Márcia in one of the classes for the group [Photo Courtesy of the South American Division]

General Conference

Teacher donates her time for 12 years in Bible class

More than 80 baptisms were achieved through the visiting class in Campo Grande, Rio de Janeiro

Brazil | Ayanne Karoline

A trained teacher, Márcia do Santos, has dedicated her time to a different class. For over 12 years, she has been leading a Bible class in Campo Grande, Rio de Janeiro. In the space prepared to receive students, attached to the local Seventh-day Adventist church, many stories of transformation have been experienced and more than 80 people have been baptized through this work. 

“I love what I do and I do it because Jesus called me to do it. In all this time, I [have seen] so many lives changed! [It is amazing that Jesus uses] people as flawed as us to do this work”, said Márcia. 

One of the people reached by her work was Vladimir de Paula. He and his wife learned about the class, attended, and were baptized. Today, inspired by his teacher, he has also become a Bible instructor. “I was baptized in this room and now I have the opportunity to give Bible studies and lead others to baptism,” he says.

This article was originally published on the South American Division’s Portuguese news site