Student Ministry Spotlight: Deaf Ministry in Barbalha
Seminary

Student Ministry Spotlight: Deaf Ministry in Barbalha

Suzane, a first-year student in our deaf ministries program, sent me these pictures of her work with the hearing-impaired at the Diadema Baptist Church in Barbalha. Suzane interprets for the deaf during a service The deaf believers sit in the front row during the service _______________________________ Did you enjoy this post? Consider making a donation…

Student Ministry Spotlight
Seminary

Student Ministry Spotlight

Two husband-and-wife teams minister at nearby Canaã Baptist Church: Carlos and Larissa, Neto and Sanábia. In response to my recent plea, they sent some pictures for me to post here. Carlos makes an important point Neto teaches the youth group Larissa with the children’s class Sanábia and her young charges Jam session! ______________________________ Did you…

Student Spotlight: Rafael’s Ministry
Seminary

Student Spotlight: Rafael’s Ministry

A week ago I asked our students to send me pictures from their ministry internships so we could post them on our seminary website. The photos are starting to trickle in. Here are some from Rafael, who works with children at the First Baptist Church in Juazeiro do Norte. I will post more of these…

Deadly Moral Relativism in the Amazon Jungle
Brazil News and Views

Deadly Moral Relativism in the Amazon Jungle

I almost blew a gasket yesterday as I read this article published by Reuters. It has to do with a video put out by people associated with YWAM (Jocum in Portuguese) depicting how unwanted children are sometimes buried alive by certain indigenous peoples in the Amazon region. The title of the article? Amazon Indian infanticide…

Tancredo Neves, Cazuza, and a Crate of Eggs
Writings

Tancredo Neves, Cazuza, and a Crate of Eggs

A good friend in the US once sent me an e-mail he had received. It is highly likely that most of you have received this e-mail as well. It details several people who made flippant or disrespectful comments about God, and died horrible, untimely deaths. My friend was especially interested in the fact that three…

Advice to New Missionaries…
Writings

Advice to New Missionaries…

…from one who still fits into that category. Jim over at Missionary Blog Watch recently challenged us missionary bloggers to give some advice to new missionaries on the field. What follows is my own humble contribution. The first two are about work with nationals, and the second two are about relations with supporters. 1. Learn…

Panorama of Doctrine Class
Church Plant

Panorama of Doctrine Class

Took my camera to our Panorama of Doctrine class. Here are the results. This last pic is the entire class…plus me…standing in front of the main building. __________ Did you enjoy this post? Consider making a donation to our ministry in Brazil. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. This means that clicking…

Random Pictures from the Batavia Team
Church Plant

Random Pictures from the Batavia Team

Before I start this entry, let me just explain that when groups from the US come down I do not have much time to be taking pictures. Hence I rely on those taken by the group. The pictures that follow were taken by Pastor Mark Hurlbut, who kindly gave me permission to use them here….

Random Pictures from the Cortland Team
Church Plant

Random Pictures from the Cortland Team

Here are some shots taken by members of the “Amigo para Amigo” group that is visiting us from Bible Baptist in Cortland, NY. No particular order here. The team with a few of the teachers from the American English Center. I’m in there too. Brad signs an autograph. Jacob on the raft. The team participates…

God Chooses Losers (and that’s a good thing for me)
Writings

God Chooses Losers (and that’s a good thing for me)

The other day I was having a conversation with an area pastor, in which he lightheartedly disparaged my choice of Brazilian soccer teams. To be honest, I really don’t follow the Brazilian leagues that much, but everybody has to have a team, so I picked Palmeiras. It just so happens that the Palmeiras team is…