Steve continues teaching in the Campinas Baptist Theological
Seminary (FTBC), teaching in the area of missions and spiritual formation.
Local Church Ministry
We are members at the Igreja Batista Memorial Centenário, where
Steve is associate pastor, working with Pr. Rubens. In the Wednesday evening prayer and Bible study time I
lead the Bible study. The church is currently involved in a new church plant, initially working with youth, in the region
of Vila Olímpia.
Steve continues as the Executive Director of the David
Rowe Hospitality House Ministry, and Debra continues in charge of the volunteers. This is a ministry through
hospitality and encouragement to children, and their families, who are going through bone marrow transplant program to treat cancer. We provide housing and food to mothers
and their children at no cost during the time they need to remain close to the hospital for care.
This coming March, 2010, the hospitality house ministry will complete 9 years of ministry, and has a healthy
financial base in Brazil, which is currently meeting the monthly support needs of the ministry. This ministry offers to our guests a refuge of comfort, love, and compassion through the challenges of
childhood cancer, and a number of guests have prayed to receive Christ through this ministry.
During our home assignment we will present the completion of the Brazil
Hospitality House Project. We are currently in the final phase of the
construction that began back in January, 2009, and will terminate in December 2009. This new hospitality house, will
provide space for up to 5 mothers and their children, each having their own room and bathroom.
Boldrini Hospital Chaplaincy
Both Debra and Steve are Volunteer Chaplains at Boldrini
Hospital. They are involved in the weekly chapel service sponsored
by the hospital chaplaincy.
Preparation for home assignment - production of a presentation on last 4 years in Brazil
Finding a house sitter in Brazil, and a place to live in the US
Successful completion of the new hospitality house
Frutifulness in ministry these months leading up to home assignment