Friday Night, Pastor Mary Pat and our team introduced “Holy Clubs” to Pastor Dirceu and 13 spiritually hungry adolescents and young adults. Holy Clubs is a discipleship course developed by Ben Atkinson, a good ministry friend and partner of FMI, that is designed to lead people into true encounters with the Holy Spirit while also providing foundational biblical truths. Pastor Mary Pat explained how easy it is to use this course to grow and thrive in the Spirit and then to replicate that with other groups that they will be able to lead themselves. It is amazing that God is releasing this training for the first time in another country, and the place He is choosing to do so is in a poverty-stricken community in Sao Paulo, Brazil! We fully believe that God is going to raise up radial missionaries from these places, and that this is part of His plan to do so. More Lord!
After the impartation, we had a sleep-over with these fiery-ones, spending time late into the night playing games and deepening our friendships with them. It was a great time of fellowship, fun, and sharing testimonies with them from our own lives. In the morning, we had a unified time of soaking, breakfast, and worship. Before our friends on their way, the team spoke prophetic words over them, some of whom began to cry as they received words from the heart of their good Father. It was a fun new adventure and we enjoyed sowing into these young adults who are really growing in Christ.