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Emotionally Healthy Spirituality

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Every Christian wants to grow spiritually. Our lifelong goal as disciples is to be more like our Lord. As the apostle Paul sought to do with those to whom he ministered, “…we will grow to become in every respect the mature body of Him who is the head, that is, Christ” (Ephesians 4:12). To this end, Recife’s […]

Love One Another: Updates from the Field

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“Simon, son of John, do you love Me?” After his monumental failure of denying the Lord, Peter is reinstated to his ministry by Jesus in John 21:15-19. While many dismiss the differences in the two Greek words used for “love” in this passage (agape and phileo), I believe the Holy Spirit inspired John to choose […]

West of Recife: A Special Visit

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The Wests visiting churches. “For we wanted to come to you… but Satan blocked our way.” – 1Thess. 2:18 David and Shana West help shepherd the Country Club Road congregation in Roswell, NM. This Body of believers has been involved in the Recife, Brazil mission effort since it began. For a long time, David and […]

Finding a Good Thing

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“He who finds a wife finds a good thing, and obtains favor from the Lord.” (Proverbs 18:22) Aureni and I received a great blessing last month with the marriage of our youngest to a good Christian girl. Knowing he now has someone to care for him is always a relief to a mother’s heart. Jonathan […]