French Guyana & Brazil Report
As I write this report in the city of Cayenne, French Guyana, a new year has begun in South America and the possibilities for the Gospel seem overwhelming.
My schedule was to preach a Pastors conference with about fifty Senior Pastors of different organizations from every region of French Guyana. There is such a diverse mixture of over twenty major languages in this country as immigrants have come from all over the world.
This proved to be very difficult as it has not stopped raining for ten days and flooding and roads has become a major problem. We were able to have twenty nine of the Pastors make the meeting and the response was very good. After this meeting, doors began to open up in this diverse church culture. The leader of the Brazilian population of the Assemblies of God has given us full access to all the Ministers as well as the Church facilities for any meetings we may need. He has asked us to come and help him train his missionaries for Brazil.
Praise the Lord, what a meeting it was, the Lord touched and stirred hungry hearts. I was able to meet the Pastor and leader of the French speaking people. He brought me to the radio station and we discussed the SOC. This was to promote the French school among those people that came from France to French Guyana. This has proven to be a very difficult people to reach as France is a total secular country with very little interest in God. There were Pastors here that were looking for something and they now believe this SOC is the answer to their prayers.
I have found a man to do the translation for the School into Taki-Taki, as well as Dutch. He is scheduled to come to Trinidad for the month of April and work on the school in Taki-Taki, and upon completion we will schedule the translation of the Dutch school.
There is a campground facility to house the school and talks are under way for us to only have to pay for the lights and water. What a blessing this will prove to be as the money exchange of the Euro is approximately $1.50 USD for 1.00 Euro.
The leader of the Portuguese Assemblies of God in French Guyana, as well as northern Brazil has given us access to all their churches to set up schools. He was very excited for the opportunity to have his ministers trained for the task of evangelism.
The Amerindians in French Guyana and Brazil are open as never before for the school to go into the interior of the northern part of Brazil. This will take the school to remote tribes with as many as three thousand in a tribe.
Services in the churches were a great time of refreshing for those students from the previous schools, and many souls were touched by God.
by Aubry Tyler