In December, 2009 the Brazilian Bible translation organization ALEM elected their new executive secretary, Jose Carlos. The previous executive secretary and family will resume their work with a people group. Pray for them as they return to this assignment. Pray too for Jose Carlos and family. During this time of transition, they have experienced several near accidents and one accident involving their car. Ask the Lord to protect them and bring these trials to a close. Then they can turn their attention fully to leadership of ALEM.