Thursday, February 19, 2015

A Home in São Paulo!

God is opening doors for us, literally!  
Here’s the latest news - we have a home waiting for us in São Paulo, Brazil!

Sophia's drawing of our future home in São Paulo, with her dream to have a trampoline, a dog and a dog house.

We are currently stateside – which includes lots of sharing opportunities, support raising and spending precious time with dear friends and family in Christ - yet God is still moving and preparing the way for our future life in São Paulo, Brazil.  We are physically in the USA, yet God is there in Brazil opening doors for us in our future city.  God is faithfully and tenderly taking good care of us.

During this past week some missionary friends of ours, who live in São Paulo, contacted us and offered to rent out their home to us at a great price.   Our friends recently moved into a larger house and needed someone to rent their former home, so they wanted to offer it to us to rent.

Initially, we had considered living super-close to or even inside of the slum where we will be establishing a YWAM ministry to children at risk.    So, when this offer came our way we really prayed about it.  It was a different living option than what we had expected, yet we sensed God in it.  Like the Lord Himself saying, “This is the way, walk in it…”

Our future home is located about 15 minutes (by car) from Sophia’s future school and about 15 minutes from the slum community where we will work.  The house is situated at a good half-way point, right in the middle of the two places we will drive to on a daily basis. It will be an adjustment, not living where we work, but we know there are many changes and adjustments on the horizon as we discover much in the new season ahead. Most importantly, we know God is with us and He will give us continual grace and wisdom in all things.

We are rejoicing as we truly sense this house as God’s joyous provision for us, the Matias family!   We just wanted to share this good news and praise the Lord for His faithful and loving care for us.     He is so good!  He is ordering our steps, providing for us, and is continuing to confirm this new direction in our lives.
I stand amazed!

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