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Such is the Kingdom of Heaven

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Finally that special afternoon had arrived. We have been waiting anxiously for this day. The teddy bears were all ready to be delivered into the hands of the children. Each bear was protected inside a plastic bag and tied by a big colorful ribbon. A few ladies here in Recife work every Wednesday afternoon at […]

Alex’s first impressions

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Note: Alexandra, 18, is the granddaughter of my first cousin. She’s fresh out of high school, works as a technician in a hospital and preparing to go to college in January. I’d never met her until she contacted me recently saying she’d like to visit because she’s considering doing mission work. It was a blessing […]

From the pews to the streets

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Here is a report written from a brother in the downtown congregation regarding our communitywide campaign in July, where many from the church went out into the streets handing out tracks, meeting new people and inviting them to hear about God’s word: My mom used to say “one hand washes the other and with both […]

Four visitors become family

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In May we received four students from OSU through a program that teaches the Bible in English called LST (Let’s Start Talking). The four students that came were Stephen, Mary, Becca and Scarlett. They arrived with the mission of teaching the Bible in English through personal weekly meetings during their stay of six weeks. And […]