Category Archives: Brazil

Day 7 – On the way home

I didn’t actually write this today.  I wrote it yesterday and scheduled it to post today so that I could sleep in, pack my bags, and head to the airport without having to worry with the internet.  Please pray for a safe trip for me back to the states.

While you’re at it, please pray for the church and the leaders of the church in Belo Horizonte.  They have a marvelous history and are positioned to do good work for years to come.  They are feeling the transitions of a normal church life and are coming out of a period of a couple years where things didn’t go as well as they would have liked.  There has been some tension and some turmoil.  Those times are passed, and they are able to focus again on the work at hand.  As all of our churches could, they could use all the prayers they could.  

One of the missionaries is a TheoBlogger, but he doesn’t update his site much.  You’ll find the link for Eddison Fowler in links section.  Please visit and drop him a line/post a comment to encourage the work there and ask for more frequent blog updates!

See you NoVa people tomorrow! 

Day 5 and 6

Day 5 fell on Sunday, and I was asked to preach for the morning and evening services.  Fortunately, they are considered the same service, only done twice.  That way I was able to preach the same sermon twice.  There’s something odd about that, though.  The second time through the sermon feel less like preaching andContinue Reading

Just for fun… a day 4 addendum.

The coffee in Brazil is incredible!  I love it.  It’s funny, though, because they drink the coffee here in little, bitty plastic cups.  They are slightly larger than your typical communion cup.  They have one or two, then move on.  All of the restaurants and grocery stores have coffee set up with little cups forContinue Reading

Day 2, 3, and 4

I’ve been quite busy the last few days and haven’t had time to post.  Things are going very well.  I’ve been very well received since my arrival, and the church leaders and members have been very appreciative of my work.  We started with a meeting with the elders on Thursday.   After five hours weContinue Reading

Brazil, Day 1

I arrived in Belo Horizonte yesterday at about noon.  We’re two hours ahead here than Eastern U.S. time (until Sunday), so the difference isn’t too bad.  It is odd being ahead of time, however, when I’m used to traveling and gaining hours as I cross time zones instead of loosing them. My initial impressions wereContinue Reading