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A letter from Tim and Marta Carriker in Brazil

May 2010

Dear friends,

Jenny’s wedding was a wonderful celebration. It was held at the restaurant, our plan B, because of a lot of rain that week, but our family and friends made us very happy with their presence and we really enjoyed it. Jenny and Michael are living with us and will try to remain in Brazil and work here. Michael’s goal right now is to learn Portuguese, and Jenny is working on their documents.

January and February of this year were spent in the States. We lived in Charlotte, close to Tim’s family. Most of our time was spent at Myers Park Presbyterian Church, but we were also able to visit some of you, our other supporters, renewing our friendship and appreciation for all you do to keep us on the field. Thank you!

Back to Brazil, besides planning the wedding, we got back to our activities related to the local church and our partner denomination, the Independent Presbyterian Church of Brazil. Our women’s group on Tuesdays has grown. We continue to reach out to women who come to paint and hear the Gospel during our devotionals. Tim is back on the pastoral team as well. We continue to be involved in writing and editing, and I continue to serve as translator for Americans and Brazilians who desire to work in partnership.

We have good news from the Amazon Project; the church is being built at the Canaçari community in spite of the floods. On the other hand, unfortunately the area for construction at the Cacau Lake was not a possibility at this time. We ask you to pray for our friends in both Sertão Project and Gaucho Project, for the missionaries who have faced personal difficulties. Two couples in leadership are having difficulties in their marriage, so please pray for these families and their churches.

Next week we will participate in a meeting for missionaries from South America and the Caribbean together with World Mission leaders from Louisville. It should be a time of rest and orientation, and we would appreciate your prayers for that as well.

Last, but not least, I ask you to pray for Tim’s mother, who suffered a stroke last month and is still in the hospital. Pray for her recovery and for his father during this difficulty.

Many blessings on all of you,
Tim and Marta Carriker

“Happy is everyone who fears the Lord, who walks in his ways.” (Psalm 128:1)

The 2010 Mission Yearbook for Prayer & Study, p. 298

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