December 18, 2006
really looked good.
We were home after being gone for two
our beach congregation was experiencing a
Our two preachers, because of work
restrictions, could not fulfill their
But, God is faithful and brought a
deacon from another part of the state to play
his guitar and lead the music.
a deacon from our mother church, a career
military man and a Bible School graduate,
said,”I trained to go out and help start
churches and I want to work in Iguape.”
So, Magnum will be Darrel’s chief
for Uniao (Union Baptist Congregation).
We are kind of divided.
Samuel, Darrel’s assistant pastor,
has graduated and moved to another state.
Two of our men want a seminary student
that preaches as well as Samuel did at the end
of his four years.
Darrel wants to pick a less experienced
student and develop him.
Some agree and some don’t.
Pray that we will all recognize God’s
man for the job.
teacher’s college is in the planning stage.
Pray for us as we set up the curriculum
of what we would like to teach.
This is to be submitted to the Ministry
Also we are researching university
library bibliographies to find out what books
we will need to buy.
You can help us by giving toward the
purchase of one or more books at $25.00 per
have a new web site address.
It is no longer .org. Please
check it out. We
have added more material.
you for your faithfulness in praying.
Thank you for your gifts.
a wonderful Christmas.
the moment we are in Durham, North Carolina,
playing with our grandchildren, Lucas and
Caleb; and getting ready for a family
mother with our daughter Joy and our son
mother, Elizabeth Haworth was 92 on October
12th. Our visit to the States began with her birthday celebration.
Then she started going down physically
and we wondered if the Lord had brought us
home for her funeral.
However, after two trips to the
hospital, an angioplasty and a stint in a
the coronary artery that was 98%
blocked, she came home with a new lease on
at Union Baptist
October our Uniao (Union) Congregation
baptized eight believers.
Samuel, Darrel’s co-pastor will be
graduating from Bible College on December 1st.
We plan to be there.
He has accepted a call to pastor a
congregation in Sao Luiz, Maranhao.
next big project is the library for the
teacher’s college. We need 4000 books with at least 1000 purchased new.
The average price is $25.00 per volume.
After Darrel’s mother came home from
the hospital she gave Darrel his birthday
present…a check for $25.00…and said,
“This is to buy the first book.”
A look at our mission financial
statement shows that others have already sent
much larger gifts.
would like to invite you to be a sponsor of
our teacher’s college library by donating towards
the purchase of one or more of the books.
Your gift can be sent to Baptist Mid-
P.O. Box 308011, Cleveland, OH
On a separate piece of paper note that
it is for Darrel Haworth’s account, Crato
You can also donate online,
and follow instructions for giving.
you so much for praying for us.
September 27, 2006
“O, sing we all with joy
On this great and festive day.
See! See! What
the King of kings has done! "
Franzé led the guests in singing as Darrel and
eight new believers went down the steps into
It was a celebration…the first
baptism of our congregation in Iguape, which
was to organize later that evening with 15
People began arriving in the afternoon.
One family came from Juazeiro,
several from Fortaleza, from Aquiraz; and
our colleagues, Bill and Dorothy Kettlewell,
The sun went down at 6:00 p.m. as
always and the sea breeze became cooler.
After a delicious dinner of oriental chicken on
rice, two salads, and "cafezinho",
everyone gathered near the pool to watch as
the excited candidates gave public testimony
to their trust in Christ alone for
Curiously watching were unsaved
family members, neighbors, two brothers from
the construction store where Darrel buys
building materials, a lady who lives by the
“big ear.” (public telephone)
Have you ever attended a conference in a nice
The majority of those baptized
accepted Christ as a result of a Christian
Conference held in the hotel where they
lady, the manager, was baptized along with
her three teen age children! She was so happy she did not notice the cool breeze, the
After the baptismal, we all picked up our chairs
and walked the short distance to our newly
As we were preparing the people for
membership we were also getting our old
dance hall; then beach house, and now church
remodeled by changing some rotten wood and
broken tiles in the roof, taking out
partitions, a bathroom, and putting down
clay tiles in their place.
With a final paint job of the beams
and walls we were ready.
Now, more people are
waiting to be baptized or to join by
you for your prayers,
September 7, 2006
Dear Praying Friends,
Everyone likes a parade! Our school children were all dressed up representing life in Brazil, for Independence Day, September 7th.
On a horse rode Dom Pedro I, who instead of returning to Portugal to assume the throne, declared Independence for Brazil,
It was quite a show with everyone marching, from the three year olds up to the second graders. We were impressed and pleased with
the effort and creativity that our staff had put into this parade. To see the parade, go to our web site:
www.haworthministries.org and click on
Jean is celebrating, too. She has finished all her medical exams and the oncologist told her that everything looks good. She is to return in
The construction continues with the roofing of our fourth building. This is to house our teachers' college so that we can train teachers for our Christian Day schools.
This week we initiated the process that hopefully within a year will allow us to begin classes and eventually be accredited.
This project will cost a minimum of $60,000.00 (dollars). To date we have received
$26,500.00 (dollars) This should take care of the legal work up to the opening of classes.
Now we need to equip a library. If you would like to buy a book let us know. We need 4000 books with 1000 of them on Education, in Portuguese. Many books can be donated but
some will have to be purchased.
Please pray with us for our school and college.
We've had some time to add more material on our web site. Check it out.
Thank you for praying!
Darrel & Jean
August 13, 2006
Dear Praying Friends,
A delayed flight out of Chicago made us
late for our international connection in
Miami. The other passengers cheered as we
hurried onto the plane. They had been
waiting. We made it but our baggage did not,
giving us an unencumbered all-day-layover in
São Paulo. We grabbed a bus to Campinas (1
1/2) hours, changed money, had lunch with
Tony and Monica (our colleagues in TVGN),
and took the bus back to the airport in
plenty of time to catch our flight to
Fortaleza. The next day our bags arrived.
God had "stored" them for us.
Our first week-end back in Brazil.
Thursday and Friday were spent negotiating
the purchase of the house in Iguape. The
deal was closed at 6:00 p.m.on Friday, June
30th. Only five of us knew.
The small house is for
sale for $6000.00. We would like to
buy it and tear it down.
Saturday evening the Iguape group met on
the veranda of the beach house as usual.
There were 39 present. Darrel began his
message telling how Nehemiah arrived in
Jerusalem and went at night to look at the
fallen walls. "Now, come look at the
walls with me. Bring your chairs. No one
knew where we were going as we followed out
the gate, down the sandy street, turned the
corner onto the cobblestone street, passed 4
houses, entered a gate into a long dark
driveway, went down 4 steps and into the
building. Everyone filed in and sat around
"Look around. What do you think? You
are looking at our church. It's ours!"
They were thrilled. Some shouted, some
laughed and some cried. The meeting became a
spontaneous thanksgiving service. They had
been praying daily for a "place."
When the beach house was rented there was no
where to meet.
Sunday evening we had a Bible study
around the table at the beach house. Five
women came with their children. One young
man walked in late. Dona Marleda introduced
him, "This is my oldest son, Marlon. He
has not accepted Christ as Savior, yet. He
sat down next to Darrel. At the end of the
study Darrel had us turn to John 3. He asked
Marlon to read several verses. Then he asked
him to read John 1:12. "What do you
think? Are you ready to trust in
Marlon thought for a minute before
answering, "Yes. I'm ready." We
prayed right there. What a nice way to end a
In Juazeiro do Norte, the primary
school at Esperança Baptist Church
re-opened after "winter" vacation
with 74 students. As the school grows, and
other Christian schools are opening in the
area, we are faced with a serious problem.
Where can we find prepared Christian
teachers? teachers who are not humanistic in
philosophy? teachers who believe in
Creation? Pray for our plans to start a
In our last update we asked for used
violins for the primary school students - to
begin a music program. We returned with
three violins. Thank you.
União Baptist Church is growing.
The members are reaching out to family and
friends, praying for their salvation. There
are several new faces. Dona Maria told me
that she has recently trusted in Christ as
her Savior. She realizes that He is the only
way of Salvation. She is Dalilah's mother.
Some of you "met" Dalilah, through
our power point presentation. She was saved
from an immoral life style a year ago.
The literacy classes are bumping along
with few students. Learning to read is hard
work and most have dropped out.
You will notice a new e-mail address: email@example.com
The Mindspring address will still reach
We have been without internet and without
e-mail since our return to Brazil. It took
awhile to resolve, but seems to be
Thank you for praying.
God bless you,
Darrel & Jean
May 2, 2006
Dear Praying Friends,
We arrived in Phoenix for our niece’s
wedding on April 1st. The family was all
there including our grandkids. It was one
whole week of visiting and partying.
We reported to churches in Phoenix and El
Paso, as well as spending time with Darrel’s
91 year old mother who lives by herself and
drives her own car. She is always an
encouragement to us.
In California, we were with Jean’s
brothers. One sister-in-law, Carol, is
battling ovarian cancer. Please pray for her
and her family.
We want to start a string class at
Esperanca school and have received two
violins so far. If you would like to donate
a violin, viola or cello please let us know.
We can also buy them in Brazil if you would
like to purchase one for $150.00.
In looking for ways to serve the
community, Uniao Baptist Church has started
a literacy class to teach reading to anyone
that wants to learn. They have 17 attending.
Most of them are not believers.
Our Iguape work has around 30 attending
the weekly Saturday night meetings and two
churches have used the beach house for
retreats this month.
We have been offered this 4000 square
foot house, just a block and a half from the
beach house, for $17,000 dollars. It is a
former dance hall and the top floor would
make a nice size auditorium. I told them I
did not have any money but if the Lord
supplied, I was interested.
We have received 4 laptop computers so
far for use in Brazil. If you have one to
donate let us know…Pentium 2 or newer.
Higher education has become the objective
of many Brazilians, so many that the State
and Federal systems cannot meet the demand;
and private colleges are starting up all
over the country. We have plans to start a
teachers’ college to provide teachers for
our church schools. Watch for more details
in our next update.
This month we are in Anchorage, Alaska,
visiting friends and supporting churches.
Darrel & Jean
March 23, 2006
Dear Praying Friends,
The last days of February were spent at
our Carnival Conference Retreat. Our
missionary colleague, Randy Pollard, gave
several presentations on Creation. They were
very well received. The technical material
went right over the heads of some of our
adults but not their kids.
After the talks on fossils, Randy and the
kids went through our rock pile finding
several little fish fossils! This was our
third Carnival Retreat at Esperança and the
Next we started our count down to leave
Juazeiro for the USA. This involved buying
100 sacks of cement, steel, sand, rock and
four truck loads of sand stone for the side
walks... enough material for four months of
construction while we are gone.
We finished remodeling a room and
installing a sound studio for a young man to
practice on and learn to operate while we
are gone. Another young man, a seminary
student is to film and produce a weekly
Sunday deaf service for our internet TV.
Our maid is to finish the eighth grade
and maintain a daily 9:00 A.M. prayer hour
at the União Congregation. And there were
still others with their assignments.
March 16th we left it all in the Lord's
hands and drove to Fortaleza. There we
worked with the bookkeeper writing check
after check after check to pay the taxes and
for him to take to Juazeiro to pay those
workers laid off. With the business taken
care of we concentrated on Iguape for the
week end and four months of absence. We
again left checks to cover expenses and
found a couple to help in the congregation
that meets there.
We knew Flavio and Rosangela as seminary
students. They are now managing an orphanage
close by and are interested and eager to
help us in this new work. What an example of
the Lord's provision. They will join
Francisco José in evangelization and
preaching in our Saturday night services.
March 20th we flew out of Fortaleza for
São Paulo and a few days of working on our
website, our web TV, preparing for our visit
in the States, and of course writing more
checks, dollar checks.
March 30th we will arrive in Phoenix for
our niece's wedding.
Please pray with us for all those who
will be holding the fort.
Darrel and Jean
February 24, 2006
Dear Praying Friends,
This past week-end we made an unexpected
trip to Iguape and the beach house. Saturday
we visited various people in the town,
inviting them to a service that evening...at
Six of us sat on the veranda and waited.
Seven o'clock came and went. We were all
feeling a bit down. Darrel suggested we pray
for those we invited. As we bowed our heads,
the first carload arrived. By 8:00 there
were 44 people! We had a good service.
After it was all over and they had gone
home, we were overwhelmed with the joy and
thrill of starting a new work. It's an
emotional experience akin to leading
somebody to Christ. There were Christians
who had moved to Iguape and had no
church. There were unbelievers who
need to hear about Christ. Most of them
stayed around and talked
afterwards. Bible studies will be held
Carnaval week-end begins Saturday,
February 25th. This is the Brazilian
version of Mardi Gras...the big blow out
before Lent. It ends with Ash
Wednesday. Believers want to keep
their young people off the streets so most
of the churches have retreats.
Our retreat will be at Esperanca
Baptist Church. Missionary colleague,
Randy Pollard, is going to give a
series of power point presentations on
Evolution. This is a little
taught subject in our area. All the
local educational institutions teach
Evolution as a proven fact.
Thank you so much for your continued
interest in the ministry, for your
faithfulness in financial support and for
praying! We appreciate each of you and
we rejoice that we are being
remembered in prayer.
God bless you,
Darrel and Jean
February 14, 2006
Dear Prayer Partners,
Euzimarques, our camp director, got
married January 28th. Since his wedding was
on the way to the beach (Iguape) we offered
to take him and his bride with us for their
honeymoon. It was all a joke but he took us
up on it.
The week in Iguape was very profitable.
One church sent an evangelistic team to pass
out tracts and sign people up for home Bible
studies. Zeneide, a recent graduate of the
Seminary and missionary for Esperança
Baptist Church was also with us. Even the
In a neighboring private primary school,
we presented a Bible story, taught a verse
and sang a chorus. At the end of the class
we invited the children to our house on
Saturday morning for a children's club. Ten
That night we had about 80 people for a
service on the veranda. They came from the
church that sent the evangelistic team, from
an orphanage, from Iguape and several small
towns that surround Iguape.
Nerinha owns a grocery store in Iguape.
We went to buy some things for supper and
found her reading a tract that Francisco
Jose had given her, and her Bible. She read
the tract to Darrel. "Does your life
seem as void as that tract says?" he
"Yes." she answered. Between
selling a pack of cigarettes to one
customer, some eggs to another, a bottle of
whiskey to another, she continued to read to
Darrel. When she got to the end he asked her
if she would like to accept Christ as her
"Yes, I would." She waited on
two more customers. At the next lull she and
Darrel prayed and she accepted Christ. She
is our first convert in Iguape. Pray for
her. She has not made it to a service
because of the store. We left a Bible
correspondence course with her. The next day
when Darrel went in to pay the bill, she was
working on it.
Our Brazilian helper, Francisco Jose, is
going every week-end to conduct Bible
Plans for a short trip to the USA include
an April 1st wedding in Phoenix. Then we
will visit family in El Paso and S.
California, before going on to Alaska to
visit churches. From there we will go to
Nashville and Durham. There will be another
family wedding in June. Because of Darrel's
bad eyes we are not planning any cross
country car trips. This means we will miss
several of you. We are sorry.
Please pray for Darrel's eyes.
Thank you for your part!
Darrel and Jean
January 25, 2006
Dear Praying Friends,
The VW Van pulled up to the curb. The
boys all crowded around and one spoke,
"Hurray! We get to go to camp!"
His mother looked hurt, "Why are you
so happy to go off and leave us? Won't you
even miss us?"
"We eat at camp! Is there anything
to eat at home?"
Since the camp is free, the meals are
very simple but still a banquet for these
kids. We also serve them lots of Bible
stories, missionary stories, memory verses,
sermons, videos, skits, sports and then help
them drop exhausted into their hammocks.
It's boys one week and girls the next.
There were six saved each week. The first
time a child comes to camp he does not pay.
After that he pays ($2.50) unless he brings
a friend. The staff is made up of volunteers
so our only expense is food. This is the
third year and the team is getting pretty
good. Next year they hope to raise money
from local sources and in the future they
won't even need us. How nice.
Thank you for praying for Jean. She has
finished the radiation treatments and will
see the oncologist in two weeks to discuss
the next step.
Jean’s sister, Sarah, continues to
improve slowly. She does have polycystic
disease of the kidneys and the liver. She
has returned to work for an hour or two a
day. That is all she has been able to handle
so far. Laboratory tests show she is
This is rush week! Classes at the School
at Esperanca Baptist Church are beginning on
February 2nd. Darrel and the building crew
are rushing to get the new classrooms ready.
The teachers are rushing to prepare their
materials and move into these new
classrooms. It will be close but we'll make
We're relying on a carpenter who has a
drinking problem to finish our doors. Please
pray for Jose, who would like to be a
practicing Jehovah's Witness, but is not
making it. We would like to see him accept
Christ. We would also like to see him finish
the doors for the classrooms!
It looks as though we will be having one
pre-school class at Uniao Baptist Church. No
one was interested until we lowered the
monthly rates from $8.00 to $4.00 a month.
In order to obtain this good rate, one of
the parents must do the Bible correspondence
courses offered by Source of Light. Please
pray for enough students. We are looking for
ways to serve the community, to open doors
into the homes.
Would you like to earn a Bible? You must
memorize the books of the Bible, complete
one of the Source of Light courses, receive
the diploma and memorize five Bible verses
that explain the plan of Salvation. So far
we have given out 12 Bibles but we have more
if you are interested. Several of the
neighborhood children around Uniao Baptist
Church are working hard. At first they
thought it impossible but the ladies of the
church are helping them.
We need your prayers.
Darrel and Jean
P.S. We will be coming to the USA, April
1st for two family weddings. While there we
will visit some of our churches, probably in
Alaska. We need 40,000 air miles on American
Airlines, or 60,000 miles on another. If you
can donate these miles it would sure help
us. Write to us on e-mail.