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IBRE Conference, 2015

With the lofty theme “Post Tenebras Lux” (After darkness, light), the Ebenezer church realized its third annual conference. Pastor Richard C. PIatt II, of our sending church in Lakeland, Florida, brought messages that focused on the five “solas” of the reformation and applied them to our everyday lives.


Pastor Piatt speaking, and “yours truly” translating.

In order to fit in all the messages, we began the conference on Friday night–something new for our churches here in Maranhão. On Saturday night, we broke a record for attendance, conference or otherwise, as around 200 people crowded into our little space.


The crowd in the main area.



Another blessing on Saturday was a pastors’ breakfast, where Dr. Piatt was able to hear from our local pastors about their challenges in ministry, and share some of his own experiences with them.


Pastors’ breakfast

On Sunday we began the day with a baptism and then had two sessions to finish up the “five solas” theme. At the end of the evening we took a group photo.


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