|He is the Author, You are the Book by Tim
What follows is the thrilling chapter we are living now.
Where my parents ministered, roughly 200 kilometers up the São Francisco River, is the Remanso Regular Baptist
Church. Between there and here, in our city of Petrolina, there are eight fellowshipping churches. We saw the birth of
each one of these church plants break ground. Each began when the first sprouts of the Gospel took hold in good soil.
The first chapters of each church include fragility, discouragement, struggle, and growth.
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As with many great books, some chapters stir the reader’s emotions.
Excitement, wonder, and sometimes fear, grip your heart as you immerse
yourself in the adventure penned by the author. The novel writer pulls you
into another world. He has carefully chosen phrases to form each chapter.
The author already knows exactly how this story ends. Thou your curiosity
may lure you to jump ahead and read the last chapter, the story was meant
to be read in a particular sequence. To leave out a chapter or change the
order would lessen the thrill of the outcome.
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|Tim & Vicki Reiner in a Far Place
Motor vehicle stats: (UN World Statistical Yearbook)
USA – 765 motor vehicle per 1,000 people.
Brazil – 81 motor vehicle per 1,000 people.
Mozambique – 2 motor vehicles per 1,000 people.
Life expectancy at birth: (CIA World Factbook)
USA – 78 years
Brazil – 72 years
Mozambique – 51 years
Obesity percentage of population:
USA – 35.7% (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
Brazil - 15.8% (Associação Brasileira para o Estudo da
Obesidade e da Síndrome Metabólica)
Mozambique – 6.8% (Department of Hygiene and
Epidemiology, University of Porto Medical School,
The Mozambique ministry team is made up of 28 members. Each one has his
passport and purchased tickets. Each one is raising funds to cover the cost of
the mission project.
José Alves is a professional brick layer. A group of twenty men have rallied
together to cover the costs of his trip.
Eduardo, a business man, has been financially supporting two Mozambican
children for several years. He is going to see “his kids” and work on the
orphanage where they live.
Aline is a public school teacher that has not been paid for the last six months.
A settlement was reached and she will soon receive her back wages, just
enough for her mission’s trip.
Alice, 15 years old, was given a gift earlier this year, a round-trip ticket to Orlando, Florida to visit
Disney World. At a missions' conference on Treasure Island last month she was moved by God and
gave her gift to be used for her older sister, Amanda, to go to Mozambique on this mission’s trip.
Marcos is a 16 year old boy from the Casa Nova church. He printed up “I do odd jobs” business cards
and is distributing them throughout the church and community to get enough money for his trip.
Pastor Iranir sold his car so he can go. He wants to teach Bible doctrine to a group of approximately
200 Mozambican pastors. The brethren in his church are helping him by loaning him theirs cars. He
said, “A chance to teach Bible in this poor nation may only come once; the opportunity to buy a
used car comes often.”
This is only six of the 28 stories. If you want to participate in this chapter, let us know at
It’s because of the Gospel, Tim Reiner
A brand new chapter in the lives of our local churches has begun. This is an exciting chapter as our churches band together to send a group of
members of her very own to minister in Mozambique, Africa in August 2013. Mozambique is a Portuguese speaking country, one of the poorest
in the world.