The Corinthian church was blessed with many spiritual gifts, but apparently they were misusing them. This misuse also became a cause of division. Paul explains that God's spiritual gifts are to strengthen the whole body - for the profit of all. Even tough there are different gifts by the power of God's Holy Spirit, there is only one Spirit by which we are baptized (immersed) INTO the body of Christ by Jesus Christ's authority (that is, IN Jesus Christ's name). God's spiritual gifts are to serve the body!
Jorge and his wife Kathy serve the Dallas, Fort Worth (TX) and the Lawton (OK) congregations. Jorge was born in Portuguese East Africa, now Mozambique, and also lived and served the Church in South Africa. He is also responsible for God’s Work in the Portuguese language, and has been visiting Portugal, Brazil and Angola at least once a year. Kathy was born in Pennsylvania and also served for a number of years in South Africa. They are the proud parents of five children, with eleven grandchildren and live in Allen, north of Dallas (TX).