In today’s prayer time we’re heading south — to Brazil. We’re going to pray for Caron Johnson, one of our missionaries who serves there. Before COVID-19, Johnson was teaching English in several towns in Brazil. But travel restrictions meant she had to stay put for months.
Johnson did not quit — rather, she moved online and came up with a new approach to language learning. How about arranging for missions-minded Southern Baptists in America to teach English online to South Brazil Seminary students?
Brazilian Baptists have partnered with Southern Baptists for 140 years. Like Southern Baptists in America, Brazilian Baptists have a missions program that reaches many countries. If Portuguese-speaking Brazilian Baptists can speak English, they can communicate with many more people as they do missions.
Johnson’s English classes are based on the Book of Mark, so the learning process is Bible-based. Her idea succeeded so well she has launched similar online learning system at a second Brazilian seminary plus at a language institute. Our church supports Caron Johnson through our Cooperative Program giving. Let’s pray for her now.