David and Michelle Wears and their four children have been back in the states since May because of the ongoing restrictions in Portugal during coronavirus. David said they have to return to America every five years because of their status in Portugal, so it seemed like the right time to head home. While they’re here, the Wears have several important goals in addition to catching up with supporting churches, family and friends. One of their goals is to raise their monthly support as they plan to move to a more expensive neighboring city to plant a church.
The Wears have been living in Montijo since they arrived in Portugal in 2018. That city has a church established by fellow Global Faith missionaries, David and Sarah Booth. It’s vital for the Wears to move to nearby Alcochete as they hope to plant an evangelical church there. David said there’s about 18,000 people living in Alcochete, but the two churches there are Roman Catholic and Jehovah’s Witness. David and Michelle want to move into that community to make connections and relationships as they continue language study. They hope to start small Bible studies that will grow and eventually lead to the establishing of a church in this suburb of Lisbon. To do this they need to raise an additional $1500 in monthly support. The Wears said the average cost of housing is double that of Montijo.