Farewell, Donkeyslayer
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Farewell, Donkeyslayer

As we prepare for furlough, saying goodbye is part of the process. We have had numerous occasions to say (temporary) goodbye to church, friends, and family (I’ll share pictures of some of these events later on), and all have their emotional moments. But I was surprised at the lump in my throat as I watched…

Michael’s Final March
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Michael’s Final March

For the past three years Michael has studied at the Tiradentes Military School here in São Luís. As we prepare for furlough, we go through a series of “lasts”, and yesterday was Michael’s last march with his platoon of schoolmates. Michael seemed to take it all in stride (yes, I know), but I must admit…

July Travelogue
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July Travelogue

If you follow our Facebook or Instagram accounts, you know we took a trip to Ceará in July, spending a good part of the month there. It was a multi-purpose trip. We renewed Mikey and Nathanael’s passports, shared the ministry of Maranhão in three churches, celebrated our 15th wedding anniversary, participated in a wedding, and…

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Mikey’s Manger

One of the more rewarding aspects of our time here in São Luís has been our participation in the Brazilian Boy Scout movement. Among other things, it has provided incentive for some great father-son projects. Mikey is well on his way to getting his “Bible-knowledge” badge, and one of the options for completion is the…

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Mikey Plays Futsal

Please indulge the impulse of a proud father to share photos of his son tearing up the futsal (a kind of soccer played on cement) court. He plays on his school team (shown above) on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and almost every day with the neighborhood kids. He had gone from not being able to do…

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Twelve Years

Married to this beautiful creature! I know, I know, the official date was Sunday, but I had no internet connection then. The Astonishing Adventures of Missionary Max, Parts 1, 2 and 3 are now available for Kindle and Nook!

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Moving Day

Many of you were aware that we spent last week moving from one part of Sao Luis (the Parque Timbira neighborhood) to another (the Turu neighborhood). We are very happy with the new house God has provided for us, and for the new area in which we live. The official moving day was Thursday, and…

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Scout’s Honor

This was supposed to post over a week ago, but I am just now working getting to a large and growing blog backlog. What follows are a couple pictures of Michael’s and my promise ceremony with the Brazilian Scouts. Back when we started participating in the scouting program I decided that it would be something…

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Mikey and Mommy

I was looking for pictures for one of Mikey’s assignments, and found this one in the archives. Thought it deserved some more airtime. The Astonishing Adventures of Missionary Max, Parts 1, 2 and 3 are now available for Kindle and Nook!

Farewell, Friend
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Farewell, Friend

This was not the post I had planned on writing today, and even now, as my fingers move, I can scarcely believe what I am seeing appear on the screen. As I was getting ready to teach an English class last night, the phone rang. It was a lady from our church, imploring me to…