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The week before our return to the US I went with Michael and Nathanael to take care of some business at the Mount Zion camp. After we resolved the issues at the camp, we had some time on our hands, so we decided to visit Francivaldo’s father Sr. Francisco, who lives in a rural community…

Saying Goodbye to Ebenezer
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Saying Goodbye to Ebenezer

Very possibly the hardest thing to do before leaving for furlough (I’m writing this from Bartow, Florida), was saying goodbye (even temporarily) to the group of people that has become the largest part of our lives over the last three years: the Ebenézer Regular Baptist Church. They didn’t make it any easier on us, either,…

Farewell, Donkeyslayer
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Farewell, Donkeyslayer

As we prepare for furlough, saying goodbye is part of the process. We have had numerous occasions to say (temporary) goodbye to church, friends, and family (I’ll share pictures of some of these events later on), and all have their emotional moments. But I was surprised at the lump in my throat as I watched…

Book Review: Here Come the Philistines!
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Book Review: Here Come the Philistines!

  A while back some may have noticed an announcement about an upcoming message preached at the Ebenézer congregation entitled “The Gospel According to the Philistines”. Some have asked for a summary of that message, which I might just do sometime…just not now. Rather, I want to quickly review two books that were very helpful as…

Michael’s Final March
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Michael’s Final March

For the past three years Michael has studied at the Tiradentes Military School here in São Luís. As we prepare for furlough, we go through a series of “lasts”, and yesterday was Michael’s last march with his platoon of schoolmates. Michael seemed to take it all in stride (yes, I know), but I must admit…