Ebenezer: First Sunday
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Ebenezer: First Sunday

This past Sunday marked our first ever service at the Ebenezer Regular Baptist Congregation. The name “Ebenezer” was chosen due to it’s meaning (hitherto hath the Lord helped us). The fact that it is the Brazilian title of my all-time-favorite hymn (Come Thou Fount) may have also entered into the considerations. Whatever the case, the…

Sadness and Hope
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Sadness and Hope

The following are excerpts from our most recent prayer letter. You can read the whole thing here. The past month and a half has been for us–without a doubt–the most difficult of our ministry since we arrived in Brazil. Our walk through the valley began on April 2nd, when our beloved co-worker Francisco Bezerra was…

BMM do Brasil Missionary Family, 2010
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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…

Fiel Conference Overview
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Fiel Conference Overview

Last week I had the privilege of attending the Fiel Conference, hosted in Aguas de Lindóia, São Paulo by Christian publisher Editora Fiel. Along with top-notch Brazilian expositors, this year’s conference was blessed with the presence of Mark Dever and D.A. Carson. Their preaching on the subject of Justification by Faith was simply outstanding, and,…

Panorama of Doctrine Class
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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
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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
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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…