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SAMS-USA Ministry Focusing on
Children at Risk
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SAMS-USA missionaries are sent to offer their gifts in this area, partnering with Anglican/Episcopal churches to grow the Kingdom of God. We hope you will be encouraged or inspired by these stories from the field. We also encourage you to consider becoming a sender in this ministry area.
This letter features two testimonies, one from our Brazilian friend Valdomiro Santos, and a personal confession from Ron.
Dear Pastor Ron and Debby and your financial & prayer partners, I want to highlight the importance of Pastor Ron and Debby in our lives. From the moment we first met this couple, their willingness and joy of serving the Lord Jesus in another nation inspired us.
First, I speak of my relationship with Rev. Ronald, when I learned that I was going to be discipled by Pastor Ron, I thought, “How will it be?” I do not speak English and he is learning Portuguese and still had difficulty, I faced the challenge with great joy and today we do not need Google translator anymore, today the Portuguese spoken by Pastor Ron is excellent and this man of God has been fundamental in my life.
I will make some reports:
This is the Third story in our Celebrating 10-Years of Ministry in Brazil. It is often said that when we look back into our past history, even back to the beginning in the Old Testament of the Bible we can better see with confidence why it is so important to trust God enthusiastically with our future. I agree and that’s why we are writing this series. The featured photo shows us with two very special Brazilian families who have helped us discover the Best Return on Investment.
This is the second story in our 10-Year Celebration series of our missionary activities in Brazil. The featured photo is of then Pastor, now Diocesan Bishop, Marcio Meira and his wife, now a Pastor, Linda receiving Plarn Rugs for the families of their Compassion Ministry in Cabedelo, Paraiba, Brazil. These large colorful plarn rugs were stuffed into our suitcases and brought to Brazil. The plarn rugs were distributed to various churches and used as floor coverings in classrooms for children’s story time during Christian Education classes, and in individual homes in neighborhoods where churches had outreach ministries. Many of these homes had a combination of dirt and rough concrete floors.
This is the first in a series of stories from the mission field in Brazil in celebration of our 10-year Anniversary. Debby McKeon takes on the challenge of presenting the Gospel of Jesus Christ to children by crossing cultural and language barriers during our first few mission trips to Brazil as SAMS Associate Missionaries. Training Christian Sunday School teachers was the first priority. As one seminar participant said, “I was delightfully amazed how the story I told with simply made manipulatives held captive the hearts and the imaginations of the children for the Gospel of Jesus Christ.”
This summer marks our 10th anniversary of saying, “Yes Lord, send me” and the beginning of our relationship with the people in Brazil as SAMS missionaries. Read more in our July 2018 Newsletter.
As the sun rose to welcome a new day on September 28th 2017, young E. arose from his bed and began his daily routine. He heard the sound of the roosters in the background as a cool breeze wafted through the window and over his face.
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