Christmas, espresso, and a special prayer request

We had a wonderful Christmas in Portugal with family. There is nothing out of the ordinary in the previous sentence, but a couple of months ago we had no way of knowing that we would be in Portugal for Christmas. When we left Portugal on August 29th, our return date was August 4th. And it […]

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Unworthy Missionaries

Recently I was sitting in a Missions Conference and I was hearing another missionary present his field. As I sat there, my mind started to think about how to present the need of Portugal and our ministry there. I began thinking of things I could say that would make my presentation more appealing than the […]

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A Sad Number

In conversation today with a friend of ours that is preparing to go to Portugal as a missionary (Praise the Lord for that!). I was made aware of the number of people that die every day in Portugal without Christ. Today about 330 people will die in the country of Portugal. Of these, 327 will […]

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November ’13 Prayer Letter – Thanksgiving Edition

“So… how is the support coming along? Do you have any new supporting churches?” This seems to be the question of the hour every time we talk with pastors, missionaries and believers in Portugal. The truth is, we have been in the U.S. for three months now and we have three more supporting churches than […]

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[Book Review] The Rights of Missionaries

  Recently I read the little book “Have We No Rights? A frank discussion of the “rights” of missionaries”, by Mabel Williamson. This book is written from the perspective of the China Inland Mission, so many things are illustrated with their own methods of conducting missions work. Nevertheless, it was a very good read and […]

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