Do the same things you do in a different way

With Vicki’s Views and (Barbara) Oliver’s Twist, the ladies are well represented in this report. Along with two questions for you and an update on our travels and support status.

Read the PDF file of report (vol. 29, no. 6) by clicking here.

Please share it with your congregation by passing on this link or sending the pdf as an attachment. Post it on your bulletin board, publish it in your bulletin. Also, share it with your Christian friends and area congregations.

We’re thankful for our friends who support this work with prayers, visits, hospitality, and funds.

Gospel in Brazilian cities with greatest GNP

Gospel in Brazil

Goiânia, capital of Goiás state in Brazil

In this list of 20 Brazilian municipalities ranked by GDP, only two do not have, as far as I know, churches of the Lord: #15, Duque de Caixias, in the state of Rio de Janeiro, and #20 Goiânia, capital of the state of Goiás.

I believe that a Brazilian team is preparing for the latter, and we pray they are not taking a false gospel there, since they are being sent by the progressive Great Cities ministry. (UPDATE: That team disbanded. There are no plans, apparently, to evangelize this city.) Continue reading

Off to Costa Rica

I will be leaving on March 1 to go to the Dominican Republic for 10 days, and then on to Costa Rica until the end of July. Please keep me in your prayers. I will be there by myself. However, the church is wonderful there, so I will not really be by myself!

Brazilian Zeal Mission Report, Jan/Feb ’10

Check out this page where you’ll find a pdf file for our first (bi)monthly report of this year, of Volume 26!

I’m suggesting to the GPMG members that they provide on the site here a one-paragraph summary, at least, of their activities of the previous month. Ought to be interesting! Here’s my paragraph:

January is the main vacation month in Brazil. So there are three Christian camp sessions, each a week long, by age. Leila served as a monitor for her first time, during the second week for ages 11-13. Then she stayed through for the third week as a camper. Then, only a couple of weeks later, she returned for the three-day session during the Carnaval holiday in February.

There’s a saying in Brazil that the country only starts to work after Carnaval. A bit of truth to that, unfortunately. So things start really gearing up in late February or March. Even the effects of it are felt in the church. Many travel, attendance is down, some events are canceled for lack of warm bodies. Now maybe we can get things moving!