June 2016 Newsletter

Dear Friends & Family,

Thank you for your prayers and support. They continue to be greatly appreciated.

Denise and I have been in "go-mode" preparing for the upcoming visit of 12 members from my home church (Vineyard Church of Delaware County in Central Ohio). This will be the first time that Denise and I will be hosting a team, so we are basically figuring things out as we go. It has been a fun but hectic process. Right now we are putting the final touches on the trip, but we wanted to write a short update with some of last month’s highlights.

As most of you know, my dad came to visit Denise and me in Macapá. It was wonderful having him here! We had a lot of fun showing him around the city, introducing him to friends, and giving him a glimpse of our life here. Not only did we have fun, but it was also very helpful hearing his thoughts, sorting through some ideas together, and getting increased clarity concerning vision for our future. We both felt very loved and encouraged. My dad was also able to meet with the pastors and some of the leaders in our church.

Dad and me

Dad and Denise

Denise and me

My dad spent over a week with us in Macapá. From there the three of us, along with Pastor Felipe and his wife Uana, traveled to Brazil’s capital, Brasilia, for the Vineyard Brazil National Conference. This was an extremely important conference because Vineyard Brazil became an official National Association and our good friends Milton and Erika Lucas became Brazil’s first official National Directors. Various Vineyard leaders from around the world joined Brazil in celebrating this occasion. It was such a great atmosphere! Connecting with Vineyard people from all over Brazil and beyond was awesome. It felt like one big family.

Denise leading worship at the Brazilian National Conference

Milton and Erika being ordained

Our good friends Beto and Raquel. They were just sent out from Milton’s church to plant a new Vineyard Church. They were also missionaries in Italy at one time.

Please pray for:

  • Our time with the team coming from our home church.
  • The continued presence and movement of the Holy Spirit in Macapá.
  • Continued growth and discipleship within the church.
  • Wisdom to provide pastoral care for our growing church.

Thank you again for your prayers and support. We love hearing from you!

In His Service,

Christopher and Denise

Contribution link: https://xingu.org/opportunities/giving/meyer-ministries/


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