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Reflections on the Great Pandemic of 2020-21

Teachers meeting (22Aug21) (1)

I’m not sure how history will record the last year-and-a-half, but it has been an exceptionally tense period. Many became ill; some died, and everyone was affected. The church was not spared participation in this trying period. The faith of some grew cold while others were strengthened as with refinement by fire. In the end, […]

Putting in order what was unfinished

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One of our great challenges of this mission effort has been to establish elderships. A recent poll showed that there are now 326 congregations in Brazil since churches of Christ began sending missionaries 65 years ago. However, less than 5% of these have elders. In the New Testament, we see that elderships were common in […]

Mission Field Update on the Pandemic

Assembly Boa Visa (07Feb21)

The pandemic is going full steam here. We’re not sure if we’re in the second or third wave, but it’s on the rise. Local media reports that IC units are working at full capacity, and two dozen are dying every day just in Recife. Besides the government’s lockdown controlling public activities, they’ve mandated a curfew […]

Church Assemblies and the Pandemic

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The second wave of the pandemic has hit with 80% of the recently empty hospital beds now occupied again. Brazil remains at a Level 4 Travel Advisory (Do Not Travel) by the U.S. State Department since the pandemic began. The country continues to experience high daily case numbers of COVID-19. Communion following safety guidelines. Despite […]