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

Final Puppet Program of the Year
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Final Puppet Program of the Year

This morning the Amiguinhos de Jesus puppet team went to the Philadelphia (as in “brotherly love”, not theUS city, home of the World Series runners-up) Baptist Church. There we gave our last “performance” of the year. Here are some pictures: ____________________ Did you enjoy this post? Consider making a donation to our ministry in Brazil….

Romaria 2009
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Romaria 2009

As we have done every year since our arrival in Brazil, we participated last week in the Evangelism Outreach to the Romeiros. This ministry is aimed at evangelizing one of the most difficult demographics in Brazil–religious pilgrims who have traveled many miles to worship Padre Cícero. As always, I was in charge of the puppet…

Photos from Palestina
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Photos from Palestina

Palestina is an out of the way village about three hours from here, where a national missionary–Djalma–is putting blood, sweat, and tears into a church plant. Our seminary puppet team was privileged to be able to lend him a hand last weekend. We were able to canvas the city, inviting kids to a childrens’ program….

Puppets in Campos Sales
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Puppets in Campos Sales

In 1995 I had the privilege of working in the small interior town of Campos Sales. I was then a student at the Cariri Baptist Seminary, where I now serve as Internship Coordinator. Last weekend I went back to Campos Sales with our seminary puppet team for two days of evangelism. Here are the pictures:…

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…

Before and After
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Before and After

During our trip to Petrolina and Treasure Island this past week, I had an amazing experience. I was eating lunch with our seminary team at the home of one of the church brethren. A man and his wife came in the room, and I immediately recognized them as a couple I had met on my…

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…

Puppets in the City of the Gonzagão
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Puppets in the City of the Gonzagão

Over the weekend I made yet another trip to the city of Exu, this time with our seminary puppet team, the Amiguinhos de Jesus (Little friends of Jesus). Our team worked very hard, both in preparation and presentation. We did four separate performances, one in the main square of the city, one in a school,…

Yet Another Puppetry School
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Yet Another Puppetry School

This one was held at our sponsoring church, Novo Juazeiro Baptist. Normally our puppetry schools run two days, and include a instruction on how to make a puppet. This was a reduced course, however, as the purpose of it was to teach basic puppetry techniques to people in the church who will be forming smaller…