Saturday, July 13, 2013

Breaking Free Bible Study

I am leading a Ladies Bible Study among the missionary ladies who serve here at YWAM Belo Horionte
It is my first time ever doing this and so far, so good.  We have already met together two times and we are enjoying the study of Breaking Free, by Beth Moore.  Have you heard of it?

Inspired by the Ladies Bible Study running at my home church, Covenant Church International in Raleigh, NC, I decided to do this study.  It was something I was praying and thinking about for years, but I felt apprehensive about doing it because the material is completely in English.  I did not want to exclude anyone (my exclusively Portuguese speaking Brazilian friends), but at the same time I really wanted to do some kind of Bible Study.  After much encouragement from a friend, I made the decision to just go for it. I bought the material while in the USA and now have a group of girls studying the Bible along with me - in English.

I thought, "This will be worth it, even if I just find one lady who wants to do the study with me."  Well, lots of ladies were interested.  Our Ladies Bible Study group consists of ladies from 7 nations: USA, Australia, Northern Ireland, England, Holland and Brazil!

We are enjoying this Beth Moore study so far.  We find ourselves laughing loudly and deeply moved by the many stories and words of life Beth Moore boldly proclaims in her video sessions.  The homework is also helping us all to dig deeper into the Word of God and apply Biblical principles to our own personal lives. It feels so good to be doing a focused study like this and have other ladies doing it along side me.  I love accountability!

 Please pray for us missionary ladies as we study the Word of God together and grow in our walk with the Lord.  We desire to break free from the things that hold us back, and live in the amazing and abundant freedom God has for us as we serve as His ambassadors of love in Brazil.  
 I am convinced that God wants to use this study deeply in our lives.  He wants to give each of us a deeper revelation of His freedom, and also use our lives to set the captives free here in Brazil! 

  He has sent me to comfort those whose hearts are broken,
to tell the captives they are free,
    and to tell the prisoners they are released.
Isaiah 61:1 ~ New Century Version


  1. This is so good! I am SO happy that you are finally getting to do this. I know it is the longing of your heart. I love you my sister, my friend!

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