Adam & Melissa Gibson
Furlough: It seems like just last year we were in the States on furlough. It is hard to believe what all has happened since February 2019 when we returned to Portugal. Our plan is to return to the States in July of this year and come back in the beginning of 2024. During our furlough there are a few things that we need to do. The first thing we need to do is raise more support. Since the birth of our fourth kid we have needed to raise more support. Sadly out insurance has increased as well so that added to the need to raise more support. In all we need to raise $1,300 per month to reach 100%. We are praying for new churches to partner with us to help reach this amount. Would you pray with us about this and or pray about partnering with us? We trust that God will provide for us as He has provided for us in the past.
Milestone: April 10, 2015 was our first day living in Portugal which means that yesterday we have lived here for 8 years! It is mind-blowing to think about all that God has done for us in the past 8 years. It has been a privilege to serve the Lord in Portugal as we reach out to the lost and share the Gospel with them. Our desire is to be here as long as God is using us here. We love living in Portugal and working with the church plant in our community.
Church Plant: Wow there is so much that I could say about the church plant (IBEC). God is blessing us and we have seen the church grow to the point that we are desperately needing a new building! I know it is a good problem to have, and we are praising the Lord for this problem. But we are also praying that God would provide for us a bigger building. Last month we received a letter from the owners of our building that we need to be out by July first of this year! As we prayed and prayed and looked and looked for a new building we kept coming up with nothing as far as new leads for a building. But one day our colleague was walking by the office that owns our building and he stopped by to talk with them, and praise God he did. He found out that our building was being traded (odd I know) to another company and the new owner was there. He talked with him and explained our situation of not having anywhere to move. After a few days the owner came back and said that we have one year to move instead of just a few months. We praise God for the extension we were given and are now trusting God to show us the new building where the church can meet. Our goal as a church is to buy and not rent so that this will not happen again. Please pray with us for a new church building. If you would like to be part of giving to this need, please contact me and I will let you know how you can do that. Thank you so much for your prayers, love and support!