Brazil Project Moses 2016

My prayer is not for them alone. I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message.” John 17: 20

That was the prayer of Jesus before He went to the cross so that all people could one day receive God’s forgiveness and unconditional love. You are receiving this prayer support letter so that you can be a part of the exciting mission happening right now in southern Brazil. Rosangela Lantz, Kathy MacDougall, and Patty Owen are the three missionaries from Lutheran Church of the Cross in Hanover. They are joining a team of 14 other Americans from Faith Lutheran Church in Troy, Michigan. The theme of the mission week is “You are Precious”. The group will be sharing this message with over 2,500 elementary school children who live in poverty. Please be in prayer every day that the Holy Spirit would work through all of the activities to bring the saving love of Jesus to the children and the families. Pray for health and safe travel. Pray for patience, joy, kindness and compassion. Pray however God leads you so that this mission will help many people discover just how much God loves them!

Thanks to many people who have already donated clothing and other gifts toward this mission. If you feel led to also make a financial contribution, it would be greatly appreciated. You can do so by making a check payable to “Lutheran Church of the Cross” attention: Project Moses, 77 Rockland St., Hanover, MA 02339

Thank you very much! God’s richest blessings to you in Christ! Pastor Paul Lantz


 

SCHEDULE OF MAIN ACTIVITIES

4/9 – Saturday

 

- USA team arrival in Porto Alegre, Brazil

- Unpacking and meeting with Brazilian hosts

- Practicing the play and songs

 

4/10 – Sunday

 

-Worship service in the school yard of São Mateus school

-Singing in Portuguese at worship

- Tour of Porto Alegre and mission locations

-Team devotions

- Final preparations for the school week

 

 

 

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.” Philippians 4: 6

 

 

 

4/11 – Monday – Martinho Lutero School

 

MORNING

8:00 - Large group presentation (soccer field)

9:00 - Small group presentation (at Chapel)

9:30 - Start the snack distribution (Hot Dogs)

10:30 - Confirmation Class (soccer field)

11:10 - Teacher Appreciation program (at Chapel)

12:00 - Lunch

 

AFTERNOON

1:45 - Large group presentation (soccer field)

2:30 - Small group presentation (at Chapel)

3:30 - Ray of Light program – food distribution

4:15 - Teachers Appreciation program (at Chapel)

5:00 - End of the day activities

- American dinner (with Apple Pie)

 

 

4/12 – Tuesday – Santa Cruz School

 

MORNING

8:00 - Large group presentation

9:00 - Small group presentation (at Chapel)

9:30 - Start the snack distribution (Hot Dog)

- Free time with the kids in the yard

12:00 - Lunch

 

AFTERNOON

1:30 - Large group presentation

2:30 - Small group presentation

3:00 - Snack distribution

- Free time

5:00 - Devotion time

 

 

4/13 – Wednesday

 

MORNING

7:45 - Teachers Appreciation (Santa Cruz School)

 

*Ray of Light program is a monthly program that provides food and spiritual care for the poorest families that have children attending the three schools.

 

8:30 - Ray of Light program – 1st group (São Mateus School)

9:30 - Ray of Light program – 2nd group (São Mateus School)

- Visit Ray of Light families in the “favelas” (slum area)

10:30 - Ray of Light program – 3rd group (São Mateus School)

11:00 - Teachers Appreciation (São Mateus School)

12:00 - Lunch time

 

AFTERNOON

1:10 - Teachers Appreciation (Santa Cruz School)

2:00 - Ray of Light program (Santa Cruz School)

4:00 - Teachers Appreciation (São Mateus School)

5:00 - End of the day activities

 

 

 

The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.” James 5: 16

 

 

 

4/14 – Thursday – São Mateus School

 

MORNING

8:00 - Large group presentation

9:00 - Small group presentation

9:30 - Start the snack distribution (Hot Dog)

- Free time with the kids in the schoolyard

12:00 - Lunch

 

AFTERNOON

1:30 - Large group presentation

2:30 - Small group presentation

3:00 - Start the snack distribution (Hot Dog)

- Free time with the kids in the yard

5:00 - Closing activities

 

 

4/15 – Friday – São Mateus School

 

9:30 - Community Health Fair

1:00 - End of Community Health Fair

1:30 - Lunch time

3:00 - Confirmation Class

4:00 - Closing activities

-Dinner at Home (Arno’s Brazilian Barbecue)

 

 

4/16 – Saturday

 

- Orphanage in Moreira

- Stop in Gramado for shopping

- Dinner at home

 

 

4/17 – Sunday

 

- Closing worship service at Borkert home

- Meeting to prepare for future Brazil missions in 2017

-Return flight to USA for Michigan team

 

 

4/18 - Monday

 

- Devotion at home

- Return flight to USA for Massachusetts team

 

 

 

 

And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight…”

Philippians 1: 9

 

 

 

We always thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, when we pray for you…”

Colossians 1: 3