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Reflections on the Great Pandemic of 2020-21

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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 […]

Expanding our online courses

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Hewerton teaching Greek Because the number of Covid cases in Brazil is still rising and vaccination programs are slowly starting to roll out, the government continues imposing several restrictions on businesses, schools, and churches. Due to these many restrictions, the School of the Bible has not returned to in-person classes. We hope to return as […]

School of the Bible is going virtual + Service Opportunity

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We are now entering a new lockdown phase. The government has decided to tighten restrictions again, just when we were preparing to reopen the School of the Bible. Mike recording online course on Romans With the new restrictions, no non-essential business can operate during weekends, which is when we offer most of our courses. This […]