Blast From The Past

The (puppet) Show Must Go On!

One of the most popular questions we get as we visit our supporting churches on furlough is “What happened to the puppet ministry?” While our partnership with Cícero and Nice ended for geographical reasons (we each moved to different parts of Brazil), the work still continues. With the support of her husband Cícero, Nice has…

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New Kids on the Block

These are interesting times to be serving as missionaries in Northeast Brazil. One of the most significant challenges we are facing as a field council (the group of missionaries serving with Baptist Mid Missions in our region) is a dramatic (and I mean DRAMATIC) reduction in manpower. Simply put, we are hemorrhaging missionaries. About twenty…

Brazil News and Views

Don’t Bother, They’re Here

For those of you who, like me, were appalled and embarrassed by the shameful performance of “comedian” Steven Colbert before congress, what I am about to report may help (a little). Being out of Brazil, I am dependent on outside sources for news of what is happening there. Thus, I am grateful to RioGringa for…

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Class of 2010

Someone “facebooked” a photo of the class of 2010 at the Cariri Baptist Seminary in their graduation outfits. Itacyara and I have a special bond with this class, as we watched them develop from freshmen until we left the seminary in the middle of their senior year (the Brazilian school year runs from February through…

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Weekend Roundup

This is a new feature, in which we will highlight the most popular posts for this week. So, in case you missed them, here they are: Lords of Passengers Some things get lost in translation. And then, sometimes, the translation is much more interesting than the original. Brazilian Musical Interlude In which the incomparable Lisa…

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Linking Log

Haven’t done a collection of interesting links in a while, and I am a little short on subjects of my own today, so here goes. Big, HUGE Family Announcement! From my bro Dan. Speaking of my Bro Dan… His recent readings in Calvin’s Institutes provided for an interesting opportunity for photoshopping. And Since We Are…

Brazil News and Views

Lords of Passengers?

This gem comes to us from a bus company in Brasilia. Seriously, if you own a bus company, you might not want to rely on Google for your official translations. I feel bad for the road that is “terminal”, and I have never heard of a “metror”, much less a “season” one. clipped from charges.uol.com.br…

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Mystery Drawing

While having dinner at the Buffalo Head Restaurant with folks from Servants Baptist Church in Camden, NY, I was at one point obliged to take pen and napkin in hand and explore my inner artiste. Talk back to the missionary: So how about it. Any guesses as to what I am drawing? Leave them in…