May 2017 Newsletter

Dear Friends and Family,

Thank you for your prayers and support. They have been greatly appreciated.

This past month has been great for Denise and me – and we have an extremely exciting month coming up! I just wanted to take a moment and share a few highlights.

We just returned from a pastor’s retreat that took place in Altamira. It was a wonderful time catching up and connecting with the Vineyard pastors from northern Brazil!

On our way to Altamira on a boat. This is Pastor Felipe’s son, Davi, with me.

This is a view from the room we were in on the boat.

The Amazon from the boat.

A couple pictures from the pastor’s retreat.

Denise with some amazing women of God at the pastor’s retreat. From the left: Elba (one of Brazil’s National Leaders & pastor in Altamira), Marsha (missionary & pastor in Pacajá), Mônica (pastor in Marabá), Denise, and Deanna (missionary & pastor in Marabá).

Again, we have some huge things coming up! We have a team from Vineyard Church of Delaware County (my home church) arriving here in Macapá in less than 2 weeks. We are in full "GO MODE" trying to get all the details worked out for the team. Before we started hosting these short term teams, we really had no idea the amount of work that goes into hosting a team. Transportation, food, sleeping arrangements, fun activities, and most importantly, ministry all needs to be worked out beforehand. It is a lot of work, but it is very enjoyable work. We absolutely can’t wait for the team to arrive!

Last year’s Vineyard Church of Delaware County team.

One week after the team leaves, we will be headed to the States for our furlough! It has been 3 years since we have been back and we cannot wait. It has been so long since I’ve been able to see most of my family and friends. We are very excited to catch up with many of you!

If you would like to get together or have us visit your church or home group, please contact us through email so we can try and set that up. We would love to see as many of you as possible.

Prayer Requests:

  • Grace as we make final plans for the VCDC team and prepare for our furlough.
  • Wisdom and protection as we travel.
  • A fruitful time of refreshment, encouragement and connections during our visit to the States.

Thanks again for your prayers and support. We look forward to seeing many of you soon!

In His Service,

Christopher & Denise

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