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Day 3

Victor & Ludmila Moura: Finding Identity in Christ

Somerville, Massachusetts

Victor and Ludmila Moura were comfortable in Brazil. He was a pastor of a growing church, and she was a government lawyer doing well in her career. Over time, though, they felt God leading them in an unexpected direction—to plant a church for Brazilians in Boston, home to one of the largest immigrant populations in the U.S.

Their goal is for the new church, with services in both Portuguese and English, to be a place where those struggling to find their identity can find it in Christ.

Identity issues are a complex problem, especially among second- and third-generation Brazilians who feel they don’t fit anywhere, Victor said. But the church’s most powerful strategy is a simple one— community. Missional house groups are their greatest outreach opportunity.

“The Millennials, they hate superficial stuff,” he said. “I think the most effective strategy to reach them is being a friend.”

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Prayer Requests:

  • For Victor and Ludmila to successfully reach young Brazilians.
  • For new believers to grow into strong leaders.

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Joseph & Kristen Gibbons -- Favor City Church

Las Vegas, Nevada

Prayer Requests:

  • Pray for Joseph, Kristen, and their family as they serve the people of Las Vegas.
  • Pray that they will be a light in the darkness and share hope with the hopeless.
  • Pray for Favor City Church, to be an active and loving part of their community.

Moving from Denver to a small town they had never heard of in Idaho was not in Anders’ and Jessica’s plans. But it fit where they felt the Holy Spirit was guiding them—to help a dying church come back to life and reach its community. In 2018, they launched the replant of Calvary Church Nampa. The neighborhoods around the once-vibrant church are now aging and declining with a mix of Anglo and Hispanic residents.

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