Field Mailing Address:
6374 Oak Avenue
Temple City, CA 91780
Cell Phone: 626-422-3501
Charles and Roma Gates
The last field assignment for the Gates was Brazil. Roma and Charles were assigned to Brazil in 1958 to help open the new Golden Anniversary Mission Field. They were in the Capital City of Brazil: Brasilia, DF (Brasilia Federal District). They planted a church in the North Wing of Brasilia near the center of the city. The new church building was dedicated in 1981 by Dr. V. H. Lewis, Gen. Supt.
The Gates have a son, Gregory, daughter-in-law Ammie and three grandsons: Alex Gates (28), Mason Gates (24) and Andrew Gates (19). Gregory is the Lead Pastor of The Point Church of the Nazarene in San Jose, CA.
Roma was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 1990. She was teaching school in Olathe, KS while I was on staff in the World Mission Department. In 1992 we came to Casa Robles to serve as directors and worked together at Casa Robles until our retirement in 2000. By 2008 the disease had progressed to the point Roma needed full care. Since then, Roma has been a patient in the Monrovia HealthCare Center. It is located about four miles from Casa Robles. I am with her each day at noon and again at dinner time and stay with her until about 8:00 pm. I conduct worship services at the Monrovia Gardens each month on the first and third Sundays.
Field Mailing Address:
RUA PADRE VIEIRA, 981 Apto. 52
13015-301 Campinas – SP, BRAZIL
Skype address: pr_manuel
Facebook: Manuel Gamaliel Lima
Manuel and Lidia Lima
Assignment: SAM Region – Lima
Their current assignment is:
Manuel – National Director of Sub-Region Brazil as of September 2015. Lidia – Provides direct support in the local church ministries.
Prior Responsibilities: Manuel – Worked for 10 years a missionary in Northern Brazil, planting churches and giving assistance to the villages on the edge of the Black River and the Amazon River. Lidia – Supported for 10 years the work between the villages on the Amazon River and Black River, and was Director of the Seminar for extension in northern Brazil.
The Lima’s have 5 children. Two are married and raising families of their own. The three youngest children still reside at home. Those at home are: Pedro (18), Mateus (17), and Caio (16). The boys like to play football and fight jiu jitsu.