Please pray for the family with whom I live, as they mourn the passing of Bonifácio’s sister after a long illness. She raised Bonifácio and some of his siblings, and was cherished by many. I visited her several times in her last weeks and joined the family for the funeral day, pictured here.
On a happier note, please pray for Bonifácio and his wife Estefânia as they prepare to finally hold the wedding ceremony and celebration that they have been putting off for financial reasons since their civil wedding in 2002. Finances are still tight — especially with their preschool, church, and other ministries — but they don’t want to delay their public vows any longer, so they have scheduled the event for October 5. Please pray that the special day would be a blessing to the couple and their many guests, and that God would be glorified. Please also remember my friend Ana and me as we help with the clothing, decorations, and music for the wedding. Thank you.