Anytime someone receives Christ for salvation it is truly a miracle, but this Christmas the Cordeiro family experienced a very special miracle and an answer to many years of prayer from God's people.
On December 23, 2007, immediately following a special Christmas Eve Candlelight Service filled with special music and a message from God's Word, Rudy's dad accepted Christ as his Savior!!!
Rudy's mom has personally been praying for her husband's salvation for 35 years, and many other family and friends--including entire churches here in the States and overseas-- have been praying for nearly as long.
It was extra special that it happened so close to Christmas--the very holiday where we celebrate Christ's birth, God becoming man to die on the cross for all those who choose to believe!
It was neat that ALL of the Cordeiro's could be there that night as well. Rudy's mom was there, of course, Tati is home for Christmas from Brazil, and Rafael & Susana are visiting from NC. I have not been attending church due to my restrictions of bedrest, but had planned ahead and asked my doctor if I could attend the Christmas Eve Service at our church-- so even I was able to be there along with Rudy & Cami!
We were all rejoicing in his salvation, and we praise the LORD for answering prayer and saving another soul!