Uniting Faith and Friendship: Reflections on the 25th Annual Teen Camp

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This year, the 25th annual Teen Camp welcomed 82 young people, aged 13 to 17, and an additional 35 helpers—including organizers, teachers, chaperones, and cooks—for a 4-day event. Representatives from many congregations across the region attended, along with several visitors. Joshua initiated this event during his high school years. Aureni and I assisted him for […]

My word… shall not return to Me void.

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I remember going to the downtown congregation many years ago. It was right after we bought the Boa Vista church building. I often noticed a boy looking over the next-door fence at us as we gathered for church. He wanted to discover what was happening with his new neighbors. I later learned his name was […]

Greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven ( with video)

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This month, we had a week-long visit from a group affiliated with the Healing Hands International ministry (hhi.org) 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 […]

“Whoever refreshes others will be refreshed” Pv 11:25b

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The Pruitts celebrating a Christmas meal together after many years. After three and a half years, we could finally visit the States again. During our visit, we had the opportunity to visit family and friends and the supporting churches that have played such a crucial role in our mission work over the years. It was […]