Haggai leader Amaury Moitinho has made the best of things during these unprecedented times. Hailing from Brazil, he finds that people still have a deep, innate longing for Jesus, whether they currently know Him or not. And he finds it so rewarding to be able to share THE answer for all people for all time — with those whom God puts in his path.
That path has been marked out for Amaury for a while now, as he serves as his nation’s president of the Youth Federation of the Seventh Day Baptist Church in Brazil. He is responsible for all youth leaders around the country, which includes 110 churches.
Like the rest of the world, the pandemic slowed things down and shifted dynamics from life as usual to life’s new normal. From canceling youth events around the country to stopping visits among church members, Amaury adapted and is reaching more people than he ever thought possible.
In large part, he credits the Haggai Leader Experience with helping him be flexible and learn to try new things. “Haggai has helped me by giving me lots of tools in order to develop new systems to attract new people to God. Also, these tools have helped me to disciple the people we already have in our circles of influence.”
Amaury is passionate about virtual ministry in an age that increasingly demands digital outreach.
Using social media, Amaury does live feeds to share messages of hope and life. He shares, “I started recording lives on Facebook and YouTube, sharing the Gospel with teens and young adults every weekend. We include music and preaching a short Gospel message. I have a talented team that helps me broadcast these across the various platforms.”
He also created a group on WhatsApp for all the youth leaders in the 110 churches he serves. “This helps me keep in touch with the leaders and be available for them, whenever they might need something.
“A key to the future of sharing the Gospel, I think, is to develop virtual systems to be faster and easier to connect people. And also the message must be shorter, objective, and effective. In my opinion, people do not have much time to see long preaching anymore.
“Haggai has provided me with a new dimension in my relationship with the Lord God that makes me renewed to go on working for His Kingdom, even in these days when things have been turned upside down. It is an honor to keep sharing Him with others, both near and far.”
Written by Valerie Dyke