Photos

Here are some of the latest photos from our ministry. Click on a picture to see a larger image and read the description.

Missionary Kids - This group has grown up together. Two are in college, one leaving and several graduating soon. Many memories have been created and life long friendships developed.
Missionary Kids – This group has grown up together. Two are in college, one leaving and several graduating soon. Many memories have been created and life long friendships developed.
Missionary Kids - Some of the MKs in our area.
Missionary Kids – Some of the MKs in our area.
Fellow Missionary - Sam Rogers
Bro. Sam was a blessing to the church with his soul-winning message on Stephen's influence in the salvation of Saul.
Fellow Missionary – Sam Rogers Bro. Sam was a blessing to the church with his soul-winning message on Stephen’s influence in the salvation of Saul.
Fellow Missionary - Sam Rogers
Though I was not present, our people enjoyed the message. Please pray for the Rogers as they return to the US for a furlough.
Fellow Missionary – Sam Rogers Though I was not present, our people enjoyed the message. Please pray for the Rogers as they return to the US for a furlough.
Renan was willing to help in so many ways so that I could go preach at another church. It is such a blessing to see people volunteering to help.
Renan was willing to help in so many ways so that I could go preach at another church. It is such a blessing to see people volunteering to help.
The Lord used a generous person to donate some electronic equipment to our church. Though we are still learning how best to use it, Renan enjoyed using it to help explain the Bible chronology for the book of Genesis.
The Lord used a generous person to donate some electronic equipment to our church. Though we are still learning how best to use it, Renan enjoyed using it to help explain the Bible chronology for the book of Genesis.
Renan, one of our men, teaching Sunday School.
Renan, one of our men, teaching Sunday School.
Amanda teaching her SS class.
Amanda teaching her SS class.
Spending time with friends.
Spending time with friends.
Spending a day with friends. Jonas and Miriam are great friends and he keeps his pond stocked. They boys enjoy catching fish here because it is easy!
Spending a day with friends. Jonas and Miriam are great friends and he keeps his pond stocked. They boys enjoy catching fish here because it is easy!
Outreach - So far, our outreach has been very successful and we have seen visitors come to church every time we have done this.
Outreach – So far, our outreach has been very successful and we have seen visitors come to church every time we have done this.
Outreach - When asking the church what kind of evangelism they thought would be good, the decision was to hand out water, tracts, Bibles and other literature right in front of our church to those who walk by.
Outreach – When asking the church what kind of evangelism they thought would be good, the decision was to hand out water, tracts, Bibles and other literature right in front of our church to those who walk by.
Lately, we have been seeing many towns in our area putting out public dumpster bins. These were placed just about 50 feet from our church doors.
Lately, we have been seeing many towns in our area putting out public dumpster bins. These were placed just about 50 feet from our church doors.
Rainy season in our neck of the woods bring a beautiful rainbow (sometimes a double or triple rainbow) almost every day. God keeps his promises even in the rainy season!
Rainy season in our neck of the woods bring a beautiful rainbow (sometimes a double or triple rainbow) almost every day. God keeps his promises even in the rainy season!
Activities in the children's class after the story.
Activities in the children’s class after the story.
Raylda teaching the children's class
Raylda teaching the children’s class
Raylda teaching the children's class
Raylda teaching the children’s class
February 18th flood in Cacoal. I think he got stuck on the speed bump.
February 18th flood in Cacoal. I think he got stuck on the speed bump.
February 18th flood in Cacoal.
February 18th flood in Cacoal.
February 18th flood in Cacoal.
February 18th flood in Cacoal.
Garry Tyler preaching.
Garry Tyler preaching.
Amanda's Sunday School class. Not many kids right now, but the Lord has blessed us with a place to teach them, so we are using it.
Amanda’s Sunday School class. Not many kids right now, but the Lord has blessed us with a place to teach them, so we are using it.
Jonathan leading singing while Judson translates for the deaf.
Jonathan leading singing while Judson translates for the deaf.
Jonathan leading singing while Judson translates for the deaf.
Jonathan leading singing while Judson translates for the deaf.
This is what parrots do to your wires. They are beautiful creatures, but VERY noisy and love to short out wires by chewing on the plastic coating.
This is what parrots do to your wires. They are beautiful creatures, but VERY noisy and love to short out wires by chewing on the plastic coating.
Look closely at the feet sticking out of the back. Not the most common place to take a nap.
Look closely at the feet sticking out of the back. Not the most common place to take a nap.
Upgrades - As you can see from the picture, we have added service times and contact info on the building.
Upgrades – As you can see from the picture, we have added service times and contact info on the building.
Upgrades - We were able to darken the front glass to avoid visibility during the week when nobody is around the church.
Upgrades – We were able to darken the front glass to avoid visibility during the week when nobody is around the church.
Though a bit hard to compare, our auditorium is now about 60% larger than it was at the beginning of the year.
Though a bit hard to compare, our auditorium is now about 60% larger than it was at the beginning of the year.
Soccer - It is hard to get a good picture with the less than desirable lighting, but our church men have begun playing soccer with men in the community. Though we do it for exercise, the Lord is using it as an outreach. We have several unsaved men playing with us.
Soccer – It is hard to get a good picture with the less than desirable lighting, but our church men have begun playing soccer with men in the community. Though we do it for exercise, the Lord is using it as an outreach. We have several unsaved men playing with us.
Prospective Pastor - A visit from our friend Jonas (left) brought along a pastor who is considering working in our area. Pastor Claudemir (right) is praying about the possibility.
Prospective Pastor – A visit from our friend Jonas (left) brought along a pastor who is considering working in our area. Pastor Claudemir (right) is praying about the possibility.
In preparation for the next few months, we decided to go ahead and expand our auditorium.
In preparation for the next few months, we decided to go ahead and expand our auditorium.
In preparation for the next few months, we decided to go ahead and expand our auditorium. It is always a blessing to have men in the church who are willing to help.
In preparation for the next few months, we decided to go ahead and expand our auditorium. It is always a blessing to have men in the church who are willing to help.
In preparation for the next few months, we decided to go ahead and expand our auditorium. With help from the men we were able to finish everything in one day.
In preparation for the next few months, we decided to go ahead and expand our auditorium. With help from the men we were able to finish everything in one day.
Deaf Ministry - This is our deaf ministry for the time being.
Deaf Ministry – This is our deaf ministry for the time being.
New Years Eve - We hosted a cookout at our house for the church. It was a great time of fellowship.
New Years Eve – We hosted a cookout at our house for the church. It was a great time of fellowship.
New Years Eve - We hosted a cookout at our house for the church. It was a great time of fellowship.
New Years Eve – We hosted a cookout at our house for the church. It was a great time of fellowship.
New Years Eve - We hosted a cookout at our house for the church. It was a great time of fellowship.
New Years Eve – We hosted a cookout at our house for the church. It was a great time of fellowship.
New Years Eve - We hosted a cookout at our house for the church. It was a great time of fellowship.
New Years Eve – We hosted a cookout at our house for the church. It was a great time of fellowship.
Christmas Program - This event was a special night for our church. We had a packed auditorium with many visitors.
Christmas Program – This event was a special night for our church. We had a packed auditorium with many visitors.
Christmas Program - This event was a special night for our church. We had a packed auditorium with many visitors.
Christmas Program – This event was a special night for our church. We had a packed auditorium with many visitors.
High quality bulletins for our Christmas Concert.
High quality bulletins for our Christmas Concert.
When starting a church, there are many little things that must be done. This installment was simple, but the ladies were happy to have somewhere to get water.
When starting a church, there are many little things that must be done. This installment was simple, but the ladies were happy to have somewhere to get water.
1st Teen Event - Competition winners
1st Teen Event – Competition winners
1st Teen Event - Popping balloons with an airsoft gun.
1st Teen Event – Popping balloons with an airsoft gun.
1st Teen Event - Tug of war is always fun. Especially when we win.
1st Teen Event – Tug of war is always fun. Especially when we win.
1st Teen Event - All that were present
1st Teen Event – All that were present
1st Teen Event - The group from our church
1st Teen Event – The group from our church
1st Teen Event - A bonfire in the rain!
1st Teen Event – A bonfire in the rain!
1st Teen Event - The event was in the city we lived in from 2012-2015
1st Teen Event – The event was in the city we lived in from 2012-2015
Our 3rd service
Our 3rd service
The repairs on our church building
The repairs on our church building
The repairs on our church building
The repairs on our church building
After renting the building, we found a few problematic places that needed repair.
After renting the building, we found a few problematic places that needed repair.
After renting the building, we found a few problematic places that needed repair.
After renting the building, we found a few problematic places that needed repair.
Josiah playing in a concert at PCC! We sure do wish we could be there to see him play.
Josiah playing in a concert at PCC! We sure do wish we could be there to see him play.
Our first service in the newly rented building.
Our first service in the newly rented building.
Our first service in the newly rented building.
Our first service in the newly rented building.
Our first service in the newly rented building.
Our first service in the newly rented building.
Our first service in the newly rented building.
Our first service in the newly rented building.
Jonathan has become our pianist for some of the services.
Jonathan has become our pianist for some of the services.
Here is a picture of the outside of our clean building! Just don't pay attention to Jonathan in the window.
Here is a picture of the outside of our clean building! Just don’t pay attention to Jonathan in the window.
The new church piano
The new church piano
The new church piano
The new church piano
Cleaning day!
Cleaning day!
Cleaning day!
Cleaning day!
Cleaning day!
Cleaning day!
Cleaning day!
Cleaning day!
Cleaning day!
Cleaning day!
Cleaning day!
Cleaning day!
Cleaning day!
Cleaning day!
One thing we have missed is Jabuticaba jelly. Jabuticabas are a fruit that grows on the trunk of the tree. Look it up!
One thing we have missed is Jabuticaba jelly. Jabuticabas are a fruit that grows on the trunk of the tree. Look it up!
A church service in our backyard.
A church service in our backyard.
A church service in our backyard.
A church service in our backyard.
Our new home!
Our new home!
Boy did we miss this... eating on the sidewalk with dogs begging for your scraps, cars driving by, and smelling the exhaust of Brazil city life!
Boy did we miss this… eating on the sidewalk with dogs begging for your scraps, cars driving by, and smelling the exhaust of Brazil city life!
Tired, but definitely hungry!
Tired, but definitely hungry!
Churrasco... hard to beat
Churrasco… hard to beat
Spoiled on our first day back in Brazil.
Spoiled on our first day back in Brazil.
Spoiled on our first day back in Brazil.
Spoiled on our first day back in Brazil.
There are a few fun things to see in airports now and then.
There are a few fun things to see in airports now and then.
Traveling again!
Traveling again!
Just getting wired for several days of travel.
Just getting wired for several days of travel.
And off we go...
And off we go…
Enjoying a few last fun hours with Josiah.
Enjoying a few last fun hours with Josiah.
Jonathan having fun.
Jonathan having fun.
Josiah playing a special in Gainesville, FL.
Josiah playing a special in Gainesville, FL.
Our last fun family event before taking Josiah to college.
Our last fun family event before taking Josiah to college.
Enjoying a little family time.
Enjoying a little family time.
President Josiah and his bodyguard Jonathan!
President Josiah and his bodyguard Jonathan!
Enjoying a little time with missionary friends in Oklahoma City.
Enjoying a little time with missionary friends in Oklahoma City.
It is always a blessing to be in the US for July 4th.
It is always a blessing to be in the US for July 4th.
In June, we were able to celebrate my parent's 50th wedding anniversary with my siblings and their families.
In June, we were able to celebrate my parent’s 50th wedding anniversary with my siblings and their families.
Honoring a veteran and helping raise the flag in Spokane.
Honoring a veteran and helping raise the flag in Spokane.
Jonathan having fun on a hike near Bonner's Ferry, ID
Jonathan having fun on a hike near Bonner’s Ferry, ID
Bonner's Ferry Idaho
Bonner’s Ferry Idaho
Hiking in Idaho
Hiking in Idaho
Hicking in Idaho
Hicking in Idaho
Kootenai Falls - Montana
Kootenai Falls – Montana
Kootenai Falls - Montana
Kootenai Falls – Montana
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