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Yet Another Camp Work Day

As a “last hurrah” for a very eventful “vacation”, we had one last inter-church camp work day. This event combined the efforts of folks from the First Regular Baptist Church and the Good News Regular Baptist Church in Turu. Our efforts were divided in two areas…widening an area of the river for swimming purposes, and…

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Amazing Picture

I didn’t take this picture, it probably won’t win any photography awards, and most likely nobody will “repin” it on Pinterest. Yet, this is a truly amazing picture, for several reasons. * It represents men from two congregations here in São Luís–Kerigma and First Baptist–working together at our camp property. * It was taken at…

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Camp Update

Today I went to the camp property again, accompanied by two men from our church, Francivaldo and George. Our goal was to clear away the weeds around the remaining undefined boundary. But first… …the first “structure” raised on the camp property. And this came in very handy because… …it rained. No…it poured. Not that we…

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Camp Update

On Thursday Itacyara and I, along with one of our deacons, went to the camp property to take care of some administrative tasks and prepare for this-week’s workday. While we were there, we snapped some pictures. This picture was taken standing on a high point, looking back towards the road. The location of the road…

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Brief Camp Update

On Tuesday we went to Morros to finalize negotiations for the purchase of initial property for our camp project. Previous trips had been frustrating due to confusion over just what was being sold, and how much it was being sold for. On this trip we walked over the entire property (what we have already bought,…

Final Camp Ministry for 2009
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Final Camp Ministry for 2009

Last week marked the third and final ministry of our seminary puppet team over this vacation period. Since the end of classes they have ministered to roughly 150 children and reported at least 20 decisions for Christ. I am very proud of their dedication and hard work. Below are some pictures of this last week…

Island Adventure
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Island Adventure

Last week I took our seminary puppet team (Amiguinhos de Jesus) and our puppet school (Cidade Feliz) to Treasure Island, where they worked at a camp for (mostly) underprivileged kids administered by missionary colleagues Doug and Renate Reiner. In one word, the week was awesome! The four seminary students that went with us did an…

What God Did
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What God Did

Just before the Carnaval retreat, I posted an entry that contained various prayer requests. Today I would like to share with you what God did. Two weeks before the retreat was scheduled to start Pastor Ricardo (the program director), Washington (assistant program director) and myself went out to look things over. The situation at that…

Pray for the Iguatu Camp Retreat
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Pray for the Iguatu Camp Retreat

As a boy, I remember a specific week at Lamoka Baptist Camp when God showed His power in a wonderful way. On Thursday of that week, the forecast called for rain–and lots of it. Torrential rain puts a serious “damper” on any camp program. My Dad–program director for that week–called the staff and campers together…