A team of women under the sponsorship of Women of Grace USA is currently in Brazil for a ministry trip. Your prayers are requested for an incident they encountered this Sunday morning. Here are a few of the details:
The team had a wonderful weekend retreat at a camp with around 100 Brazilian women and the weekend went very well until 6am today (Sunday). At that time, five armed men came into the camp and robbed the entire group. Fortunately nobody was hurt in the robbery. The robbers took cameras, watches, cash, rings, and anything they thought was valuable.
After the attack, a call was made to GBIM missionary Wayne Patton, whose wife, Ellen, was with the team, and several men from the church came to the camp and helped take the women back home. According to reports all the women were safe and the team from the USA is doing fine and want to continue their ministry.
The GBIM office is in contact with the Pattons and monitoring the situation. Please continue to pray for them as they continue their time there. This was the only time that they were going to be out in a secluded place and the rest of the time they will be in churches or more populated areas. Tomorrow they are supposed to travel down the Amazon River to visit with the Bill Burks.