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A Simple Invitation

A Simple Invitation
Quésia grew up knowing who Christ was, but she didn’t fully understand what it meant to follow him.

Although it can be scary at times to share God’s story, it doesn’t have to be that way. Marcos did it just by turning on his favorite television program.

Over the years, Marcos had grown his faith through a television program called Verdade e Vida (Truth and Life). The half-hour program is hosted by Rev. Hernandes Dias Lopes, ReFrame Ministries’ Portuguese ministry leader. (ReFrame Ministries is the new name of Back to God Ministries International.)

Every Saturday, Marcos tuned in to this program and invited his wife, Quésia, to watch with him.

Quésia grew up in a Christian home in a small town in Brazil, but she never really knew what it meant to follow Christ.

“At first, I only watched because Marcos invited me,” Quésia said. “I didn’t know what it meant to hear God, and I didn’t know what salvation meant.”

But then one day, something changed.

Without realizing it, Quésia had formed a new spiritual habit. That’s why one Saturday morning, even though Marcos was away from home, Quésia wanted to watch the program by herself.

“That day changed my story,” Quésia said. “I remember that I was six months pregnant with our firstborn son, and it was a beautiful morning. I turned on the television, and Pastor Hernandes preached on John 3.”

Lopes’s message explained the importance of salvation in a way that Quésia had never fully understood before. And at that moment, one prepared by God just for her, Quésia totally surrendered to Jesus.

“It was the best experience of my life,” she said.

A New Partner in the Church

Today, Quésia looks back on that moment as a turning point. Now she is joining you in sharing God’s Word in Brazil, especially with women in the Presbyterian Church of Brazil.

“Quésia helps women get together to read Scripture, organizes conferences, and equips them to be leaders in their own churches,” Lopes said.

God used the faithful prayers and financial gifts from the Christian Reformed Church to lead Quésia to him. Please pray for Quésia as she disciples women and serves churches in Brazil.

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