Sustained by Resurrection Hope in Brazil

April 28, 2023 • Portuguese

2023 5 Sustained Resurrection Hope

Two mothers from Brazil recently found hope in messages from ReFrame Ministries' Portuguese outreach partners.

Elaine knew that she wouldn't have much time with her son, Nicolas, but that hardly made her loss any easier. When Nicolas passed away after about one month of living in the hospital—struggling with a heart condition—Elaine and her husband began searching for answers from God as to why he would let this happen.

Meanwhile, a mother named Liliana was also experiencing grief after losing her firstborn adult daughter.

"I feel like I am living in the desert after Natalia's death," Liliana shared, explaining that while most of her support system was back in Brazil, she was currently living out of the country with her other daughter.

Thankfully, both Elaine and Liliana found hope in God's Word. Both of the mothers are regular followers of Luz Para O Caminho (Light for the Way), ReFrame's partner ministry in Brazil.

Many of the devotionals and podcasts from ReFrame offer encouraging words in times of trial, pointing instead to the hope we have in Christ’s Resurrection.

"On a difficult day, we can't succumb to the dark picture that presents itself to us," wrote Rev. Hernandes Dias Lopes, ReFrame's Portuguese ministry leader, in a devotional message based on Psalm 30. "We must look to the future with hope, because God is in control of all storms. Storms don't surprise Him, nor do they resist His sovereign command."

Thanks to support from ministry shares, individual gifts to ReFrame, and offerings, both Elaine and Liliana found the spiritual support that they needed.

"Your prayers and God's Word have truly sustained me and my husband," Elaine said. "Please continue to pray for us."

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