Into All the World: Volume 10, Issue 11


Joel and Lottie Desir

Brother lclair is my assistant Pastor. He shared with me a salvation story about Marijo. She was a prostitute. He met her on visitation and invited her to church. She said she would not come. lclair asked her where she would go if she died. Marijo said she would go to Hell for the life she was living, and that there was no way she could be saved. Brother lclair showed her from the Bible how to be saved, and she received Christ as her Savior.

One Sunday she came to church while I was preaching on sin. After the service she came to me and said she needed to speak with me. So, the next day she came in to my office, and told me how the sermon convicted her. She thought everything I mentioned in the sermon was about her. She explained to me she was a prostitute, but would be one no longer. Later, she was baptized and is now continuing to serve the Lord. Please pray for her.


Office News

Thank you for your faithful partnership with us here at BIO. Like Paul, we can say, “We give thanks to God always for you all, making mention of you in our prayers; remembering without ceasing your work of faith, and labour of love…” (1 Thessalonians 1:2-3) Happy Thanksgiving!

Please mark your calendars for next year’s BIO Fall Meeting. First Baptist Church of Ruskin, Florida will host this meeting. We have scheduled this meeting for November 10-11, 2022. The theme for this meeting is Taking Up His Yoke. Visit our meeting website for more information.

Paulo and Marilza Tavares

We have been continually blessed and encouraged on furlough this fall. We are having a wonderful time going to each of our supporting churches and giving a report of what the Lord has done with us regarding our ministry in Brazil. The pastors, brothers and sisters in Christ have demonstrated their love, appreciation and generosity!

We attended our mission board’s Fall Meeting in Fostoria, Ohio. During the meeting we were presented with a very nice plaque for 20 years of serving the Lord in Brazil. Our Pastor, Rodney Love, surprised us by driving all the way from Bensalem, Pennsylvania to present us with the plaque. We then visited several of our supporting churches in Delaware, New Jersey, New York, and Vermont. In Vermont we had the privilege of being the key note speaker at the mission’s conference.

We still have some more churches to visit and share God’s work in Brazil before we go back to Texas. Unfortunately, we were on a short furlough and did not have the time to visit all of our supporting churches. During our next furlough, we will make sure to start with those that we could not see at this time.

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