An Open Letter to Ben Shapiro
Writings

An Open Letter to Ben Shapiro

First in a series of open letters to well-known individuals. Dear Ben, Let me start right out by saying, I’m a fan. You first came onto my radar during the 2016 campaign, and right away I appreciated your adherence to conservative principles without selling your soul for a ticket on the Trump train. Since then…

Drive-by Reviews
Book Reviews

Drive-by Reviews

In going through my recent blog posts, I realized it has been a while since I have posted any book reviews. One should not derive from that fact the notion that I have not been reading. Quite to the contrary, as the following list attests. Empires of Dirt by Douglas Wilson After I successfully navigated…

Kids Club is Growing
Blast From The Past

Kids Club is Growing

Truckers strikes and fuel shortages did not stop our dedicated workers from holding Kids Club this afternoon at the Ebenezer congregation. As you can see from the pictures, the numbers have increased since Pastor Francivaldo launched this ministry a couple weeks ago.

Update on the Truckers Strike in Brazil
Brazil News and Views

Update on the Truckers Strike in Brazil

As of 7:30 am on Saturday, May 26, the truckers strike is still going full swing here in Brazil. Here are some takeaways from where I sit: This has the potential to wreak havoc on Brazilian infrastructure. As I mentioned in my previous post, basically all necessary goods are transported by truck here. No trucks,…

Keep on Strikin’
Brazil News and Views

Keep on Strikin’

Things are pretty tense this evening here in Brazil, and the reason for the tension a general strike by Brazil’s truck drivers. Basically, it works like this: Brazil’s government-owned petroleum company, Petrobras, has been steadily raising the price of gas – and in particular diesel – for some time now. Truckers have finally had enough….

Close Encounters of the ISS Kind
Family News

Close Encounters of the ISS Kind

Ever since he has developed his interest in astronomy, my son Michael has had the goal of filming the International Space Station as it goes in front of the moon. This is no easy task, as it involves being in the right place at the right time. To add to the difficulty, the ISS goes…

Ebenezer Parsonage: Finished Product
Church Plant

Ebenezer Parsonage: Finished Product

Almost since our arrival back on the field, we have been working on making the upstairs parsonage/apartment livable for our associate pastor, Francivaldo. A couple months ago he was able to move in, but I don’t believe I ever posted pictures of how it turned out…until now.