Blast From The Past

Kerigma VBS

What follows are some pictures of the VBS last week at the Kerigma congregation. The lovely and multi-talented Itacyara (aka The Brazilian Bombshell) was in charge of the event. She had been planning it–together with several ladies from our church–almost since our arrival two-and-a-half months previous. On the last day there were over 60 kids…

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Law vs Grace

This little poem, found over at Justin Taylor’s blog, made my morning. Run, John, and work, the law commands, yet finds me neither feet nor hands, But sweeter news the gospel brings, it bids me fly and lends me wings!

Family News

11 Years and Counting

A whirlwind schedule and limited internet connectivity have combined since the tenth of this month to form the perfect storm for non-communication. Result: mucho updating to do before sending out next prayer letter. We will start with my favorite set of photos from the past several weeks: the celebration of 11 years of marriage to…

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Holy Birthday Party, Batman!

Our youngest son turned 4 Wednesday, and, in accordance with an ancient and well-respected Comings tradition, we celebrated his birthday on Friday. The theme of the party was Batman, and the house…er…bat cave…was decorated accordingly. Evildoers beware! Batman and Mommy Nathanael surrounded by cousins and friends Nathanael opening presents while Mikey looks on

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If At First You Don’t Succeed…

…fail, fail again! I have been given the task of making promotional posters for our upcoming VBS and for Itacyara’s English School. Tonight I decided to tackle the project. First, the VBS poster: “Come be Truth Detectives!” I thought this was a very cool concept. Unfortunately, my most valuable critic (aka “The Brazilian Bombshell) panned…

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Itacyara Has Class

English class, that is. (She has plenty of the other kind too, of course.) Last week she took on the ministry of offering free English classes to the community on Sunday mornings. As the little congregation we work at has no morning Sunday School class, she holds them in the church building. This Sunday was…