“Because the Lord has anointed me to preach good news ...so they will be called oaks of  righteousness.” Isaiah 61:1,3 

MISSION CONNECTION is an exchange program in missions in which MDN surveys, offers and mediates opportunities for missions between partner churches - hosting missionaries or participating in mission trips (local, regional, national and abroad).

Participating in a mission trip or hosting missionaries is a remarkable experience. Do not miss this opportunity. If your church wants to receive a missionary group or engage in a mission trip, contact us: mdn@network-md.org

MISSION CONNECTION - September 2010 - Evergreen Baptist Church (Tulsa - Oklahoma - USA) and The Living God Altar Church (Mundo Novo- Mato Grosso do Sul - Brazil)
Pastor Emilio Lartigue, Missional Pastor of Evergreen and leader of the team, gives us his comments about the trip"Mario and Renata, it was great renew our fellowship in my recent visit. The trip was a success in every way. I know that this is only the first of many such trips for myself and Evergreen teams. It’s exciting to see how the Lord is using you both and the vision you have for the ministry God has given them. Thank you for leading us to Mundo Novo to work with the church there. The life connections with all of the church binds us together and I look forward to all God has in mind in our partnership together. I see God doing great things for His glory in the coming days."

Other members of the Oklahoma team also commented on the trip. For each, it was the first visit to Brazil.  Married couple Robert and April Mosley had this to say: "Our recent time in Brazil with the Gomes was amazing.  We were so inspired by their passion for discipleship and dedication to the people.  God is on the move in Brazil and we are excited to have played a part in it!"

Kevin Francis,  another member of the crew, affirms:

"It was such a wonderful blessing to take the message of Jesus to the people we met on the trip. We talked to all ages, children to older adults...church, schools, jail, and private homes. Everywhere we went, the people were open to the story of how Jesus loves them! I am excited for those who accepted Jesus in their heart and continue to pray daily for them. I am very much looking forward to returning soon to Brazil!"

Debbie Hale, who also took part in the trip, says: " When I look back on the mission trip to Brazil, I am amazed how God worked through our team.  The trip to Brazil changed me; God opened my eyes to ways I can be used for the kingdom when I am obedient to Him.  I never dreamed that God would open the door for me to share my testimony with other women just like me - women who are wives, mothers, nurses.  It was a privilege to speak to the patients and health care workers in Brazil.  Through God, I experienced a real sense of connection with the people I met in Brazil and I forever be changed because of this experience."

Pr. Almir R. da Costa, senior pastor of The Living God Altar Church, also gives us his comments about the stay of the team: “ It was so great for The Living God Altar Church to host the North-American missionary team. They had really thought about our kids.  They brought specific messages for them as well as gifts for our children’s ministry.”

He adds:  “As soon as they got here, they met with the local officials and promoted a lunch with them.  There they talked about their lives’ experiences with Christ and shared the gospel. Also, it was so important for the elderly of our city to be able to receive lectures, orientation, and to receive the gospel message as well.  Even more, the testimonies the team gave at schools absolutely made a mark on the lives of many students in our town.  When the team left the city, we missed them.  For all this and much more, we thank God and the ministry MDN led by Pastor Mario and Renata, who intermediated the Americans’ mission trip to Mundo Novo. May God continue to bless them.”   





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