By Invitation

by Cindi Angelo, international missionary to Portugal
April-June 2016 issue Free Methodist World Missions Pulse

Bruna Raquel 300 pixBruna Raquel is a lovely, young convert who gave her heart to Jesus last summer at our church. A university student, Bruna dreams of becoming a journalist.

She and her family visited church at the invitation of a friend who had become a believer two years before. Bruna says on that first Sunday she sensed the presence of the Holy Spirit as never before. “From that day on, I knew I had to start doing things in the right way.”

Bruna Raquel baptism 300 pixBruna was baptized with 11 other people last September. The joy on her face was simply contagious. She is thankful she can count on the brothers and sisters in Christ in her cell group and at the church, where she always feels welcomed and loved.

Bruna is already involved with the church’s children’s ministry. She said, “I want to push myself to learn more from God’s Word in order to understand the vision of the church and be an active member.”

Please pray for this baby in the faith and for other young people like her who need a personal encounter with Jesus. If Bruna’s friend had not invited her to church, where would Bruna be now?

“How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them? And how can anyone preach unless they are sent? As it is written: ‘How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!’” (Romans 10:14-15)