September 16, 2019—Itú, Brazil
September 15, 2019—Itú, Brazil
A new week started with a glorious morning. Sunshine, fresh air, and the delegates rested well. This morning Brother C. Matyas of Austria, presented the morning worship. He spoke on the topic of "True Humility." As Jesus ascended to heaven finishing His mission on this earth, He left a handful of unlearned lowly disciples to accomplish a task beyond their ability and talent. These men learned of Jesus something that was the key to their success.
“He that oppresseth the poor, despiseth his Maker, but he that dealeth kindly with the good, honors God” (Proverbs 14:31).
Around 1974, Jacinto Pereira, then a young man 27 years of age, was invited to become a colporteur. Until that moment, he had never sold anything in his life, but he understood that the call to literature evangelism was divine, so he worked in several locations as a missionary of the printed page.
São Paulo city, the capital of the state bearing the same name, was so obscure that it was even born in seclusion. The location where it was founded was not just invisible to the eyes of those who came from the ocean, but it was also protected by a massive natural wall, which is known as the Serra do Mar [Mountain Range of the Sea]. Viewed from below, this impressive ridge seems to cover the horizon, as if hiding another world.
September 13, 2019—Itú, Brazil
Time is flying, and there is now less than a week left of the General Conference Delegation Session. We could feel the guidance of the Holy Spirit as God truly blessed us during the session. We have now elected the representatives for all the regions of the world, and the brethren elected promised to work tirelessly, by the grace of God, to fulfill the Gospel commission. Our focus at this time is to evangelize the world, to spread the good news to every nation, kindred, and tongue, telling them the great redemption story.