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A Journey of Miracle: Living for Serving

A Journey of Miracles: Living for Serving For nothing will be impossible with God. (Luke 1:37) If you have read all my posts so far, I know you agree with me that I have experienced a journey of miracles. How I survived a lonely, starving, and depressed childhood. The raising of my dad from his bed of death to a life of honor and dignity. The preservation of my life in the dark time of my adolescence struggling with alcohol, drugs, fights, and hostility. How God delivered me from the domain of the darkness and transferred me to the kingdom of His beloved son Jesus Christ. How God called me to ministry and made me a pastor over His sheep. Finally, you learned about the miracle of the new chapter that God started in my life bringing me to the United States to get my formal education. In this last post, I want to share with you a little more about my journey of miracles. Nevertheless, before I move on, I want to state the purpose of my posts. I want to be clear as to what is

The New Life

The New Life: A Powerful Transformation Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has  passed away; behold, the new has come.  (Gal. 5:17) The New Life: Cleaning the Inside As I wrote in the last post, the day when I came to Christ was April 24 th , 1991, a Wednesday night prayer service. I also said that night Jesus set me free from drugs, but I was still struggling with alcohol and cigarettes. Yet, I wrote that after the pastor shared with me that God had spoken to him that one day I would be the pastor of that church - Around June 1991 I got strengthened to fight with my alcohol addiction. On that day I made a commitment to God to stop drinking, and I did stop. No more alcoholic drink. Those words, said by the pastor, about me being a pastor at that church echoed in my mind day and night. It seemed insane, but I liked that; I wanted those words to come true in my life. I began to pray about being a pastor. I made myself available to God. I sta

Light in the Darkness: The Healing Hope

Light in the Darkness: The Healing Hope “The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.” (John 1:5) The two voices from the inside In the midst of my darkest time, the fear of death was growing in my heart. I knew the kind of life that I was living was not right, and on the inside of myself, I knew that I had to change my ways. But how to do that? I had tried before, and that didn’t work. I began struggling with the thought of changing my lifestyle and not being able to do that by myself. I started to fight a battle with two voices coming from the inside of myself.  The voice in favor of my change was trying to convince me that it was possible for me to change and my dad was the best example that I had. My dad changed. He had left his addiction behind him and was living a life of honor and dignity, so I could too. All that I had to do was to follow his example, but I knew that I was not as strong as my dad was. Also, I was convinced that my life

Healing Hope Channel

Hello dear friends. I just posted on facebook the second part of my life story earlier today. As I said before, these posts are part of a new project ministry that God has placed on my heart. Reading it will help you know me better and to understand the goal of this new ministry. Please read it, and share it. Also, I have created a this blog as part of the new project and I am sure God will use it for his glory. please share this blog as well. People need hope and the goal of this new ministry is to tell them about the Healing Hope available to all. Valmir Pereira

The Darkest Age: Deep Calls to Deep

The Darkest Age: Deep calls to deep  My soul is cast down within me… Deep calls to deep (Psalm 42:6a; 7a)             I finished my first post saying: “Although things got a little better for me at that time, it was about to become worse.” The worst period of my life took place during my adolescence as a consequence of bad choices that I made. However, before I move in that direction, I want to share with you some good and even great things that happened in my family and consequently in my life.                The Raising of a Hero             In 1980, my family was experiencing some relief in regard to starvation. It was because my older sister and my oldest brother got a job and they were able to help with the bills and groceries and the other needs. Although things were going well, things were about to become even better, because God was, in silent, working in favor of our family. At that time, I remember my mom began to attend a charismatic church. At that church s

A Troubled Childhood: Losses, Starvation, Loneliness and Depression

A Troubled Childhood: Losses, Starvation, Loneliness and Depression “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy…” (John 10:10a)  Everybody has a life story. Some people like it and some don’t, and some don’t care about it, but the truth of the matter is that everybody has one. You have your own life story as I have mine. I would love to hear yours, but for now, I wanted to ask your permission to share with you my life story. Also, I want to encourage you to read it from the beginning to the end as if you are going on a journey. I pray that by reading my story, you will be inspired and challenged to change the way you see your own story because things can change, and it can change for good or even for the better.  I am Valmir Pereira, proudly “Pastor” Valmir Pereira, and this is my story. I was born into a poor and very problematic Catholic family in one of the most impoverished cities in the State of São Paulo, Brazil. Poverty was not the primary cause of our famil
Hello friends, In the next coming days and weeks, I will be posting my testimony of life, including childhood, adolescence, salvation, calling for ministry and plans for the future. These posts are part of a new ministry project that I am working on, and overall, it is a message of hope to those who may feel lost and hopeless. Also, I wanted you to know little more about my life story and the transforming power of the gospel. I will be breaking up these posts into five:      A Troubled Childhood: Losses and Loneliness       The Darkest Age: Deep calls to deeps       Light in the Darkness: The Healing Hope      The New Life: A Powerful Transformation         A Journey of Miracles: Living for Serving I hope all of you may spend some of your precious time reading this posts and praying for me and for the plans that God has placed on my heart. Thanks!