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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

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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 […]

Updates from the mission field

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We pray this finds you, your family, and the good brethren there doing well during this trying time. Thankfully, we are all fine on this end, enjoying the presence of our caring Shepherd. Brazil is about a month behind the US on the pandemic’s trajectory. On the latest posting, I noticed that the US had […]