Family News

The Reason for the Blog Silence

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Brazil News and Views

Scenes from the Past

My family and I had the privilege yesterday of spending some quality time with Philip McLain, the son of the first BMM missionary in Northeast Brazil. Guy McLain and his family were true pioneers, taking the Gospel into some of the most hostile environments of that time. His son Philip presented me with a box…

Does it Rain in Nativeamericanapolis in the Summertime?
Writings

Does it Rain in Nativeamericanapolis in the Summertime?

The following is a letter I wrote to a teacher who marked my son off for using the word “Indian” in reference to the Navajos. She preferred the term “Native American” as “Indians live in India.” Greetings! This is in response to your note about my son’s use of the term “Indians” in his assignment….

Brazil News and Views

Parabens, Dilma

I have been traveling for the last couple days, so I missed this very important Brazil related news. On October 31st, Brazil elected its first ever woman president. Dilma Rousseff, handpicked by her predecessor–Luis Inácio Lula da Silva–handily beat her opponent in runoff elections. Many have asked me what this means for Brazil, and more…