Here is a note from our team leader, Steve Moore, about how you can pray for this trip…
“What a wonderful time to pray for you all there and our team that is coming your way in 17 days! I have rarely seen the number of personal attacks on our missionaries there and team members here before coming. It must mean the Lord has something that He wants us to be involved in here and there. Three of our families on our team are selling homes at this time and moving close or far in their respective countries and the Milams are getting ready to leave Portugal for a time in their country. Pastor Max and Dalimar are under attack there. They have seen tremendous results as of late as well as the Milams are seeing some incredible God things there too! We rejoice in all your hard won victories. Now I am continuing to ask each of us for prayer warriors to lift us all up in the coming days.”
For more information on this mission trip, please, contact Steve Moore at firstname.lastname@example.org.
WHAT: We are going to work with our IMB Missionaries on the Northwest seaboard of Portugal. Andy & Michelle Milam work with the churches of this entire region, but we will be in the only growing church for 100 miles on the coast up to the Spanish boarder. This entire region has less than 2% evangelical Christians. We are partnering with them and the pastor Jorge Max da Silva
WHERE: The city of Viana do Castelo is only 45 minutes from the international airport of Porto. It is a very old fishing village/city port on the Atlantic Ocean. The city has a population of 36,000 and the region has 88,000 and a university. There is a small Baptist Church there with about 40 people. We may, also, visit Ponte de Lima to try to establish a new work.
WHEN: We will leave the US in May 12. We will have opportunities to expand our vision, prayer walk, encourage believers, and do street evangelism. We will be a forerunner team for others who will follow us there from our church.
COSTS: The total cost is $2750 for round trip airfare, lodging (double occupancy), ground transportation, and all meals in country. Any souvenirs and tourism extras are optional and your expense. Also you are responsible for meals in airports while traveling. We will return $150 of your funds in Euros for you to use as you wish. This is included in your total cost.
WHO: We need committed Christian disciples who have a heart for the Lord and desire to share their faith and work side by side with local believers there. You should be in good physical health and be able to walk 2-3 miles per day if necessary. Everyone should be up to date on your tetanus shot.