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Rodrigo De Souza Salvato
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Rodrigo & Evelyn Salvato

We met at a missionary conference, and we felt it was a sign of what was to come. A year and a half later, we got married, and for 15 years, we served in various ministries: Youth, Intercession, Worship, Discipleship, and Premarital Counseling.

We always did this with much love and dedication, but in 2015, something changed in our hearts. It was as if we had lost our connection with Brazil; we no longer felt that sense of belonging.

In 2016, the seed of Missions began to sprout, and the Lord asked us for one year of our lives; after that, He would show us the rest. We sold everything we had, accepted the call, and in September 2016, we started our missionary journey. Since then, we have traveled to various places like the USA, Zambia, Italy, Nepal, Slovenia, and Kyrgyzstan, but what truly marked us was Germany.

We came to Germany for the first time in 2017, and as soon as we arrived, there was an almost immediate connection. But the highlight was during a Bible distribution program in 2018. One day, while trying to give a Bible to an elderly man, he said, “I don’t need that.” At first, these words could have discouraged or disheartened us, but the effect was the opposite. We were overwhelmed with a feeling of compassion and love for these people.

Germany is in need of the gospel; every year, several churches are closed due to a lack of members or leaders. We are partners with Marburger Mission, a German missionary agency that has been sending missionaries around the world for over 90 years. To help these churches on the verge of closing and also to plant new churches, they created a Reverse Missions program (RENEW), which mobilizes churches to send missionaries to Germany.

But it took 5 years for the Lord to show us our destination. In January 2024, we moved to BARSSEL, in northwest Germany. Arriving in this place felt like coming home, even though we had never lived here before.

Our project is to plant a church in this city, and since we arrived, God has made great connections, and we are certain that much more is yet to happen.

Here are our prayer requests:

1) That we may learn German quickly
2) For our relationship with the local community
3) For our finances
4) For our parents

 

God Bless You Abundantly!!!!