Thanksgiving at the “Whizz”
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Thanksgiving at the “Whizz”

This morning I was invited by the owners of a local English school–called “Whizz”–to give a talk on Thanksgiving. Of course this is a great opportunity to talk about the faith of the Pilgrims, which just happens to be our faith as well. There was a fringe benefit for Mikey, as the event was held…

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….

Scenes from the Banquet
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Scenes from the Banquet

Our 2009 Seminary Banquet was a smashing success. The junior class outdid themselves in preparing and organizing the event, and the results were spectacular. It also served as a “breather” for Itá and I, offering us the chance to relax a bit and fellowship with friends. I did not get too many pictures, but the…

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:…

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…

Come Help Us: An Appeal for Northeast Brazil
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Come Help Us: An Appeal for Northeast Brazil

The following is the transcript of a recording made in 1955 by pioneer missionary Jim Willson. It was transcribed by our colleague Jim Leonard. It is surprising to see how much of the information is still quite relevant to the field today. I am posting it in its entirety, along with a few footnotes. We…

A Little Time Travel
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A Little Time Travel

By my calculations, Itacyara and I are part of the third generations of BMM missionaries to serve in this part of Brazil. It is always helpful to me–especially when I am tempted to think that times are tough–to go back and look at how the first generation lived and worked. Recently Philip McLain–son of Guy…

God’s Amazing Grace on Sunday
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God’s Amazing Grace on Sunday

If you have been reading the most recent blog posts, you may have gotten the impression that last weekend was somewhat busy for us. That would be a very correct impression. In fact, between after the puppetry school on Saturday afternoon and the youth conference Saturday evening, I was wiped out physically and emotionally–and I…