Blast From The Past

The Smoke Squadron

Yesterday we had the rare treat of seeing the Esquadrilha da Fumaça (Smoke Squadron) here in Sao Luis. The Esquadrilha is the precision flying team of the Brazilian Air Force. The following are some pictures I shot of their performance. And here is a video from the official YouTube page of the squadron:

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Signing on the Dotted Line

At roughly 4pm, Brazilian time, pastor Samual and I finalized the purchase of a piece of property for the Ebenezer congregation. Pastor Samuel is the pastor of our congregation’s mother church, the Igreja Batista Regular Boas Novas. We are amazed and grateful to see this congregation step up, financially and otherwise, in the process of…

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Driveby Book Reviews

It’s been a while, so here are some of the latest titles I’ve perused recently. Brazil on the Rise by Larry Rohter My new go-to book for those wanting to know about Brazil. Rohter was Rio de Janeiro bureau chief for the New York Times for many years, is married to a Brazilian, and is…

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Comic Relief

At the airport this afternoon, I couldn’t resist having a little fun with this mural, depicting the arrival of Daniel de la Touche and company in what is now Sao Luis in 1612. In the resulting cartoon, I ask La Touche and company if they are planning on staying in Sao Luis long. In reality,…

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A Visit From Afar

If you have been following our posts at all, you know that for the last month my parents, Harold and Judy Comings, have been visiting us here in Brazil. To say that it has been a great time would be a tremendous understatement. Mom and Dad’s presence has been encouraging, uplifting, and edifying. As we…