowed this fact occurs to a few days prior to termination of employment and may use the health plan to cover the surgery. Thank God the surgery was successful, Vinicius is doing well and has returned to normal life. We thank God for all the friends, brothers, ministry partners, and family members who have accompanied this process and were in prayer.

We could also contemplate the Lord's hand in the new residence and transportation of our furniture, which through a sister found a truck that makes transport Marilia to Rio and back with empty truck. This made a fair price and within our conditions.

We are in the process of adapting to the new pace of life, new home, partnership in church activities, relationships with family, studies, our activities and meeting agendas for missionary mobilization of our ministry that already starts next Sunday. Our first week was hard work in organizing the home. Wow how change takes a job! But thank God already everything in order and we can proceed with ease in the activities and ministerial arrangements.

We had the opportunity during these early days to follow and take an aunt in visiting a cousin that this hospital undergoing a delicate situation. As impressive and at the same time rewarding to develop this ministry of personal care and service. It was a very special time to embrace, listen, bring a word of hope, pray and testify of God's love, and show love for "our neighbors".

We are grateful for this time that the Lord is giving us passing in Marilia, as well as be able to devote more to the ministry and preparations allow quality time with the family in their care, and also of communion and service to the church, enabling growth and strengthening ministerial.

May the Lord continue looking after and caring for his life, revealing that Jesus' love is all we need to live, and that this love should reach to the ends of the earth, to all peoples, ethnic groups and nations.

Prayer Requests:

 

  • Studies

  • Family

  • Physical and emotional health

  • Adapting to the new pace of life

  • Provision

  • New maintainers and intercessors


Please contact us, be happy!

Thank you for all the support and prayers!

Hugs!

Vinicius and Bruna
Ramos Silva Family

Prayer Letter January 2016

Rio de Janeiro, January 15th, 2016.

"I will say of the Lord. He is my God, my refuge and my fortress, and I will trust" Psalms 91: 2

Dear friends and brothers,

We thank God for his life and the provision that God has placed in your heart to walk with us toward the unreached peoples of the African continent. May God continue rewarding and using his life to the praise of His glory.

The year 2015 was very challenging and many lessons learned from God, especially regarding trust and dependence on Him in the supply of our every need. Truly the Lord has been our shepherd and nothing has been lacking, is the daily bread, clothing, His love, comfort, instruction, care, guidance. How nice to be on the care of our Father and learn in their daily school life.

Some testimonials can give you of how God has built our lives, and I think the right time will come. But we want through this first contact thank you who walked with us during the year 2015 as a partner and intercessor, and has followed our trajectory and preparations towards Africa. "And my God, according to his riches shall supply all your needs in glory by Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:19"

Some changes have occurred in our ministry, and new challenges have emerged. One is that our departure schedule was postponed. The MIAF has worked our schedule so that we can our output at the beginning of the 2nd half of 2016 with a passage through South Africa to the English of improvement. Following after for a few weeks in Kenya participating in the ABO (School of immersion in the culture), and then being directed to our field in Mozambique. Pray that the Lord directs every step that we will take going forward.

As our livelihood had not yet been closed, we could not leave in January 2016, which would be rescheduled. The last quote we received related to the amount we need to raise our livelihood is in the house of U $ 3,000.00 monthly. By December 2015 we reached 30% of our livelihood. We believe that God is in control and that at the appropriate time during the year 2016 the remaining 70% will be achieved for His glory because He is the Lord of the harvest.

For the year 2016 then it is to shut our mentoring mission and prerequisites, add more intercessors and more partners to close the monthly support amount.

Thank God we had good news in December 2015 where new partners joined us to support our ministry. These partnerships that much gladdened our hearts as a sign of God for new steps in 2016.

Also for early 2016 already we consider stay full-time only focused on ministry and preparations. Our pastor in Marilia (1st Independent Presbyterian Marilia) agreed and gave the green light we need to be closer and walking along the church, which is also the region where the pastor and church has more contacts to enlarge the possibility and link with new partners, and to monitor more closely and guide us on this journey. This implies our way out of Rio de Janeiro and change to Marilia. This decision makes us take a step of faith in complete confidence and dependence upon the Lord, and also the support and loyalty of our partners.

We're changing phase, solving the rental of the villa issues in Marília-SP, my shutdown of the company where I am currently working here in Rio, moving truck, etc. Our move is scheduled for the first week of February 2016.

We count on your prayers and support in this step that we take.

Thank you very much for being with us and for your prayers.

We wish you all a prosperous year 2016!

If you want to contact us, will be a pleasure!

Big hug,

Vinicius and Bruna
Ramos Silva Family

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