Welcome to The Joinville Project blog

The James Allen Family, Missionaries to Brazil since 1991.
Home Church: Victory Baptist Church of Loganville, GA. http://www.getvictoryinyourlife.com/

Mission Board: Macedonia World Baptist Missions Inc.

"Now I beseech you, brethren, for the Lord Jesus Christ's sake, and for the love of the Spirit, that ye strive together with me in your prayers to God for me;" Romans 15:30 KJV

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Good News From a Far Country

Today I would like to share an email that I sent out to some folks last week.


I have great news about Matthew.
In short, he has surrendered his life to the Lord! Yes! Praise the Lord! Hallelujah!

We were having another “what are you going to do with your life” conversation and he just chocked up, his chin began to tremble and he couldn’t speak a word. Then finally through tears he said it: “I surrender!”

You can only imagine the tears and sobs and hugs and praises to God that Soraia and I dished out upon our son!
He humbly asked God for forgiveness and gave his life to Him in prayer. It was amazing to watch and hear.

He confessed to me that he felt "very uncomfortable" during the invitation that last night at the Macedonia Regional Conference. You know, the one at Pr. Worley’s Church in North Carolina. He can’t remember what the preacher preached, but one thing he is for sure about is that the Holy Spirit was dealing with him that night!

He has also accepted my recommendation that he go to the Bible school in Curitiba for at least six months in searching for God's will for him. The Bible seminary there is a wonderful school and it's only an hour and a half drive from Joinville.

Soraia and I are so very glad to see Matthew come to realize God’s working in his life.

Please continue to pray for us! We depend on it.

End of E-mail.

Yes, we are very glad with Matthew’s decision.
Even though he does not feel called to preach or missions, he does realize that he needs God’s direction in his life.
So I ask you to pray that the Lord will clearly show our son His perfect will for his life, and that Matthew will be submissive and obedient to the Lords leading.

Thank you.

Monday, July 12, 2010

I Choose Christ

I must simply state the fact that I love my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, more than anything! I pray that my life is pleasing unto Him. I choose to serve Him on purpose, and to present myself a living sacrifice unto Him because that is what He asks of me, but it’s no sacrifice, really, I love Him, and I want to please Him. I just needed to declare that tonight, after dealing with such ungodliness face to face. Lord, help me to be the last true Christian on earth if that's what it takes!