Portugal continues to feel the impact of the economic downturn of 2011, but confidence in the financial markets is slowly being rebuilt. Churches have responded to the unemployment and financial instability by helping those in need. Through demonstrations of love, Christians have been a light and a witness to the surrounding community. MB Mission workers serve with several church plants and are also involved in leadership training and mentoring.

Please pray:

• For young believers to grow in their faith and be firmly planted in God’s love

• For the outreach efforts of local churches; that the Gospel would be preached and the message would penetrate the hearts of those who hear it

• For believers to be bold and loving in sharing the Gospel with their neighbors and co-workers

Portugal Church Planters Otto & Marjorie Ekk Joanna Pharazyn