Dear Friends & Family, July/August 2017
I just returned from Brazil, my fourth trip of the year. We had the opportunity to house our team with my friends Paul and Ashley Perry, long time missionaries in Brazil. Their 35 acre ministry base, Living Stones Ranch, is a retreat center designed for pastors, missionaries and churches, a serene environment to rest, spend time with family, host leadership conferences and get away from the business of the city.
This beautiful facility was a perfect place to base our outreaches in to the city of Bello Horizonte. This trip was special because I was able to bring my oldest son Max and his close friend Garrett. They are both leaving for college this month and our time together was a great way to send them off! They were a valuable asset to the team and helped in every service with worship, product sales and pictures. As in every event, God did amazing things, proclaiming His power and confirming His Word. We had held meetings in local churches and open air events in poor communities around the city. During the days we enjoyed the ranch participating in a number of rock climbing and rappelling courses, one of which required us to rapel down a 200 foot water fall. When we reached the bottom, night had fallen and we had to navigate the dense Atlantic Jungle using only the light of our cell phones.
As in every event, God did amazing things, proclaiming His power and confirming His Word.
Since most of our events are scheduled in the evening, we usually take the days to do school events and / or leadership training. We invited 30 key youth leaders from different churches in the city and ministered to them for 3 days at the ranch. In each of these meetings the Spirit of God would confirm His word with participants experiencing a powerful encounter with Jesus, empowering them to “ fight the good fight of faith” regardless of the obstacles they were facing. We are very thankful to Joyce Meyer who makes her incredible books available to young and old alike who attend our meetings. Each event on this trip was very encouraging and fruitful. We have held over 450 meetings in the past 7yrs and I can honestly say that each one has been as powerful as the next. God so desires to impart His amazing grace to a generation and we are honored to play a small part in this great harvest!
We are very thankful to Joyce Meyer
We recently dubbed 5 more TV shows into Portuguese and they are currently airing all over the nation. The response has been surprising. I received a Whats-App notification from a truck driver who saw the program in the Northeast part of the country.
I will be leaving at the end of the month for another trip to Brazil. We will be ministering in two new states, Alagois, Pernambuco and of course we will be back in our favorite state, Bahia. These are all new churches and as usual they have requested that I bring “Galak” to the meetings.
God has opened many doors of opportunity for us around the nation with many different denominations. As always I will walk through any door God sees fit to open for me.
Thanks for your continued support - we could not do any of this without you! Chad Daniel