Mike and Kelli have been serving in Brazil since 2006 when God called them to share His love with the Curto people in Central Brazil. The Curto people are an animistic group that live in great fear of the spirits. When the Andersons first arrived, there wasn’t a single Curto Christian and no interest in the Gospel.
The Andersons spent their first few years analyzing the Curto language, developing literacy materials, preparing oral Bible stories, and translating the first Scripture portions to promote interest in the Gospel. Some seeds of interest began to grow. In 2013, there was a breakthrough when, through miraculous circumstances, the first Curto family began to study at the Ammi Training Center. Ammi is a school where indigenous people from all over Brazil come to learn about God. Although the Curto family came to Ammi primarily seeking physical safety, they soon found safety for their souls as one-by-one the entire family came to know Christ. The daughter was the first Curto believer and she developed a strong passion to see her people worship the one true God. The Curto church is growing despite persecution and more new believers are studying God’s Word at Ammi.
In 2015, Mike and Kelli moved to the Ammi Training Center and currently serve by teaching, discipling and working alongside these new Curto believers, as well as students from other language groups. They also help lead mission teams both going out from Ammi to local villages and receiving teams from the States to serve at Ammi. God is growing his church among the Curto and other indigenous people of Brazil. It is an exciting time as God is turning hearts from fear of the spirits to faith in Christ.
- Pray for Curto church
- strength for believers as they endure persecution
- courage as they boldly share their faith
- Pray for Mike and Kelli
- strength and safety for each day
- wisdom as they share the gospel to many peoples of many cultures
- schooling for their children as there are limited options beyond homeschooling