Message from the Mission Chair (JL 2014):
In 1993, Rev. John Kroeze established a congregation in Maceió under the supervision of the Cornerstone Canadian Reformed Church with the support of the churches that now form Classis Ontario West and Classis Niagara. Rev. Abram de Graaf continued Rev. John Kroeze’s work, and by the grace of God, in 2012 the congregation in Maceió came to institution within the federation of the Reformed Churches in Brazil (RCB).
Although the church in Maceió has instituted, the work in Brazil is not complete. The Reformed Churches in Brazil have made it very clear to the two sending churches in Canada that they desire to have our missionaries continue their work in Brazil, and have even requested that we send more missionaries. The Brazilian churches have emphasized the need to have our missionaries support them, both by strengthening the existing churches as well as by spreading the gospel through the means of preaching, teaching, and administering the sacraments.
The Lord continues to open hearts across Brazil, preparing those He has chosen. Now, as sending and supporting churches, with the blessing of our faithful Father, we continue to work in the field that He has prepared for us.
Message from the Mission Aid Chair (RV 2014):
In prayer, and by the guiding hand of God, Gospel Action Brazil seeks to assist in fulfilling our mission mandate. To do so, the we give support to the missionary so that he may concentrate on preaching the gospel, and providing Christian relief and development aid to needy people on the mission field, focusing especially on those within the household of faith.
Currently Gospel Action Brazil helps to fund a grades 1-5 school in Maceio Brazil where 127 students from the community and church in Maceio receive a Christian education. Parents from children outside of the congregation are continually engaged throughout the year with events such as Easter and Christmas. These parents are provided Bibles and opportunities to become involved with the church community. We also provide support in other various ways that allow this church to grow and advance. We do our work with the insistence that the gospel is central to each ordinary project.