"When you (Pastor Marcelo and Denise) arrived at our ministry, we were going through a very difficult time, without any pastoral care. We had been through a period that was so difficult and frustrating that we were actually thinking of leaving the missionary work. But your arrival was the "dividing of the waters" and once again we were able to experience the concern and loving care of God through your lives. We are thankful to God for your life. We love you."
Lucas, Fabiana e David
"When you say the names of Pastors Marcelo and Denise what comes to our minds is "caring parents". Once someone told us that the kind of pastoral care that we were looking for does not exist, but we disagreed because we had extraordinary experiences of God's care through the lives of this couple whom we love greatly. We believe in their ministry of caring for those who are on the front lines, a loving care that invests in quality time, laughter, crying and primarily lots of the Word of God. We love you."
Filipe e Marcela Chagas
"The ministry of this couple is very important. To have someone that can listen to us and orientate us was fundamental at various times in my life. They were by my side at my most difficult moments and this made all the difference. To have people you can count on strengthens us, be it emotionally or spiritually. They are those kind of people that are with you to help you in any and every situation.. They were always there at the moments when I needed it most."
Francisco e Danyse Bezerra
Bom Jesus da Lapa- BA
"When a vocation comes from God, the result is glory to Him. It's very clear in the lives of Pastor Marcelo and Denise that theirs is to care for and give hospitality. With this couple, whom we have as a reference, it's been more than a few times that we have counted on them receiving us and encouraging us with their loving care. We are truly blessed to know them and have them in our lives. We pray that others will be blessed by their obedience to the call of the Lord."
Andrey, Suéllen e Arão
"When we got to know pastor Marcelo and sister Denise, we were going through a very difficult time in our ministry. This couple, in our lives, were literally a gift from God, helping us through prayer, counselling, and on top of all that, became great friends and mentors. We praise the Lord for your lives."
Pr. Icaro Pra. Cristina
"We have been and still are tremendously blessed and impacted by this family, their testimony and life. You certainly have been God's channel for us! The advice that has blessed us, the arm always extended to serve, the wisdom at any given moment and the admonishments given in love. We can see God's Character in you! We thank God for having had the honor to know you. We love you."
Jhonata e Sara Barbosa
"We have always felt that we were given special attention and care from someone who was always present, a proximity of fellowship and friendship, and the certainty that we could call you at any time and be attended to immediately. We always felt restored through our meetings/encounters. To have the assurance and security that comes from pastoral care makes all the difference in the ministry of a pastor, of a missionary, of a christian."
Pr. Edimo e Angela
"For our family it was a gift from God to have gotten to know Pastor Marcelo and Denise... always serving, loving, counselling, listening, etc. A couple that has inspired, motivated and encouraged us to serve God at home, in the church, on the mission field and everywhere. Without a doubt they are a couple who have helped us want to draw closer to Jesus and people. We are grateful to God for having had the honor to know them and serve in ministry with them."
Rodrigo e Jéssica
"I, my wife and 2 children, arrived in the hinterland in March of 2019 for our first experience in full-time missions. The move from a different State, the change in culture and a whole new routine with the mission was very challenging for us. The adaptation was not easy. But we thank God for the life of pastor Marcelo and his wife Denise. They invested their time to listen to us, to counsel us and be with us. If today we are in Petrolina-PE, firm and convicted of our call, we owe it to the marvelous care and support of this couple! Thank you Marceo and Denise. We love you."
Joseph e Samella
"We give thanks to the Lord for the lives and ministry of Pastor Marcelo and Denise, who with dedication and without reservation took care of us at key moments in our ministerial journey – and still do that, even from a distance. They embrace the missionary, counsel with wisdom, have respect and sensitivity to the local reality and never shy away from what the Lord tells them to say. Personally, we have them as an example and we can open our hearts on any issues, with the confidence that there is a man and woman of God, wise and experienced, ready to walk with us."
Sthenio e Paula
You don´t know our Pastoral couple?
They have prepared a short video telling about their ministry journey.