News from Alex Dias Ribero


For those Who doesnt know Alex Dias Ribeiro, in 1976 Alex was racing in F1 and was know to be the guy Who aways had a lots of faith in GOD and aways had the message JESUS Saves in his cars and Crash Helmets.

THE MILION BUCKS RACE ministry report‏

The third edition of the Brazilian Million Bucks Race held in Interlagos this year was one of the best races I have seen, with many lead changes and an intense battle among seven drivers, striving for victory. Only two seconds separated the pole position from the back markers at the start. The statisticians recorded 36 overtaking among the competitors battling for three places in the podium.

For me, the weekend began on Wednesday in a meeting with one of the team owners to study the bible and to hear from him about the extraordinary things that God has done in his personal life since he invited Christ to live in his heart.  As he is a guy who is not afraid to read and have a passion for the things from above, his spiritual progress has been remarkable. He has been up to now, the best disciple whom I ever walked together.

 On Friday I was able to address all the competitors at the Drivers Briefing, explaining that in Stock Cars where, all have to use the same engine, chassis, tires, components and the rules do not allow any modification on the cars, the big deal is to “boost” the driver.

But how do you boost a driver?
 By making the prayer from the Apostle Paul our most ardent desire:

 I ask God that with His glorious richness he strengthens your inner man with power by way of the Spirit, so that Christ may live in your hearts by faith, so that you can be filled with the wholeness of God; who is able to do infinitely more than what we ask for or think in accordance with his power that lives in us. Eph 3:16-21.                

Wow!  – The guy, who took this most seriously, drove like a lion and won the Million Bucks Race!

 Saturday night I took Valdeno Brito (the winner of the Million Dollar in 2009) to talk at the Youth Moment at Morumbi Baptist Church. He was a little nervous, before walking to the platform to speak, but he did well. There were more than 100 youths who peppered him with questions, after his speech.  All liked it, and later on Sunday night many commented that they had been built up by Valdeno’s testimony and lamented the fact that break problems kept him out of battle for his second million.

 Before the green flag I was able to walk through the entire grid telling each driver the secret, which would bring them a little, or a lot of peace during those tense moments before the racing start…

It was an intense weekend.
– From the strong in the faith to those who still have difficulty in believing, from front runners to back markers I was able to interact with their mechanics, engineers, team managers, journalists, drivers and relatives.

 The winner confessed to me that he had read several times the text of Ephesians 3:16-21. This comment, together with all the other experiences of this weekend, strengthened my faith considerably reassuring me that in Christ our work is never in vain.

 I am grateful to God and to all of you who have helped me in this ministry.

 In Christ,
 Alex Ribeiro