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Love One Another: Updates from the Field

“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 […]

2019 Annual Ladies Retreat: Mirror, Mirror, On the Wall

Inspired by this famous phrase from the classic Snow-White story, we decided on this theme for our annual ladies’ retreat of Northeast Brazil. I was asked to select the Bible lessons for the event. I chose: The Mirror Smudged by Sin, The Mirror of Religiosity, The Stage Mirror (Social Media), The True Mirror, and The […]

West of Recife: A Special Visit

“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 Shana have wanted to […]

Finding a Good Thing

“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 […]