Sunday, November 16, 2008

Home from Portugal!

We had a wonderful trip to Lisbon, Portugal. The pastors conference went very well. There were around 70 pastors and people at the conference this year. Matt and Cheryl and Abraham went with Mary and me to the conference this year. We had the privilege of meeting friends and Christians in London, Paris, and in Lisbon. When we landed in Lisbon it was such a blessing to have 7 friends from Brasil meet us at the airport!

The purpose of the conference was to ignite faith and hope in the lives of these dear men of God as they labor for Christ in Portugal and around Europe. I trust that the Lord was with us and that He accomplished His sovereign will in our lives as we ministered to these dear brethren in the Lord. I have the strong belief that the Lord is going to fill the earth with the knowledge of the Lord as the waters cover the sea. This is a day when the church must be optimistic and hopeful of the coming of Christ in power upon His people and upon His church. Pessimism and defeatism will not enable the body of Christ to meet the challenges that face us in these perilous times. My prayer for all of you is that you will give yourselves to prayer and to active Christian living so that people may see Christ in you!
Please keep us in prayer as the next trip will be to preach in the African Pastor's conference in South Africa this January. God bless all of you. Yours in Christ, Pastor Dickie

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