You want to hear the big news?!
Yeah, do ya??
-oud to announce an exciting event!
Cheap trick, I know, but I really am SUPER excited about some upcoming events!
First, October 1st will be a Huge-Blow-Out-Awesome-Fundraiser for our pastor Ricardo and his family. Here’s some background (to let you know what a great guy our pastor is and what’s up with the situation):
- Ricardo and Jeff have known each other since Jeff was 9 years old and interned with him for three months in 2003. Ricardo is like a brother to Jeff and we probably wouldn't still be in Brazil if it wasn't for their support and encouragement.
- Ricardo has been to the U.S. three times before this, but never with his wife and two kids.
- In August, Ricardo, Kattia, and the kids were denied tourist visas to visit the U.S., and were told that they don’t make enough money or have enough financial investments in Brazil (like a house) to be approved for visas.
- Ricardo is a church planting pastor who relies on financial support from the U.S. and Brazilian churches. The trip planned was to help raise more support for his family.
Since they won’t be able to make the trip this year, we would like to encourage them by gathering support so that next year when they apply for visas they will be approved. This SUPER EXCITING event will also be the ONLY Indianapolis open house for the director of our ministry, Tele Moraes, while he’s visiting the U.S. in October.
Christ Our Shepherd Church of the Brethren
857 N State Rd 135 Greenwood, IN 46142 (phone # 882-0902)
October 1 at 7PM
There will be:
- Yummy, yummy chili
- Bake sale items
- Exclusive videos and interviews of Ricardo’s family & others!
- A silent auction and other fun things for the whole family!
If you are incline to cook great chili or would like to offer other items for the silent auction call Jan Miller at 514-3899 to let her know what you would like to contribute!
The second SUPER EXCITING event will be November 17th-December 4th! Lindsay and Melody will be returning to the U.S. for a visit with family and friends. Let us know ASAP if you want to get together with the ladies for a visit!