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Missionaries
JOHN AND BETTtE NICHOLS

Sob Paulo, Brazil

Finoncial Secretary
MRS. R. W. FOX
632 COLLINS AVENUE

January 30, I959

PUEBLO. COLORADO

Dear Fellow Worker for Christ,

This is an in^ortant announcementJ We are making our final plans to go to Brazil in April. But we need your help immediately. Unless you help us we will not be able to sail in April, We need

#1,$00.00 to buy our tickets, to cover the cost of shipping and


customs. At present we do not have enough on hand to pay the

flOO.OO reservation deposit required for our tickets.


need $200,00 in monthly commitments.

Also we

Jesus said, "It is more blessed to give than to receive." What have we given?
THE . loros

Our lives that we might work for Jesus. God willing, we plan to make Brazil our earthly home BXid to preach there until
our Lord calls us home to heaven.

What can you give?

You can give five

dollars a month or more as a fellow

_ worker for Christ in Brazil. Yo\ir time BXid money together with our lives can be the instrument through which many can find salvation in Brazil. The one without the other

is ineffective. How can you send if we do not go? And how can we go if you do not send? This is a cooperative endeavor, you supply ing your time and money and we our lives, with the result that
souls will be won for eternity.

May you sense the joy of achievement as you prayerfully fill in the enclosed commitment card. Perhaps you will want to give more than five dollars a month for 6od*s work in Brazil. If so, please indicate your desire on the card.
Your friends and fellow workers for Christ,

John and Bettie Nichols

P.S. Please send your gifts and commitments to our forwarding secretary, Mrs. R, W. Pox, 632 Collins Avenue, Pueblo, Colorado.
We will be traveling during the next few months before we leave. Pray for us.

Christ, Portsmouch, Ohio is one of our livinglink

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churches. Wc have greatly enjoyed the two months we

PORTSMOUTH S LARGEST CHURCH

US in many ways. Although

Central has done much in the way of supporting local evangelistic work, we are the first missionaries to be sent by them to a foreign
field. Their enthusiasm and interest shown in our plans is most

encouraging. When Central's house of worship has been remodeled,


it will appear as shown here. The First Christian Church, Michigan City, Indiana is another

Newsletter of John and Bettie Nichol s

Volume 3, Number 1, March 1959

SAILING-MAY 21ST

of our livinglink churches. At present this mission-minded church is giving livinglink support to missionaries in Japan and India and to a new local congregation. Now they are sending us as their third minister to a foreign field. At this time the Michigan City church
does not have a minister. Their former minister was Coleman T.

Reservations have been made to sail on the Del Norte leaving from New Orleans on May 21, 1959. We will arrive in Santos, the

port for Sao Paulo, on June 5th. As soon as possible we will move
on to Sao paulo to enter language school.

Sparrow now in West Virginia.


The Sunset Park Church of Christ, Pueblo, Colorado is giving

At present we are working with the Central Church of Christ,


Portsmouth, Ohio to become better acquainted with the members and they with us. Later wewill be visiting a couple of our support

us ten percent of their income. This church is a new congregation. Although they do not have a building of their own,they are stepping out in faith and sending the Gospel to Brazil. The minister of this
forward-looking congregation is Hugh Harris.

ing churches in northern Indiana. If you wish to contact us before


we sail, write us in care of our Financial Secretary, Mrs. R. W. Fox, 632 Collins Avenue, Pueblo, Colorado. She will be receiving and banking your contributions for us.

Our other supporters both old and new are: East Side Church of Christ, Des Moines, Iowa; Pleasant Hill Christian Church, Kansas, Illinois; the Women's Council, Murray, Iowa; and the Youth Group, First Christian Church, Joliet, Illinois. Also there are several
individuals who have made commitments. We appreciate the prayers

Pray for us. Pray that we will reach Brazil without any more delays and that we will always be found faithful in His service. Our first Sunday in Brazil will be June 7th, Will all of our friends please observe this day as "Prayer for Nichols Sunday?"

and support of all these many friends of onirs. We pray for God's
blessings on each of them.
SUPPORTING CHURCHES

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first congregation to give us support. Recently, this church increased its support for us by 100 percent. Also a very generous offering was received from them for our travel fund, plus many designated gifts during the past two years. The Hessville church is Bettie's home congregation. Their minister is John Snyder. (Continued on back page)

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Missionaries
JOHN AND BETTIE NICHOLS

Sao Paulo, Brazil

Financial Secretary
MRS, R. W. FOX

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March 1959
Dear Christian Friend,

S32 COLLINS AVENUE

PUEBLO, COLORADO

The people of South America are pleading,


"Help us find Christ! We do not know where to turn. Show us your Lord and Saviour so that we also can serve Him",

They do not know the old old story, of Jesus and His glory, Of Jesus and His
love.

Perhaps you cannot go and tell them in


person. Yet, you can provide the means by which they can learn about Jesus. We

ar^ ready to go and tell the people of


South America the old gospel story. Although we do not have full support we are goi^g ahead with plans to sail in May. To
make our work completely effective we

nee^ another $75, 00 in monthly commitments,


Paul had a vision of a Macedonian man

We have not had a vision as Paul did in the night. But we do have a vision

who pleaded with him, saying, "Come over into Macedonia and help us, "

in our hearts. A vision of mciny being saved because the gospel was preached
unto them. Will you make this vision your own? And will you msJice it
possible by your prayers and commitments for God's work in Brazil?

The commitment card below is for your convenience. Sit down now before
you forget it and send it in.
Yours in Christ,

With the help of God I will contribute to the


SAO PAULO CHRISTIAN MISSION

John G. Nichols

John and Bettie Nichols


5 dollars a month 10 dollars a month

25 dollars a month
NAME

gift for travel

NOTE;

S end contributions

to our

Financial Secretary

Mrs. R. W. Fox

STREET ADDRESS

632 Collins Avenue Pueblo, Colorado


STATE

CITY

5. Pray for help in learning Portiogese the lan guage in which we will teach and preach. Portugese
is not a difficult language but we must learn it well enough to teach and do translation work.

6. On June 7th
be made for us.

we are asking

that special prayer

Our immediate problem is customs.

Sometimes going through customs is easy with little expense while at other times it is a very difficult expensive and trying experience. Pray that we may
have no difficulties,

miles away. Our plan is to move to Sao Paulo as soon as possible. Pray that we will soon find a permanent residence there that will be adequate
for our family yet not too expensive.
Dear Christian Friend,

7. Sao Paulo is a rapidly growing city and it is difficult to find housing there. On June 5th we will land in Santos the port for Sao Paulo and 35

Newsletter of John and Bettie Nichols

Volume 3, Number 2, June 1959

PRAYER REQUEST

When you receive this we will be on the Del Norte sailing for Santos our immediate destination. We
will be close to the end of our journey for we

Will you place the inside of this news letter on your church bulletin board and ask your minister
and Bible school superintendent
announcement concerning it.

are scheduled to arrive in Santos on Jime $th.. Since June 7th will be our first Sunday in Brazil we are asking for special prayer on that date for
God's blessing on our work,

to make a special
We want as many as

1, Pray that we will be found faithful to God and


that He will bless our work in Brazil.

possible to be praying for us. Your help in this regard will be especially appreciated.
Please send contributions to our Financial

Secretary, Mrs, R. W, Pox, 632 Collins Avenue, Pueblo, Colorado, Make checks payable to the Sao
Paulo Christian Mission, Mrs, Pox receives no

2, Pray for God*s guidance for our plans. We have made definite plans about our work yet there may be great opportunities about which we do not know
and can not know until we reach Brazil. Pray that our work will result in the greatest good for the

money for her services.

All inoney sent to us goes

largest number of people within our abilities, 3, Pray that we will have the necessary health to do otir work. Many of our missionaries have been

for the work in Brazil. Mrs, Pox is contributing much of her time in order to do this job for us.

We appreciate her help very nnich. May God bless you in i your work for Him, Remember to pray for us.
Yours in Christ,
John & Bettie Nichols

seriously ill.

Pray that we will be able to stay

and work in Brazil for Christ our Saviour.

i^.. Pray that our needs will be supplied.


visual aid material or a car.

We are

going without a duplicator, Portugese typewriter,


Pray that when our

work develops

to the

place

that we

need these

items that somehow they will be supplied. Also the cost of living is high in Brazil. Pray that
our financial needs will continue to be met.

PRAY
fOR the nichoLs family
evepydAy And especially
on ]une 7, 1959

Mark, John, Bettie with Wanda


EVERYDAY;

1, Pray for God's blessing on our work for Him,

2, Pray for God's guidance for our plans.


3, Pray that we will have the necessary health to do our work.

If., ^ay .that our needs will continue to be supplied.


5* Pray for help In learning Portugese.

OM JUNE 7th:

1* Pray that we will get our things throi^gh customs without any difficulty.
2. Pray that we will soon find a residence in Sao Paulo,

"THE EPEBCTUAL FERVENT PRAYER OP A RIGHTEOUS MAN AVAILETH MDCH" Jamea 5:16

THE

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NEWSLETTER OP JOHN AND BETTIE NICHOLS

Volume 3, Number 3 September, 1959


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HBWSLBTTER OP JOHN AND BETTIB NICHOLS

Volume 3, Number I4.,

December, 1959

BACK TO
SCHOOL

LIVING IH BRAZIL

Below is a photo of oiir house. We have three bed rooms one of which is our study, a good size

We are now in the school of Portuguese and Orien tation in Campinas. This school la for mission

aries only and is rvm by two of the Presbyterian mission boards, one of the Methodist boards, and one of the Baptist boards for their own mission aries. They also accept missionaries from other
churches.

dining room, a kitchen, and a living room. The front porch and garage are glassed in. Our kitchen and dining rooms have a red tile floor so when any thing breakable falls it breaks. The other rooms
are floored with wooden blocks. Our living room hna a beautiful floor of contrasting light and dark blocks forming a pattern. Prom our back bed

rooms we have a good view of the city of Campinas,


All of the Brazilian houses
servant.

guese in the city of Sao Paulo where we plan to work. But the schools
hours a week. The con^lete

Our original plan was to study Portu

of this type have a


Ve use ours like most

room In back for a

there have only two or three hours of class a week while our school has 15
course

missionaries do for storage. There is a five foot wall around the back yard which is nice for Mark

and Wanda, They keep their toys in this room also,


Jferk and Wanda are standing in front of our house

consists of three terms of li(. weeks each. The cost will be around fl,000 for the school year. Therefore, we
will continue to need and special gifts. yoxir support

In the photo below,

Ifark is now going to ntu?sery

school and Wanda would like to go.

from the city of Sao Paulo. There is bus service every thirty minutes from here to Sao Paulo so we plan to visit the city whenever possible, epecially after we know Portuguese better. Campinas is a nice city of 160,000 population. It is much cleaner than Sao Paulo and easier to get around. It is an ideal place to first learn the lan^age
Paulo.

Campinas is in Sao Paulo state and only 60 miles

and people before moving to the big city of Sao


Pray for ua.
Portuauese.

Especially pray for help in learning


We thank God for answered prayer. We

had a fine trip down here, our things are tl^ough customs, we have rented a nice house, and have started atudylng the language In one of the best
schools in Brazil. Sao Paulo, OUR ADDRESS: Caixa Postal 15, Canqjinas, R, W. Pox, Brazil, FINANCIAL SECRErrARY; Mrs.

As you see the houses are very close together. Sometimes they are built wall to wall. At first glance this may seem too close but because every
house is walled in we have more privacy here than in the States, Sounds do carry from one house into

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