Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Who Will Help The Poor?

Young mother Erarra , with her baby Isaac, and her Aunt Celina 

Celina holding another baby

Isabella snacking on powered milk 
While picking mango the other day I stumbled across this group of ladies (there were two more not pictured) and five babies. Two of the babies I was told were only 13 days old. They even let me hold one of them, the little guy in the top photo in yellow, his name is Isaac. Every year around Christmas time these poor people come from different parts of Brazil, and converge on Brasilia, in hope that people will take pity on them and give them gifts, mainly, food and clothing. When I ask them how I could help them they said they just needed clothes for the babies. About that time three cars pull up and a guy named Cristiano got out with his family and some other people with gift for the little ones and food. He told me that every year at his place of work he ask his co-worker for donations of food and clothing for the poor that come to Brasilia, every year. He said that this year not a lot of people wanted to come with him as in previous years. When I asked him why he said that a lot of his friends and co-workers are scared of these people. It made me realize that in life we hold back and don't do things because of fear. I pray that in 2015 I will not let fear stop me from doing what God has planned for my life.  2 Timothy 1:7 For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. Matthew 26:11 You will always have the poor among you.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Keep Christ in Christmas

Need I explain, its' a Christmas Tree!

Rare Nativity Scene 

Reindeer's Grazing in the Grass  
Well, its Christmas time again in the city. If your a Christian this is joyous time as we celebrate the birth of our King, Lord and Savoir Jesus. The one to whom one day soon, every knee will bow and every tongue will confess the Jesus Christ is Lord of all to the Glory of God. Don't go another day with out making Jesus your Lord and Savoir. He came to seek and save the lost.

Sunday, December 21, 2014

End of the Day

Alter do Chão, Para, Brazil 
End of the day and close to the end of the year for that fact. At the end of everyday I like to reflect on what the day was like. Did I accomplish everything I set out to do? or was it just another day sort of speaking. One thing is for your sure, I can always thank God for my many blessing and for directing my life. Though I don't always understand what happens along the way I just trust him by faith that everything is going to work out for his glory. I don't want to live for myself or for selfish gain. Each day when I wake up I give thanks to God for sending his son and my Savoir Jesus into this dark world to seek and save those who are lost and with out hope. Lord Jesus, come quickly. Amen

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Igreja Da Paz-Church of Peace

Igreja Da Paz, Tapajos National Forest, Para, Brazil 

Fisherman on the Rio Tapajos, in the state of Para, Brazil
Right in the Middle of the Amazon Forest or Jungle if you want to call it, is a little church with five members. I guess you could say its a start. It's not the size of the church but the power of the church,  meaning,, are they preaching and teaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ the power to transform ones life? It was encouraging to see that in this far away place someone care enough to go and start a church to preach the good news about the Prince of Peace. In the bottom photo I was remind of two things. Fishing has changed much since the days of Jesus, when he called Peter and Andrew to come be his disciples and he would make them fishers of men. Just a simple boat and a net.