17 January 2006

bEgiNnInG tHe nEw YeAr...

It´s been a while since I wrote…sorry, but with the beginning of the new year I needed first some time to be alone with God, and then I had a bunch of e.mails to reply and stuff to organize…but now is getting better…
I have some news…First I would like to give thanks to some friends(Marc,Mike and Andrew) who challenged me to raise some offering to buy myself a lap top, and so I did…I have all the money I needed now, thanks to God and those He used to bless me with their money…
I hope now I will be able to update more often my blog :-)…and I hope I´ll not become a computer freak…I wouldn´t like that at all !!! I hope I´ll be able to use it and not being used by it :-)...

I ´m also starting the year with some more small trips…I will go to Germany first, from the 10th till the 13th of February, unfortunately I´ll not have much time to visit any of my dearest friends there…This will be a meeting between “underground” church planters, from different parts of Europe, from UK, Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Austria, Holland, etc…I just got the invitation a week ago, but I immediately felt I should go and connect with all of them…
On the 20th Feb I leave again, now to London and I stay till the 1st of March…I will visit a precious friend and sister of mine, Emma ( I mention her in my posts last year)…she will be just coming from her 4 months experiences in Palestine and Israel and I´m sure we´ll have a wonderful time together…Then , from the 24th till the 26th of February, I will be at the “Soundcheck”, the annual gathering of SPEAK (www.speak.org.uk ) who are a network of students and young adults who pray and campaign on issues of Global injustice, and through this aim to share their faith in God…Soundcheck will examine the perception and use of power in the church and in the world. What does the Bible say about power, and how should it affect the way we campaign, the way we pray…the way we live…
I´m excited about this time, ´coz I do feel inside of me, since I met this crazy campaigners, that God wants me to not only know more about it, but to be active as well…to make more difference by speaking out for the poor and in behalf of justice…



About the 24 hour Prayer Rooms, I also have some more news …
I´m going to Faro (south) from the 19th till 21st of January, to help organize an experiment prayer room of 48 hours, with teenagers and young people from different churches of that area…
I have a meeting with some young people on the 28th of January to share about the prayer month in April…
I´m going to Braga (north) on the 17th and 18th of February to help in another prayer room of 48 hours. And I have already 4 different connections in Porto and another in Coimbra ( 2 other districts north Lisbon)…

Young people are getting excited everywhere I go to share or simply by sending e.mails…God is raising up this generation !!! Come on God !!!

In Porto, that group that I mention, who are praying for the nation every week, they have been fasting this whole month to see revival in this Nation !!! Yes, this generation is willing to pay the price… Come on God, we´re desperately longing for YOU !!!

O.K., I don´t wanna make this longer than it is already, but I have some cool things to share with you about my “tribe”, the rainbow family !!!

Enjoy your days !!!
Shantii

3 comments:

márcia luz said...

Baba,

I just wanted you to know that your live has been a real inspiration for me. Your love for people, your love for your tribe makes me want to love more and more...

I'll continue to pray for You and hope to witness the wonderful things GOD will do in You and by You.

Love U my "camba"

hajo said...

Hi Barbara, just talked to Mirko who told me you would come to Germany in Feb. Rebecca & me will be there as well and we are looking forward to see you again! Also the meeting place is quite nice, I' ve been there before, a former 4 star hotel handed over to the Jesus Freaks..
Love from Hajo & Rebecca

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