Monday, January 26, 2009

Community Church of Timbauba interview

Timbauba Community Church interview from Jeffrey Turner

If you attend Brookville Road Community Church then you got to see this video yesterday at church. For the rest of you, I have posted here. Click on the title of the video to watch an HD copy.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Dr. Lake History of Community Church

15 years ago the first community church was started in Carpina Brazil. Last Sunday all the Brazil community churches got together to celebrate. The main speaker was Dr. Charles Lake the founder of Greenwood Community Church (the very first community church). You can watch his sermon that explains the history of the community churches. It is in 4 parts. The second part has the history story in it.
Continue to pray for the Pastors as they visit the community churches in Brazil.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Pastors arrive safely

The January group has arrived safely with all of their luggage. They didn't get to much rest today as they will be going to the very first service in Cha de Alegria this evening. Tomorrow is the 15 year anniversary celebration. Then in the evening Pastor Charles lake will be preaching at Grace Presbyterian Church in Recife. During the week it will be a little more relaxed. The group will be visiting most if not all the community churches. Jeff will be taking video fotage of the new construction in Lagoa de Itaenga, Tracenheum, and Timbauba. Until then pray for this trip.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Pastor Ricardo's Mother Passes away

Pastor Ricardo Silva's mother passed away yesterday. She had diabetes and went into a coma after having to much sugar. She died shortly after going into the coma.
We are unsure if she was a believer. She didn't raise Ricardo and only was with him in his early years. She was living in Lagoa de Itaenga, the same town Ricardo's current church plant is in. Please pray for the family and for Ricardo's step brother who will be living with Ricardo and Kattia now. The step brother is 14 years old. This is a big step for Ricardo's family and is very similar to when Tele brought in Ricardo to his family.

EDIT: It is still unclear if Ricardo's step brother will be living with them. It will be their responsibility to make sure he gets a good education but where he lives will be up to him. There are several relatives that he is going to stay with for a while before he decides.

Thursday, January 08, 2009

Fire on the Hillside

This was the view from the Alcance (Ministry HQ) a few nights ago.

Every season they burn the sugar cane fields to drive out the snakes and clear it out. The actual stalk doesn't burn. So after they burn it they can go in and harvest it a lot easier. But, burning it also hurts the ground and environment a lot.

Dan Downer is traveling to Brazil today to spend a month here. He will be helping with electricity and other things at the 3 Church construction sites. Pray for safe travels and God to use and take care of him while he is here.