Amazon River, which flows through the country of Brazil,
is 90 miles wide at its mouth and contains more water than
the Nile, Yangtze, and Mississippi rivers combined. Its
currents can even be detected 200 miles out into the Atlantic.
Ancient mariners of the South Atlantic, adrift in this current
without water, would be given the advice by passing ships
to “Lower your buckets, you’re in the mouth
of the mighty Amazon.”
similar way, we found our God to be such a soul-quenching
river of life at the Brazilian Congress of Fundamental Bible-Believing
Christians held May 19-22, 2003. Throughout the days of
preaching and fellowship, we found Him always there and
never failing to meet our needs and refresh our thirsty
of the language barrier that prevented so many of us from
communicating with each other, the fellowship of the brethren
there was pleasant. The common bond we shared in our Savior
was obvious, in spite of the differences in language.
Sèrgio de Moura was an unspeakably gracious host,
and Pastor Milton Nunes's help as moderator was invaluable.
The work of these men and many others made the congress
now plans are progressing for the next Congress of Fundamentalists,
which is to be held in Beirut, Lebanon,
May 24-27, 2004. We pray for a powerful sense of God’s
presence in this unstable part of the world.