Can Adoniram Judson Save America?
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Can Adoniram Judson Save America?

Ever since I was a teenager my greatest spiritual hero has been Adoniram Judson. I’ve mentioned him before in this blog. I recently did a short video for a group of teens in New York State about his life. He even gets a shout-out in Missionary Max and the Jungle Princess. For those who may…

Remembering Larry
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Remembering Larry

June 18th dawned bright and sunny in Upstate New York. I stepped out onto our porch and began my stretches, preparing for a leisurely run over the dirt roads that lead to and from our house. As I started to jog my phone buzzed. It was a text from my brother Daniel, asking me to…

Best of Brazil: Improvised Drum Corps
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Best of Brazil: Improvised Drum Corps

What do you need to start a drum corps? Just some old gas cans, some kitchen utensils, and a group of kids with a sense of rhythm. That’s it. Don’t believe me? Check out this video, that comes from our state of Maranhão. __________________________________________________ Did you enjoy this post? Consider making a donation to our…

Ministry Update: A Portuguese Interlude
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Ministry Update: A Portuguese Interlude

Many who follow us on Facebook or Instagram no doubt noticed a series of pictures and updates from Portugal a couple weeks ago. Some even contacted us to find out what we were doing on the other side of the Atlantic. It’s actually an interesting story, and it all has to do with Covid…kind of….

James 2:26 – A Final Autopsy
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James 2:26 – A Final Autopsy

For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also. For the past several verses, James has been pile-driving, body-slamming, and otherwise savaging the popular notion that genuine faith can somehow exist without external evidence. By way of review, he has exposed people who espouse such a faulty theology…

Ministry Update: Videira Construction
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Ministry Update: Videira Construction

The Videira Congregation is one of our sister church plants in Maranhão. For several years they have had a piece of property and been hoping to build. At the beginning of this year Itacyara and I were able to secure some funding for them, and they began the construction process. Here are some pictures. We…