Just a quick update

This week, we had powerful encounters on the streets of Recife. Gi, Aline and I prayed for dozens of people and they were touched in different ways by Papa’s love. One special time was with a 16 year old girl, homeless and very depressed. It’s been months since we last saw her, but she came to our street church. There she came for arts and to talk to us. She was so touched, tears were dripping down her face, and after we prayed for her and it was time to go she asked for us to come back more often. This young princess had been so abused by men in her life that she despise all men, she even kicked one guy that night as he tried to seduce her. She is so wounded and hurt, but she saw Jesus that night. As we were leaving she gave us all hugs and called me dad, all smiles. I didn’t understand at first, but Aline told us later, “she hates men, she has not seen a standard for godly men in her entire life, and now she sees it. She saw Jesus, she saw purity and she acknowledged that her way, calling you dad.” Wow! That’s a testimony worth sharing!!! She called us the next day to Aline asking for us, saying she misses us and that she wanted to play dominoes with us in the streets. Aline and Gi already got the dominoes. We will keep loving on her, showing her value and purity. Yay! Wow! How wonderful for us to be a part of life transforming encounters like this. You are called to do the same, reveal the Father everywhere you go and be an answer of the hope you possess for those who have no hope.

Yes!!!

Tomorrow I fly out for the 2013 Youth Power Invasion, I’m super excited with all the God has for us these days. We will be hosting crusades, training and revival meetings all over the city of Santarem in lower Amazon. Pray for our team, speakers and the event, pray also for the Shores team, the next love banquet and the ministry of Jesus in Recife.

Father’s Love Banquet

Yesterday we had one of the best moments in our ministry. We hosted the Father’s Love Banquet, and this one was exceptional!

The Father’s Love Banquet is a special dinner Shores of Grace does for girls in abuse and trapped in prostitution. We do it every month and it is a part of the process of rescuing ladies from sex trafficking in Recife. We usually first ministry to them on the streets and following up in relationship we take them to this special night. We rent a hotel room and a restaurant serve them with great food. It is a fancy place with the only goal to love on the girls. There’s no other agenda for the night. And last night it was really impacting, they arrived and were welcomed by our team who took them to a time of makeup and pictures. After that we had them seat at the table and they were served with delicious food. After they were done eating, I read to them the Father Love’s Letter, that was a good start. Then Mama Tracee Loosle shared a message that pierced through their darkness and brought them to a place of light, hope and love. They then received prayer from our team and mama Tracee and Martha, they all had their value reaffirmed and we could see their dreams being awakened. Ah! What a night!!! Tears everywhere!!! Tears of joy and hope. Nic and Rachael closed the night singing identity and destinies over them. This was the best one yet, we can’t wait for the next one in July!

Thank you very much for your support, in prayers and finances, you are a part of a Love’olution, restoring lives and transforming destinies. Pictures will be posted here soon.

Citações para seu mês de outubro

Seguem aqui algumas citações para seu mês de outubro, se lembre de gastar bastante tempo com Jesus, mais do que em setembro, mais do que qualquer outro mês até entao. Ele deseja gastar tempo com você, e acredite isso vai mudar a sua vida!

  • Extraído do livro Revolução Moral por Kris Vallotton:
  • Não permita seu passado ditar o seu futuro. Não existe nenhuma circunstância que Ele não possa mudar, nenhuma condição imposta a você que Ele não possa vencer, e nenhum erro tão ruim ou pecado tão grande que Ele não possa restaurar você completamente!

  • Kris Vallotton:
  • Meus pensamentos são de pureza e eles formam cultura e valores pois eu tenho a mente de Cristo!

    Minhas virtudes treinam minhas atitudes, minhas atitutudes ditam minhas escolhas, minhas escolhas decidem meu comportamento, meu comportamento determina meu DESTINO.

    Se você falha em planejar, então você planejou falhar!

  • Heidi Baker:
  • Shika Baba

  • Jesus:
  • Se torne o que você acredita!

  • Patricia King:
  • Você sempre dá poder aquilo que você tem o seu foco.

  • Bill Johnson:
  • Eu não posso permitir-me de ter um pensamento em minha mente que não esteja na Dele.

  • Heidi Baker:
  • Eu sou um prisioneiro do amor. Eu entreguei minha vida por amor.

    Você precisa comer por uma nação, até que você esteja pingando Jesus!

    Waves of Love Update and Prayer Request

    Today we had a rough night, amazing one, still quite difficult. We started our church service on Praça do Diário where we meet every Tuesday. It started out with worship and God’s presence there was awesome. The homeless kids and adults were singing worship songs and God was touching their hearts. One guy started crying as he was feeling Papa’s love. Because he was crying another drunk and crazy man started to pick on him and next thing we know they’re on the ground fighting. After separating them we sent the other man away, because all the others were so upset and they were threatening to kill him for insulting the young man that was crying. We saw several others attacking this man and we were able to have him at distance. One little kid found an extension cord and whipped him several times. After convincing the others to calm down I walked him to a bus stop, the kid came back to whip him twice and almost hit me at both times. Finally I gave him money so he could leave the area by bus. Others are promising they will kill him next time he comes back. Pray for the opposite, and for life to invade them all.

    After that we were able to bring peace and calm them down, and God was moving in their lives again. Rachael and the girls helped a 13 years-old girl, and as she found out she was pregnant she asked us for help, for this reason we brought her to the girls house. We don’t have paperwork to receive girls yet, thus we couldn’t say no to her. So tomorrow we will look for medical help and legal support with Child Services. Please pray for us.

    Jonathan Costa
    Shores of Grace Ministries

    Lucas Schmitt vai para as ruas conosco!

    Durante o mês de agosto de 2012 tivemos nossos queridos amigos aqui em Recife, foi um ótimo tempo com Lucas e Matheus Schmitt do Ministério Revolução & Banda It’s OK de Lages, SC. Nesse vídeo o Lucas fala um pouco do nosso tempo nas ruas e faz um convite.

    Mais info: http://www.shoresofgrace.com