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Unity and Service: Reflections from the 25th Great Supper.

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25th Great Supper Over the long Easter weekend, Aureni and I participated in the 25th Great Supper. This year, it was held in Cajazeiras, 400 miles northwest of Recife. This event brings together church members from various congregations across the State of Paraiba for a time of worship and Bible study. Approximately 120 brethren from […]

Greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven ( with video)

Walking from house to house (03Apr23)

This month, we had a week-long visit from a group affiliated with the Healing Hands International ministry ( based in Nashville. This ministry sends boxes of supplies (including school and hygiene materials and Bibles) to underprivileged children worldwide. Nine members of the group came from the Glen Allen Church of Christ in Richmond, Virginia, while […]

Visiting the “Least of These”


Vale do Catimbau is a very impoverished region. Members of the downtown congregation set out for a 5-hour trip into the interior of the state for our second SOS Sertão (SOS Hinterlands). Our visits are to a small community in the Vale do Catimbau, a desert-like region quite isolated from the outside world. Church members […]

Mission Into The Interior (watch video)


Imagine having no running tap water or electricity, hospitals, police stations, or supermarkets. That is how a community of people live in the Vale do Catimbau. Planning the mission trip at a hotel The Vale do Catimbau is a desert-like region about a 5-hour drive from Recife. Part of that journey is on dirt roads. […]