JOÃO PESSOA, Brazil (BNc) — Jesus didn’t say “Peace, be still,” to these waves and wind and rain, but he did bring peace to two hearts from the Industrial District of the city, firstfruits of the area and concrete evidence of the hope for a new congregation.

Carlos and Girlene were baptized in the Atlantic Ocean Aug. 17 by Francinaldo. Carlos is already leading a 1 a.m. devotional in the factory where he works “with some of his co-workers, while others jeer,” missionary Joseph McKinney said.

Another family in the same neighborhood has requested a Bible study by Francinaldo.