Best of Brazil: Then and Now in Belem
Best of Brazil

Best of Brazil: Then and Now in Belem

I have been meaning to do this post for some time. Several months ago the son of one of our first BMM missionaries here in Brazil sent me some photos and post cards that date back to the 1930’s. Among the photos were a set of postcards from Belem. As I looked through the cards…

Worth the Fare
Short Stories | Writings

Worth the Fare

I have mixed emotions about taxis. My tight-fisted Scottish nature recoils at the high fares. Yet the writer and conversationalist in me enjoys hearing stories – and few people have better stories to tell than Brazilian cabbies. Of course, once the cabbie finds out I am American, the subject turns to the US, and suddenly…

AAAAHHHHH!  I’m Surrounded by PUPPETS!!!
Puppets

AAAAHHHHH! I’m Surrounded by PUPPETS!!!

I was surrounded by sixty of them, to be exact. Puppets that had been hand-crafted during our two-day puppetry seminar in Fortaleza using Nice Braga’s flawless technique. On Saturday night I stood on the stage for a photo opp with Nice, Pastor Nogeira, and all sixty students, AND their puppets. Here is what it looked…

“That’s Why We Have The Holy Spirit…”, or Why Sound Doctrine (and Good Grammar) is Important
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“That’s Why We Have The Holy Spirit…”, or Why Sound Doctrine (and Good Grammar) is Important

One of my students was talking about biblical interpretation on his blog. As an illustration, he posted the following video. My jaw dropped open as I watched. The video is from a popular Brazilian TV show called “Fantástico”. The announcer begins by saying that the next story involves an Evangelical pastor, his neighbor, and his…

Train Up a Child…
Family News

Train Up a Child…

We went to the BMMB Family Conference expecting to be blessed by the preaching, the fellowship, and the change of pace. We were not disappointed. But for me there was one feature that added immense value to the week, like the caramel covering that takes vanilla ice cream to a whole new level. There was…

BMM do Brasil Missionary Family, 2010
Church Plant | Family News

BMM do Brasil Missionary Family, 2010

Behold the Baptist Mid Missions of Brazil missionary family for 2010! Talk back to the missionary: See anybody you know? ____________________ 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 on these Amazon links and making purchases…

Your Very Own Mission Field
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Your Very Own Mission Field

For those of you who have been following our Twitter feed, we have arrived safe and sound in Campinas, São Paulo, and are now thoroughly enjoying the BMM do Brasil family conference. Tomorrow I will begin putting up some pictures and observations. For today, however, I wanted to leave you with something to contemplate. I…

Crustacean Delight
Family News

Crustacean Delight

I am sitting in the lobby of a hotel in the city of Picos, where we have stopped for the night on our way home. Three years ago this was relatively comfortable hotel, whose main advantage was the low cost. Three years later the cost has remained low, but the hotel has made great strides…

Termite City
Family News

Termite City

As we approached our destination on yesterday’s journey we noticed whole fields full of large termite nests. This, of course, presented a great photo-op, especially for Mikey. Mikey was thrilled with these termite nests. They are truly amazing examples of the wonders of our Creator. Whole “civilizations” work underneath these mounds which–proportionally–tower above anything man…