Kevin Millard serves as the Director for Portuguese-speaking countries for Anchored In Truth. He is a graduate of UNA and Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary. He and his wife have been serving the Lord as missionaries for over 25 years. They served in Albania for five years before arriving in Brazil in May of 2000. From 2002 to 2007 they helped to plant a church in the city Niteroi. In 2007 they were invited to work with Fiel Ministries in Sao Jose dos Campos (Sao Paulo), where Kevin served as the director of a pastoral library program, which helped Portuguese-speaking pastors in Brazil and other countries attain Reformed literature. Kevin has also helped with a children's ministry call AME, where he shares weekly devotionals and offers spiritual counseling to the children. Kevin is presently the Interim Pastor at Grace Baptist Mission in São Jose dos Campos. He and his wife, Edinéia, have two grown children, Deborah and Stephen. Grace Life Church and Anchored in Truth have been faithfully involved in the Millards' lives and ministry all of these years through giving and praying.
Update from Pastor Kevin Millard (April 2022):
Greetings from Brazil!
It is hard to believe we are already well into the month of April. It seems like yesterday we were welcoming in the new year, but time just keeps rolling along! As it does, we must keep our hearts and minds focused on "things above" and remember our purpose in life, which is to grow in grace, enjoy our fellow with the Father, and live for His glory. Are we doing that? Are we helping others to do that? Paul wrote to Timothy, "You therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus. And the things that you have heard from me among many witnesses, commit these to faithful men who will be able to teach others also" (2 Tim. 2:1-2). May the Lord find us faithful in investing in eternal things, in the lives of others, and laying our treasures in heaven.
The ministry at Grace Baptist Mission (photos) is growing and going as Brazil opens back up and as church activities are getting underway. A number of visitors and prospective new members have been attending in recent weeks. This Sunday, April 10, will be the mission church's 6th anniversary service, complete with a pot-luck dinner! A four-day churchwide Easter Retreat is scheduled for next week. We will also be resuming discipleship training classes this month and making plans for Vacation Bible School in late July, Lord willing. Other children's ministries geared toward students from a local school are also in the works, along with a small AIT encounter for pastors and leaders. In November, the mission church is planning to organize as an autonomous church. Please be praying for our services, Retreat, and other ministry events in the coming days. We make plans, but trust the Lord to direct our steps according to His will (Proverbs 16:9).
In an update on family things from our March report, our daughter Deborah (photo) has been accepted to enroll for a one-year Bible course at Reformation Bible College in Sanford, Florida, which begins in August. We have applied for scholarship/financial aid funds, which we hope will be available. At this point we really have no idea what the costs will be (housing, tuition, etc.), but if it is the Lord's will, He will open the doors. The first step was to be accepted...so far, so good. Pray with us as we look to the Lord concerning His will in Deborah's life.
A special THANKS to our supporters for your continued faithfulness in giving to Lord's work here in Brazil. The Lord is building His church and we are blessed to be a part of what He is doing. A blessed Easter celebration to you!
- Pastor Denis (co-pastor with Kevin) and his family (see photo)
- Mission church anniversary and Easter Retreat (April 14-17)
- Children's ministries and VBS (July)
- Community outreach and discipleship
- Lord's direction and provision for Deborah (Bible college) and Stephen (job)
- Our family's spiritual growth and devotion to the Lord
- Future Anchored in Truth projects/training
Kevin, Edinéia, Deborah and Stephen Millard