Hosting the Ladies’ Fellowship
Church Plant

Hosting the Ladies’ Fellowship

The Ebenezer Ladies’ Fellowship, called “Christian Women in Action”, met today at our home. As a pastor, I am very pleased to have such a group of dedicated, committed women in our church. Did you enjoy this post? Consider making a donation to our ministry in Brazil. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying…

The Intercession of the Master
Writings

The Intercession of the Master

Note: Currently we are working through the book of Luke at the Ebenezer congregation. I have decided to start posting thoughts from our messages here (in English) in the hopes others may find them edifying. You can read the first in this series here and here So far, we have seen that Jesus healed the…

Growing the Church, One Baby at a Time
Church Plant

Growing the Church, One Baby at a Time

Last night I got to do one of my favorite things in ministry: present a newborn baby to the church family. Little Angelo Miguel was born a little over two weeks ago, and his parents, Jadson and Maria, brought him to church for the first time last night. Together with his parents, our congregation solemnly…

The Command of the Master
Writings

The Command of the Master

Note: Currently we are working through the book of Luke at the Ebenezer congregation. I have decided to start posting thoughts from our messages here (in English) in the hopes others may find them edifying. You can read the first in this series here. It is instructive to note that the narrative of Jesus healing…

Weekly Best of Brazil Blog Roundup
Brazil News and Views

Weekly Best of Brazil Blog Roundup

We’ve had an eventful inaugurating week over at the Best of Brazil Blog. Here are some post that you may find of interest: Current Events Brazil was saddened by the passing of a tennis great Maria Esther Bueno. The truckers strike comes to a dramatic end. Explaining the Bolsonaro phenomenon. That time Anthony Bourdain visited…

An Open Letter to Charles Krauthammer
Writings

An Open Letter to Charles Krauthammer

This is the second in a series of open letters to well-known individuals. You can read the first one here. Dear Charles, You were not on my short-list of people to whom I planned to write one of these open missives. That changed, however, as I read the touching letter detailing your deteriorating health situation….

Charismatic Confusion: “Holy Spittle”
Brazil News and Views

Charismatic Confusion: “Holy Spittle”

One of my missionary colleagues is wont to opine that, as missionaries in Brazil, our biggest mission field is among those who call themselves “evangelicals”. For those who might feel that this is some sort of exaggeration, or feel that perhaps he is somehow overstating the case, I present to you… Holy Spittle In case…