Paulo and Marilza Tavares- Missionaries to Brazil.

Kayla and Tiffany

Rua Guilherme dos Santos Andrade, 404
Galo Branco, Sao Goncalo - RJ CEP 24422-330

[email protected]

The Tavares's are with Baptist International Outreach www.biomissions.org

Nov. 2007 Letter:

Dear Pastors and Praying Friends,

It is incredible for me to be writing the last letter of 2007! This year has passed by so fast! It feels like Christmas was just yesterday! The Lord has blessed us and our ministry! We had two more baptisms in October! Alessandra and Aurélio were baptized and became members of the church! Alessandra is teaching the 4-8 year old Sunday School Class! Praise the Lord!!

Our Bible Club is studying their third book and are loving it! They are learning many Bible verses. Jonathan, a teenager that just got saved, memorized about 30 Bible verses. On the awards night, the kids were asked each to say a Bible verse to the congregation. Jonathon said 10 and if I did not stop him, he would say more Bible Verses!!! We praise the Lord for these children! We thank the Lord for using us to touch the lives of these kids!

We thank the Lord for the salvation of Zenira and Sílvio! Praise the Lord!!! We also pray for the salvation of Valdir, Nivalda, and our community.

We are preparing for our missions conference and we will have as our guest speaker Dr. Garvin Dykes. He is the director of our mission board. Please pray that many people will come and get saved.

Please continue to pray for our safety and the violence here in Brazil. In August, as one of our neighbors was going to work in the morning, he was robbed and killed at the bus stop in front of the town square. We can feel God's protection around us! Here everybody leaves home, and does not know if they will come back alive. Even the police, who are supposed to be protecting us, are asking for protection. Our mission strategy is to reach most of all the children with the Word of God, that they may become adults with the fear of God and make a difference in the society.

We are so excited to come home for furlough in March 2008! We have had many churches contact us to schedule meetings. If you have plans to have the Tavares family visiting you, please let us know. We plan to be in the Northern area from March-June, and in the South from July forward.

Please continue to pray for Tiffany as she takes the final exams to pass into Medical School. It is a very hard test. There are over 4,500 competing to be within the 100 best to attend the Federal University, which is free. We know that if this is God's will for her life, she will pass the test!

We thank you for your faithful prayers and financial support! May God richly bless you and your ministry!

Under His Care,

Paulo, Marilza, Kayla & Tiffany Tavares

Your Missionaries to Brazil

Prayer Requests:

*Salvation of Many


*Tiffany's Exam

*Missions Conference


The Hoganson are back in the States.


Pastor Kelly and several of our members and friends went to Mombasa, Kenya, Africa Sept. 28-Oct. 10
They built two swingset/playscapes. They also got to go on a Safari! Here's information from our missionary to Kenya, Bobby Bechtel's website. There is also a new photo of Bobby, Lisa, Ethan and their new baby Connor on their website .

Dear Prayer Partners,

Milestones usually come one at a time in life but sometimes God sends many blessings all at once. As a family and in the ministry, God has been working overtime to make our life a rich and rewarding experience.

Let me share a few of the many:

We had a group of wonderful people from Bethel Connecticut who came to visit here in Kenya. Their ministry is called "Tilt-The-World". They go to orphanages, feeding centers, and schools all over the world and build playgrounds. The new Minister of Parliament for our district came to inspect their progress and called the swing set "state of the art". Their project has called a lot of attention to the Injili (Gospel) and Neema (Grace) Baptist Church and their MANNA feeding centers. We want to send a special thank you to the Baptist Church of Bethel for sending their pastor and men to help us make a difference in the lives of Kenyans. We have been able to share the gospel with many children and their parents as they come to play in a safe and fun environment. We can now show them God's love in greater ways.

The churches have also seen a great increase in their attendance.  Both, Injili and Neema Baptist are having around 300 people in their Sunday services. Pastors Allan & Abraham are very excited as many new people attend each service. Many have been saved and baptized over the past two months. Praise the Lord!

We were able to have a special teacher's seminar for all the workers at our churches and schools. We stressed the importance of using our Christian worldview in every aspect of our lives. We want our workers to instill in their churches and students that their Christianity should be a part of every aspect of their existence. We need to be Christ-like and let the world know that we are different because of Jesus who lives inside of us.

Our family was also enlarged with a new member. Conner is now home with us. Please continue to pray for him. He is presently close to 6 pounds and the doctors say that he is progressing well. We still have to complete the adoption which should be done by Thanksgiving this year. We thank you for all of your prayers on his behalf. Ethan is doing great with all the energy of a two year old so pray for us too!

Thank you for your support,

Bobby, Lisa, Ethan & Conner Bechtel
Missionaries to Kenya, Africa

Praise Reports:

  • 300+ people attending Injili & Neema Baptist Churches

  • Baptist Church of Bethel group built 2 playgrounds for both
    feeding centers.

  • Conner's release from the hospital and great improvements in his
  • Bobby's Mom recovered and is no longer in hospital.

Prayer Requests:

  • Pray for Conner as he continues to grow.
  • Pray for the adoption to be completed quickly and with no problems.
  • $22,000 needed to build a 3 classroom building for Good News
    Christian Academy.
  • Pray for continued growth in all ministries.

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