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Happy Thanksgiving & furlough video

Posted by on November 26, 2015 in Brazil,PAZ with no comments, please leave one

Happy Thanksgiving to all. If you were not able to attend any of the places we shared, here is a video that sums up our first years on the field (click here). Here are a few things we enjoyed over the last few months: someone turned 10:  We were also able to do some family […]

The Work continues

Posted by on November 7, 2015 in Brazil,PAZ with no comments, please leave one

Although we have been in the US for 2 months, the work in Brazil continues. For the last year, we have been involved with finishing a church building in the community where we live, Jutaí. Just before we left, we borrowed a sound system and a bunch of chairs and had a pre-inauguration. Praise the […]

May flights

Posted by on June 11, 2015 in PAZ with no comments, please leave one

It has been a great blessing to have the RV6 (wheels plane) here. We were excited to have it donated, and we were confident we could use it, but since this is a new experience we were not sure what it would look like. I have an experienced pilot friend, João, who has helped me […]

2 weeks of flying

Posted by on May 22, 2015 in Brazil,PAZ with 1 Comment

Last fall Janelle went on a trip to help work on a church close to Parintins. This is about 20 hours by boat from Santarém, and is between Santarém and Manaus. There are approximately 240 communities in the general vicinity of Parintins that do not have an evangelical presence. Janelle met the pastor (Samuel) and […]

Native missionary

Posted by on April 29, 2015 in Brazil,PAZ with 2 Comments

One of the goals of every foreign mission organization should be to, eventually, reach and teach them so that they in turn go and reach their people. Glory to God, this is happening here in Brazil (at least around Santarém). Barros is a Brazilian businessman who owns a very successful sandwich shop. Before I even […]

Using the Airplane

Posted by on April 10, 2015 in Brazil,PAZ with no comments, please leave one

Over the last few months the airplane has been in use–Praise the Lord. Although I continue to tweak things to improve performance (added steps to make it easier to get in, changed the angle of the floats to take-off quicker, etc) I have also had a chance to be involved in a few projects. The […]

Busy day

Posted by on February 16, 2015 in Brazil,PAZ with no comments, please leave one

It was a great Monday morning. Met for prayer at 7am. Arrived at the hanger at 8 to meet with the engineer and workers about raising the floor in the hangar and putting in a ramp to keep the water from coming it. To help understand why, (click here). This happened last year while I […]

“Family”- written by our niece

Posted by on February 5, 2015 in Brazil,PAZ with 1 Comment

Hammocks, mangoes, skits, stingrays, laughter, handwork and card games. Those are a few key words that made up an amazing week spent with family, making lasting memories. My grandpa had desire to build a church along the river in memory of our grandma so 11 of us went down and helped with the process. Not […]

The next adventure

Posted by on January 8, 2015 in Brazil,PAZ with no comments, please leave one

The aviation ministry, Amazon Salt and Light, was recently donated another airplane. The end of this month, Matt and another pilot will fly it to Brazil. The other pilot is very experienced having brought over 50 small airplanes to Brazil—but prayers are still appreciated as we take the next step in putting this tool into […]

Latest plane trip

Posted by on January 2, 2015 in Brazil,PAZ with no comments, please leave one

Last friday morning, I loaded up the plane to maximum gross weight (construction manager, Joaquim and as much fuel as I could carry) and we headed out to check on various river works. Our plan was to stop at 5 different sites, the first being about an hour and half away. The farthest was 3 […]