May 23, 2015
Historical São Luís, meet Instagram
They say the first step to the cure is admitting you have a problem. In light of this, I would like to say that maybe...just maybe...I have a tiny addiction to Instagram. I would seek out a 12-step program, but at this point I would probably just end up taking pictures of me at each step and posting them on Instagram.
Instagram does have one great perk: it makes the drudgery of running errands a let less...drudgery--y. Case in point: on Thurday I had several tasks that required me to spend the morning and a good part of the afternoon in downtown São Luís. Out came the cell phone, and as I walked, I clicked away.
Of course, it doesn't hurt that São Luís is inherently photogenic. Here are the results of my foray:
May 15, 2015
Conference in Paraíba
Two weeks ago I had the privilege of being the keynote speaker at the annual conference of the Paraíba and Rio Grande do Norte state associations of Regular Baptist churches. I'm still waiting for the audio of those pictures to be released...but for now here are some pictures of my surroundings while there.
May 13, 2015
Mothers Day at Ebenézer
On Sunday we celebrated our third Mothers Day as a congregation, and this year surpassed all previous expectations, both in the number of mothers attending (several visitors) and the program itself.
Brazilian Musical Interlude: Brazilian reed man Paulo Moura plays "Chorando Baixo"
May 7, 2015
Ebenezer's Boiler Room
A story (perhaps apocryphal) is told of Charles Spurgeon, who, upon being asked the secret of the success of his ministry, took people to a back room of the church, where people were praying. According to the story, he called it his "boiler room".
Of late God has been visibly blessing the Ebenezer congregation. Our services are full of visitors, many of whom we have been praying for since the beginning of the church-plant. In a month's time our "new members" class went from four to seven--with others being interested as well.
And I am convinced that it is because of this group of people.
These photos are from our mid-week prayer meeting. Most of these people have been constant in this meeting--faithful in prayer since day one. And of course we are joined by many of you, who lift us up on a weekly, even daily basis.
May God bless--and increase--the boiler room!