Sunday, January 30, 2011

Evangelistic Bible Study at the Ilha das Flores

For the past few weeks, we have been leading an evangelistic Bible study series at the Church Plant / Community Development project on the Ilha das Flores. Sometimes we have a large group, sometimes a small one - sometimes I stand in the front, at other times, we sit in a circle - we try to be flexible depending on the situation!

Monday, January 17, 2011

Flooding in Porto Alegre

Many of you have probably heard about the devastating floods in the Brazilian states of Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo that have left hundreds dead. We haven't had anything like that here in Porto Alegre this year, but we did have some torrential rain and flooding the other day.

Cam and I were trying to get to the grocery store the other day, and ran across this flash flood in action. We took these pictures from our car windows....and we never did get to that grocery store!

Sunday, January 09, 2011

Church Visitor

We had our regular Bible Study time at the Community Development Project at the Ilha das Flores this morning.

We changed rooms a couple of times because of the heat and some workers who were there. We came back into the regular room where we hold worship serveces at the end to lock up, and discovered that we had a visitor! While unexpected, she was at least very well behaved!

You never quite know what challenges you are going to face each day on the mission field!

Saturday, January 01, 2011

Lord's Supper and Community Meal at Ilha das Flores Community Development Project

On December 30, we held a joint New Year's Dinner / Jesus Film Showing / Lord's Supper at the Community Development Project at Ilha das Flores.

We showed the part of the Jesus Film from the healing of Bartimaeus until the crucifixion, and then I gave a short overview on the meaning of the Lord's Supper and an invitation. We then went into the next room, where we took the Lord's Supper together, and then we served everyone a meal of fried fish, rice, fish sauce and salad. It was a great time of fellowship. Enjoy the photos!