Some Thoughts on Athens

As most of you know, a little over a week and half ago Pastor Matt and I left for Athens, Greece to teach the leaders of a migrant Romanian church. This group of men had been learning from the curriculum and teachers of Training Leaders International (TLI) for the past three years. They’ve been on a long journey and have worked really hard. In fact, they, along with other migrant people groups in Athens, were the first group ever to complete the TLI program and graduate. It was an honor to watch each of them receive their diplomas and I was deeply encouraged by the work God appears to be doing in Athens. Pastor Matt went on to Romania, but I am now [Read more…]

Brazil, 2014

It is now a bit over a week since we entered Brazil.  I wanted to give a bit of an update one what is going on and how you can pray.  Philemon and I arrived at Sao Paulo in the morning of the 9th.  Right when we got off of the plane Philemon received the news that his father had died so grief was his companion. We came with our wives this time and were able to get to Atibaia with no problems.  We are staying in a small apartment on the church campus that is sufficient to our needs.  That evening we all went to another town called Terra Preta where I taught a bible study to the men on marriage and [Read more…]