We serve the Lord in the state of São Paulo, Brazil, having been commended by the assembly in Pirassununga in 1999. The Lord has blessed us with three lovely girls (maybe I’m biased): Lorena (24, married to Renan), Larissa (23, married to Henrique), and Leticia (17). By the mercy of God all three profess to be saved, and the two eldest, with their husbands, are in fellowship with the assembly here in Pirassununga. My parents, Ronnie and Janeta Watterson, first moved to this region in 1969. There were no assemblies here at that time, but since then the Lord has blessed the preaching of the Gospel, and He has planted nine assemblies according to the pattern presented in the New Testament. These assemblies are in a radius of 100km from Pirassununga, and we visit them regularly, enjoying happy fellowship with them. The towns are: Pirassununga, Aguaí, Leme, S. C. da Conceição, Descalvado, Ibaté, S. C. das Palmeiras, Porto Ferreira and Casa Branca.
We also see to help in the spread of the Gospel, visiting neighbouring towns with tracts and having Gospel meetings. Pray for the towns of Analândia, Araras, Poços de Caldas and Guaxupé where the seed is being sown by God’s grace.
Literature is an important aspect of the Lord’s work here. Since 1990 we have helped in the translation and publishing of the whole New Testament series of commentaries by John Ritchie Ltd. (What the Bible Teaches), and we are working our way through the Old Testament commentaries (7 of a total of 19 volumes have been published, and Genesis should be published in early 2020, DV). We have various other books translated and printed in Portuguese (books by the late Mr. McShane, “Marriage and the Family” by Dr. Sandy Higgins, the Assembly Testimony “Glory” books, etc.), and a free quarterly magazine, “O Caminho”. The web-site for the literature is http://www.lojasadoutrina.com.br
We value your prayers for guidance and help from the Lord as we seek to serve Him in this part of Brazil.