August 8, 2010
Dear Friends and Family,
As many of you know, Rob and I have been working in missions at our church, Maple Grove Evangelical Free Church for several years now. We have been to Brazil, Peru, Poland, New Orleans and Haiti between the two of us. The Lord has called us to many areas to do so many things and we feel so blessed to be used by our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, to carry the message of hope around the world.
We again have been called by God to go to Brazil. We will be leaving on September 23, 2010 and returning on October 4, 2010. This trip is a little different than our other trips in that we will be going alone. We are the “team”. We will be going down to love on the missionaries and to care for them, pray with them and let them know that they are loved and supported. That is our number one goal of this trip. Our secondary goal is to visit the ministries we have been involved in in the past and bring our love to them and to see where God is working and calling the Brazil mission for the future.
The field missionaries have been given some wonderful opportunities to minister to the some of the poorest people in Rio De Janeiro recently. These people live in what we would consider slums. They live in small shacks made of whatever they can find on the streets. The children are recruited at a young age to help in the drug trade and many fall into sin without knowing what they have gotten themselves into. Our missionaries are teaching English at a school in one area, ministering to those young people in another area, and doing outreach and evangelism in several of the worst areas of Rio and the people there are accepting them and are asking for prayer on a daily basis. God is working in amazing ways in these new ministries. The blog that will explain more in detail about these ministries is http://droogsmanews.blogspot.com/
We are writing to ask you to be on our prayer team. The specific requests we have at this time are the following:
1. That hearts in Brazil will be opened even now before we arrive.
2. That the details of our trip will come together
3. That our time with the missionaries will be one of renewal and fellowship and that we can bring the love of Christ to them.
4. For safety in our travels to, from and around Brazil.
5. For the in-country team to feel that we will not be a burden but be a blessing.
6. That all the details for Brad’s care while we are gone will come together.
Let us know if you are interested in being on our prayer team. We want and need your prayers.
Blessings to you all!
Rob and Jackie Passer
“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you. And you will be my witnesses, telling people about me everywhere—in Jerusalem, throughout Judea, in Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”