Great things happened at our Christmas/year-end party together for area churches. One thing also happened to Vicki that wasn’t so great. Click on the link to read the PDF file.
What happened in October? (I might ask also what happened to the month of October? It went by so fast!) Half there in the US, half here in Brazil.
One thing that happened before and after our U.S. trip was the wide distribution of our Christian magazine around the country.
Read about that and other great happenings in the vol. 29, no. 7 issue of GoSpeak.
Click here and download the PDF file for an immediate read: gospeak29-07
From 8 am to 1 pm, 44 men from nine or 10 different congregations came together Saturday, Oct. 26, at the Vila Maria church building in São Paulo to study “Notions of Hermeneutics, Exegesis, and Homiletics.” Such was my assigned topic. I called it, “How to Study and Teach/Preach the Bible.”
The organizers handed out copies of my six-page outline, with five main points: Read more »
The big freebie services like Google are not secure. See, for example, “Google Privacy Change Provokes Outrage.” That is especially true of American-based services, now that the government is reading our email.
First prayer request: Just got word from the organizers that the seminar I’ll be teaching next Sat., Oct 26, in the capital will have not the 30 expected, but between 40-50 men from 7-8 congregations across São Paulo and in state. Read more »
What happened during our 2013 USA trip?
We did not get to visit every supporting church this time, since we were focusing on raising funds. We owe the congregations of Lemalsamac, near Newbern TN, Acton, in Michie TN, Broadview, in Pompano Beach FL, and Iuka MS a visit.
The first month we borrowed several cars for our trips. For the last month we rented a car. We put 4,301 miles on it (not even close to our record). We traveled in ten states: Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, Arkansas, Missouri, Texas, Oklahoma, Kentucky, Indiana, and Illinois. Read more »
Designated as a Metropolitan Region in 2012, the fourth in the state of São Paulo, the Metropolitan Region of the Paraiba Valley and North Coast (MRPVNC) comes in as the 10th largest metro area in Brazil, with 2.26 million inhabitants.
The region is composed of 39 municipalities, of which São José dos Campos is the largest, with about 650,000 inhabitants. Read more »