15th Anniversary Good News Conference 2014 – Palmas, Tocantines

April 9, 2014 by  
Filed under Gordon's Blog

The 15th anniversary of the Good News Biblical Conference of the Churches of God, General Conference is now history! The celebration was held on March 28-30, at the Good News Church of Santo Amaro neighborhood in the capital Palmas of the Tocantins State. This city was founded in 1986, so it is the newest capital of the newest state in Brazil. It now has a population of well over 200,000 and growing in every direction.

What a great time to get together with all the pastors from Campinas and Bahia as well as special guests from the US representing the General Conference, Executive director of the CGGC, Pr. Ed Roseberry, wife Linda and Dr. Don Dennision, CCM Director. They arrived from the US a few days early to visit us and the churches in Campinas before travelling together to Palmas. During our days together there was alot of travelling (some had 7 hour layover in Brasilia) great preaching, singing, specials by the youth and delicious food each day prepared by the ladies of the church. Our thanks to the host church for all their labors to make everyone feel at home.

On Saturday, we had a pastor/leaders meeting that lasted from morning until late afternoon. Each pastor gave a report and expressed blessings and prayer needs. Plans for a national secretary of missions was discussed and approved and will be implanted in each church. This will help coordinate future mission/outreach projects to all churches. One Sunday a month will be designated as mission emphasis and an offering will be taken to help fund our outreach projects. We also traveled to a new neighborhood about 30 min. away, where two (02) properties (see photos) have been purchased for a future church plant. Pray that God would raise up workers for this great harvest in the Palmas region! Next year the conference will be held in Santo Antonio de Jesus, Bahia.

Thank you for your prayers and support that have made a difference in hundreds of lives in Brazil.

Here are some photos of the conference, ENJOY!sto amaro pastors

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