Scenes from Maracanã, Pará
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Scenes from Maracanã, Pará

Not to be confused with the soccer stadium in Rio of the same name, the city of Maracanã, in the state of Pará (which neighbors our state of Maranhão) is where I am right now for evangelistic conferences. Today I was able to get out and explore the down a little bit. Here are some…

Flying Over the “Ilha Bela”
São Luís

Flying Over the “Ilha Bela”

Right now I’m in the neighboring state of Pará for evangelistic conferences (more about that later). I made this little video as the plane took off from the São Luís airport and flew over our island. I was sitting on the wrong side to get a shot of the historical district, but many landmarks can…

Rolling Up our Sleeves
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Rolling Up our Sleeves

Yesterday the Ebenezer congregation came together to give our church building some much-needed TLC. We re-stuccoed some walls, painted some others, did some landscaping work, and completely remodeled the nursery…among other smaller projects. Scroll through to see some pictures with captions. About half the pictures are provided courtesy of Pastor Francivaldo. Did you enjoy this…

Brazilian Supreme Court Bans Homeschooling
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Brazilian Supreme Court Bans Homeschooling

Over on our personal Facebook page we’ve been posting updates on a process to legalize homeschooling here in Brazil that has been making its way through the courts. The final ruling was handed down yesterday, and it was not good. Acesse: https://t.co/lmtfL1onaD https://t.co/4smT0x7oSG — Congresso Nacional de Educação Poços de Caldas (@educacaopocos) September 13, 2018…

Seen on the Road to Morros
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Seen on the Road to Morros

Some pictures and videos from our trip to the camp construction project today. View this post on Instagram   More courage than sense… A post shared by Andrew Comings (@andrewcomings) on Sep 11, 2018 at 6:23pm PDT View this post on Instagram Just hanging out on the side of the road… A post shared by…

The Wineskin Conundrum (Luke 5:36-39)
Writings

The Wineskin Conundrum (Luke 5:36-39)

The latest in a series of posts based on messages in Luke that we are currently preaching at the Ebenezer Regular Baptist Church. We now come to Luke 5:36-39, which has proven to be a knotty problem for many a theologian. What are the garments? What are the wineskins? What is Jesus talking about here?…

Ebenézer Update: The Recorder Orchestra
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Ebenézer Update: The Recorder Orchestra

One of the great things about the Music Week we organized back in July is that it is a gift that keeps on giving. By that I mean that we continue to see positive repercussions of from it. In one of our sister churches, this has taken the form of a choir. At Ebenézer, we…