Today I was waiting for an interested person to bring Olímpio Alves to the hotel, as organised. But after many attempts to contact him yesterday and today I realized the this interested person was ot going to come and managed to get a taxi to go and see him. At first the taxi driver got a bit lost, but a little later he reoriented himself (using Waze - believe it or not) and we got to Olímpio's home.
The taxi driver decided to wait outside as he wanted the business to take me back to the hotel
Olímpio was just simply so excited to see me. As I approached him, his face was beaming with joy. Pity I did not take a picture of that moment. His wife, who is also a Sabbath keeper (an SDA) stayed during the visit and enjoyed talking to me. I gave Olímpio the latest copied of of the new booklet in Portuguese - The New Covenant - and he was just so happy. If you could give people joy, this was one such moment. Obviously it is God's Spirit beaming in him.
When the taxi driver saw him coming out and took me back to the hotel he gave me a 20% discount because he realized I was involved doing God's Work. He appreciated what I was doing.
The kingdom of God seminar was to start at 7:30 and the first person arrived at 6:30 and he and I where able to speak for a long while. He offered any help he would be able to give in doing booklets reviews or the like. He wished there would be a church in the region
The final few people arrived at about 7:45 and they brought some pizza, so we sat, addressed various questions and talked for about 25 minutes. Then at about 8:10 pm we started the seminar which was scheduled to start at 7:30. We had 8 people attending plus myself, that is a total of 9. The seminar went very well.
We finished about an hour later and then addressed questions for another 1/2 hour. The hotel manager realized what the presentation was about and dropped the price there and then for the conference room by 30%. God is blessing this Work.
Thank you for your prayers. Tomorrow I will be traveling to Uberlândia preparing for the Sabbath there with the Macedo family.
Visiting older member and Kingdom of God seminar
Thursday, March 30, 2017
Hortolândia, São Paulo, Brazil