John and Ruth Navis have been missionaries in Brazil since June of 1990. John’s first challenge was to learn the language (Ruth is Brazilian), so he could effectively minister to the people of Sao Luis. The Navis’ ministry is working to transform lives for Christ and teaches that it is the job of everyone to make disciples.
Over the years, John has been teaching some of the men to preach, some of those have left Sao Luis to preach in other cities. Outreach is a very important part of their ministry, resulting regularly in decisions for Christ. Members of the church evangelize through evangelistic Bible studies, Vacation Bible School, and other outreach activities.