For years, the Alpha resources sat unused on a shelf here in Maraba.
Why? Because they had never experienced or seen Alpha running, they didn't know how to get started.
A few weeks into running the first Alpha here in Maraba, the team loved it. The Brazilian pastor said it was ‘the best thing they had running’.
Two weeks later we were on a plane headed for Canada after receiving the devastating news that my Dad was dying.
But Alpha kept running, and growing. Without us.
Since then we have had two Alpha’s in the church, two youth alpha’s and an Alpha in the Street. Alpha has become part of our churches culture and it’s bringing people to Jesus.
It isn’t the only effective evangelism tool but it’s a good one. It’s the one that took me from not believing to believing, and ultimately brought me here. We’re pretty crazy about Alpha.
There are missionaries and Brazilians within the Xingu Mission who also have the materials but don't know where to start.
They would like us to help them. An Alpha kick-start if you will.
So, in the coming year it looks as though we could be traveling quite a bit. Right now, there are four bases that would like us to come for two weeks, train their team and get them started.
We are excited! We also need your help. Traveling so much will increase our monthly expenditures and we will need extra funds to make it work.
Prayerfully consider whether or not you would like to partner with us in spreading this ministry. We are training people who will train others and spread Alpha, and the message it brings throughout Northern Brazil.
We are VERY excited about this new chapter!