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Ellie's Epsitle - May 2019

Praise the Lord for a safe trip back to the US, three weeks with Mom and Dad and completing the E4-12 masters degree course with Piedmont International University. I am so excited that I am now qualified to teach on a college level! Then April 29th it was time to start traveling again. First stop, Dayton, Ohio to visit my brother Chris and family. May 10th I went up to Michigan to visit family and share updates with Rockford Baptist Church and Byron Center Bible Church. It was great to reconnect with most of the team that visited in Brazil in July 2018.

Last month I was able to stop briefly in Springfield at the Home Office and sit down with Chris Disler, our finance director. It is good to know where things are currently. As mentioned in my previous email, I am currently at 73% support. Please pray the Lord would lead those who He desires to be a part of the ministry to reach Southern Brazil for Christ.
Another opportunity would be for those who may have a recorder or violin that they are willing to donate to be used in the Life Center Outreach in Sapiranga. Please send me an email and we can coordinate where you can mail it or give it to me personally.

Also, someone mentioned to me that many churches in the US are changing to digital systems and the old microphones are collecting dust in closets. Well… we would be glad to take them off your hands. =-) We would be excited to help put those to use in the church plants in Brazil.
May 20-25 I will be driving toward CA and visiting some friends and supporters on the way.
May 26 Fernley, NV (AM Service)
         Standish Bible Church in Standish, CA (PM Service)
June 1 – My nephew, Ben Sneed, is getting married! I am so thankful to be able to attend!!!
June 2 – First Baptist Community Church in Brookings, OR (AM Service)
June 7 – Youth Group of Faith Bible Church in Sacramento, CA
June 9 – Grace Church of Lockeford in Lockeford, CA (AM Service)
June 16 – ??? Available morning and evening services
June 20-23 Backpacking in the Trinity Mountains, CA
June 26 – Grace Community Bible Church in Burney, CA
June 30 – Grace Bible Church in Fresno, CA (AM Service)
July 5 – Linked-Up women’s missionary group from Vallejo, CA
July 7 – Faith Bible Church in Sacramento, CA (AM Service)
            Vallejo Bible Church in Vallejo, CA (PM Service)
July 8-12 VBS with Faith Bible Church in Sacramento, CA
July 14 Tooele, UT
July 18 – Ladies Bible Study in Hot Springs, SD
August 1 – Return to Brazil.

Please let me know if you would be interested in a visit during the week. Unfortunately, this time in the US is shorter so I will not be able to visit everyone but would like to see as many as possible. Please contact me if you would like to have a meal together or invite me to share.
Cell Phone (until August 1): 707-382-8274
WhatsApp: +55-51-99784-8515

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Prayer Requests:
+ Praise the Lord for safe travels to the US.
+ Praise the Lord for special times with family.
+ Pray as I travel May through July.
+ Praise the Lord for a special Mother’s Day program in Sapiranga.
+ Pray that I would be a blessing and encouragement to those I come in contact with in the coming weeks.
+ Pray for the Lord to provide the lacking support.
Contact Information:
Mailing Address:
Rua Barbacena, 161
93.800-458 Sapiranga, RS
Brazil, South America

Phone Numbers:
Cell Phone: until August 1- (707) 382-8274
WhatsApp: +55-51-9784-8515
Cell Phone: (707) 666-9149 (While in Brazil)

PO Box 355
Springfield, IL 62705
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