Brazil News and Views

The Silence is Broken!

The blog silence, that is. There are several reason why I dislike long blog silences: people stop visiting, my own writing suffers from lack of practice, and–worst of all–it gives the impression that we are careless about keeping people informed about our ministry. With regard to this last one, nothing could be further from the…

Brazil News and Views

Happy Landings

Just a note to let everybody know that yesterday, at approximately 3:30 pm local Brazilian time, we arrived in Sao Luis. All our luggage arrived intact (except for a stroller which mysteriously disappeared in the Brasilia airport). True to form we have hit the ground running. An Easter weekend retreat is planned with one of…

Musical Interlude

Ok…One More

We are sitting in the Atlanta airport, awaiting our flight to Brazil. There is a beautiful Brazilian farewell song, that I feel might be appropriate here called “Está Chegando a Hora”. Here is an old (and I mean ancient) Brazilian group called “Os Copacabana” playing it. The words start at about the 1:20 mark. Ai…

Blast From The Past

Last Post Before Brazil

The bags are packed (almost), last minute details are cared for (almost), and we are on our way to Brazil (almost). Most likely this will be our last post from the US. I know I still owe a summary of our time at the Gospel Coalition conference, as well as some other interesting things that…

Blast From The Past

A Quick Support Update

I posted this on Facebook a few days ago, but thought it would be good to post here as well. Praise be to God, and thanks to many of you who have invested personally in our ministry, our support level currently stands at 90.8%. Three weeks ago we were at less than 80%. In the…

Book Reviews

Book Review: Breath of Angel by Karyn Henley

A fantasy kingdom inhabited by dwarves, woodland creatures, priestesses and…angels? Such is the setting for the book Breath of Angel by Karyn Henley. Melaia, a young priestess in training, is suddenly thrust into the middle of a conflict between good and evil angels and their descendants(!). The angelology is based loosely on biblical angels, and…

Blast From The Past

Conference Parentheses

Our sending church has graciously provided for me to accompany the pastor and youth pastor (aka my bro Daniel) to The Gospel Coalition conference in Chicago. So…a less than a week from our departure to Brazil…I find myself at the McCormick conference center in the Windy City. I am overdue on several exciting updates, and…