February 16, 2017

When I was young my parents taught me two things about giving -  we are supposed to give and giving is an important activity in being a follower of Jesus.   I remember when my parents started giving me an allowance.  It was a really big deal.  I could hardly believe it...

May 19, 2016

Pastor is doing a sermon series on Prayer.  Last Sunday, he asked me to bring in my prayer journals and he wanted me to talk about them the next Sunday.  He said from the first time he was getting to know me he was touched that I kept a prayer journal, wrote in it dail...

March 2, 2016


Tonight Pastor John has asked me to have a final devotion with our missionaries before they board their buses for the long trip home.   It’s been an amazing week for them to see so many of their friends, tell their stories, eat their favorite Brazilian dishes, and wor...

February 28, 2016


26 years ago, Aurinete  (Nech) Macie was 21 years old and single.  Since the age of 15 she believed God was calling her to be a missionary, but this Sunday, when Pastor Nanato asked if there was anyone willing to become a missionary and go to Bolivia, Nech said she wo...

February 27, 2016

                    Missionary Couples and The National Board of the IDPB 


It is an official visit. The National Board, the top denominational leaders of the Church of Brazil, have come to visit the new church and...

February 27, 2016



What is it like to be a missionary with a calling to share the Gospel to a country where you barely speak the language, are unfamiliar with the customs and don't know anyone?  That's the challenge that was given to Isaias and his wife Alcilene (Lene).  Seven months a...

November 28, 2015


 When I was a child, my mom taught me to pray this prayer before I went to sleep:


Now I lay me down to sleep,

I pray the Lord my soul to keep.

If I should die before I wake,

I pray the Lord my soul to take.


I didn’t know what a soul was, but I figured it was something de...

October 31, 2015

Pastor Bosco and his wife Rosely, were with the Brazilian entourage that visited Spirit of Life last summer.  We got to know them and had a lot of fun.  On my recent trip to Brazil, I had a chance to visit them and speak at their church.


They live in a new communi...

October 20, 2015
















A little background - The prophets are everywhere in the Bible, men and women who were given messages from God in visions, dreams, angelic messengers and audible voices.  There is the miracle-working Moses, fiery Elijah, weeping Jeremiah, Jonah, Miriam,...

October 18, 2015




Chapel in The Woods


Every mission trip has some surprising moments that inspire me.  Pastor Cezila invited me to preach to a small group of people he has weekly services for up in the mountains.  No problem.    Pastor Cezila lives in a small agricultural town surrou...

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