Pastor Todd Stricklin is the pastor of Narragansett Bay Baptist Church, our sending church. He gave me a few minutes of his time, where he shared his perspective on Portugal’s great need for the gospel. Pastor Stricklin has been to Portugal twice and offers his own thoughts and observations from his visits.
Early history Portugal shares the Iberian Peninsula with the country of Spain and theses two countries share much of their early history. Iberia was known as Hispania (Rom. 15:24), and after being the birthplace of peoples like the Gallaeci, Lusitanians and Celtici, was conquered by the Roman Empire. The Romans had to fight for almost […]
I would ask you to pray for the examination council and special ordination service planned for this weekend, August 17-18. The candidate is Bro. Lenildo Monteiro and, Lord willing he will also be taking the position of Assistant Pastor at Igreja Baptista Esperança Viva (Living Hope Baptist Church), our church in the city of Albufeira, […]
In the last few weeks, I have been spending most of my time calling churches, sending letters and emails, answering the same questions, over and over, from pastors and church secretaries. Don’t I have better things to do? Isn’t anything else going on for the Lord in Portugal? I have to be honest, this is not the most exciting activity that I could be doing right now. Why, then do I do it? And why am I so happy each time I am able to add another meeting to the calendar? (more…)
By Jerome Pittman
It is very common for families living in Ireland or Great Britain to take what is often referred to as a “Sun Holiday”. Last summer my family and I took our “Sun Holiday” to the country of Portugal.
Portugal is located in the most Southwestern corner of Europe located between Spain and the Atlantic Ocean. When we arrived we found the people in Portugal friendly and warm, as the Portuguese sun. (more…)