March 1, 2010
Baptist Mid-Missions in Chile
While my biggest concern right now is whether or not I will be able to fly to São Paulo tomorrow, there are many people with much bigger "fish to fry". Take, for example, the BMM missionaries currently working in Chile, or neighbor to the southwest.
Here is an excerpt of a letter from John and Laura Niemeyer:
We woke up to a strong shaking of the sliding glass doors, floors, and everything around us. We jumped up to make sure the children were safe and found it difficult to walk through the house. It felt like walking on deck of a ship in the midst of a storm, or maybe you can relate by imagining yourself trying to balance on a surfboard. It was very strange when things that are normally steady and secure were rolling beneath our feet...Our car slid a foot forward even with the emergency brake engaged...The airport expects to be closed for the next several days, and we have seen minor damage around town. We have been feeling tremors all day and are told that we can expect those to last for several more days.
The entire letter can be read here. Praise God that the damage was not greater. Today I heard from friends of mine--missionaries in another part of Chile--that they survived the quakes as well with no significant problems. Certainly our prayers go out to the thousands who have been directly affected.
Talk back to the missionary: Do you have an example of God's faithfulness in the midst of this tragedy? Share it with us in the comments section.
December 3, 2009
Land of the Free, Home of the Brave
It is now only a matter of time before other nations--including my beloved Brazil--will recognize the legitimate government. Look for Chavez' Venezuela to be a spitefully perpetual holdout.
Talk back to the missionary: Do you think that the Honduras crisis represents a "tipping point" in the advance of leftist-leaning governments in Latin America and the world?