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

Children's Day - This is a special day in Brazil. Most children receive a gift from their parents as well as candy and chocolate from relatives and friends. We had a special service at church for them and filled the auditorium with balloons. We normally have 3 kids in Sunday School, but we had 12 children present on that day. I think even the adults paid close attention to the Bible story!
Children’s Day – This is a special day in Brazil. Most children receive a gift from their parents as well as candy and chocolate from relatives and friends. We had a special service at church for them and filled the auditorium with balloons. We normally have 3 kids in Sunday School, but we had 12 children present on that day. I think even the adults paid close attention to the Bible story!
Children's Day - Samuel is very young, but he enjoyed all the balloons and activities. His grandmother is one of our faithful members.
Children’s Day – Samuel is very young, but he enjoyed all the balloons and activities. His grandmother is one of our faithful members.
Children's Day - Garry Tyler taught a missionary story. The children paid very good attention and learned about a young girl who grew up in Brazil and is now a missionary in Africa.
Children’s Day – Garry Tyler taught a missionary story. The children paid very good attention and learned about a young girl who grew up in Brazil and is now a missionary in Africa.
Children's Day - Kids are always fun! They enjoy games of every kind. We had lots of fun with them on this special day.
Children’s Day – Kids are always fun! They enjoy games of every kind. We had lots of fun with them on this special day.
Children's Day - We gave the boys and girls an opportunity to blow up these small balloons, but none of them were able to do it. They tried hard!
Children’s Day – We gave the boys and girls an opportunity to blow up these small balloons, but none of them were able to do it. They tried hard!
Children's Day - These girls are neighbors to Garry and Pam Tyler. It was a blessing to have them in church for this event.
Children’s Day – These girls are neighbors to Garry and Pam Tyler. It was a blessing to have them in church for this event.
Children's Day - Jonathan has a love for children and does a great job getting the children to interact while singing.
Children’s Day – Jonathan has a love for children and does a great job getting the children to interact while singing.
This may not mean much to most people, but we enjoy seeing Brazil flags. Recently there has been increased numbers of flags being displayed. It probably is because Independence Day, presidential elections, and the World Cup have all been very close this year. Yet, we enjoy seeing the revived patriotism.
This may not mean much to most people, but we enjoy seeing Brazil flags. Recently there has been increased numbers of flags being displayed. It probably is because Independence Day, presidential elections, and the World Cup have all been very close this year. Yet, we enjoy seeing the revived patriotism.
Deaf Sunday - Pam Tyler interpreting for the special service in São Felipe.
Deaf Sunday – Pam Tyler interpreting for the special service in São Felipe.
Deaf Sunday - This deaf couple in the center of the photo has been attending church in São Felipe, but no one knows how to communicate with them very well. The services and transcribed by means of Google Meet and they read on a cellphone what the pastor is preaching. We were able to help encourage the people to learn sign language so they can help this couple.
Deaf Sunday – This deaf couple in the center of the photo has been attending church in São Felipe, but no one knows how to communicate with them very well. The services and transcribed by means of Google Meet and they read on a cellphone what the pastor is preaching. We were able to help encourage the people to learn sign language so they can help this couple.
Deaf Sunday - Judson translated as his grandfather, Garry Tyler led the singing for the service in São Felipe.
Deaf Sunday – Judson translated as his grandfather, Garry Tyler led the singing for the service in São Felipe.
Deaf Sunday - This was a very special day for Raquel because she was not only recognized by the entire church, but she was able to participate and teach her language to other people.
Deaf Sunday – This was a very special day for Raquel because she was not only recognized by the entire church, but she was able to participate and teach her language to other people.
Deaf Sunday - The sign for Jesus is the same in ASL and in Libras (Portuguese sign language). These people are learning the basics to be able to invite deaf people to church.
Deaf Sunday – The sign for Jesus is the same in ASL and in Libras (Portuguese sign language). These people are learning the basics to be able to invite deaf people to church.
Deaf Sunday - Judson and Raquel teaching signs.
Deaf Sunday – Judson and Raquel teaching signs.
Deaf Sunday - Judson and Raquel teaching basic signs from Brazilian sign language to our church and the church in São Felipe.
Deaf Sunday – Judson and Raquel teaching basic signs from Brazilian sign language to our church and the church in São Felipe.
Deaf Sunday - We presented Raquel (our deaf lady) with a present. She also had a special gift for each of the interpreters.
Deaf Sunday – We presented Raquel (our deaf lady) with a present. She also had a special gift for each of the interpreters.
Teen Bible Quiz Meet - Our young people excelled in the competition. We took 1st and 3rd in the individual competition and 1st in the team competition.
Teen Bible Quiz Meet – Our young people excelled in the competition. We took 1st and 3rd in the individual competition and 1st in the team competition.
Teen Bible Quiz Meet - Strogonoff, rice and a salad was the menu for the day. We also had hot dogs later in the day and ice cream for a treat.
Teen Bible Quiz Meet – Strogonoff, rice and a salad was the menu for the day. We also had hot dogs later in the day and ice cream for a treat.
Teen Bible Quiz Meet - Each team competed with several other teams to see who could organize the books of the Bible more quickly. The names of each book were written on the sides of the cups.
Teen Bible Quiz Meet – Each team competed with several other teams to see who could organize the books of the Bible more quickly. The names of each book were written on the sides of the cups.
Teen Bible Quiz Meet - Without any electronic quizzing apparatuses, we were able to create a simple way to present the questions and determine who should answer first. This is the "Brazilian Way" of making do with what you have. (We are getting good at this.)
Teen Bible Quiz Meet – Without any electronic quizzing apparatuses, we were able to create a simple way to present the questions and determine who should answer first. This is the “Brazilian Way” of making do with what you have. (We are getting good at this.)
Teen Bible Quiz Meet - Pastor Cleis gave his testimony during out meeting. He was born of an Indian father and a Brazilian mother. He was raised by his grandmother and did not know either of his parents during his childhood. He met his father as a teenager. After a very violent and difficult upbringing, God took him out of that life, put him through seminary, and now he is a pastor and is working about an hour from us.
Teen Bible Quiz Meet – Pastor Cleis gave his testimony during out meeting. He was born of an Indian father and a Brazilian mother. He was raised by his grandmother and did not know either of his parents during his childhood. He met his father as a teenager. After a very violent and difficult upbringing, God took him out of that life, put him through seminary, and now he is a pastor and is working about an hour from us.
Teen Bible Quiz Meet - What a blessing to hear all these teens lifting up their voice in praise.
Teen Bible Quiz Meet – What a blessing to hear all these teens lifting up their voice in praise.
Teen Bible Quiz Meet - Most of these girls were a bit young to participate, but they wanted to see what it was all about.
Teen Bible Quiz Meet – Most of these girls were a bit young to participate, but they wanted to see what it was all about.
Teen Bible Quiz Meet - Everyone was very attentive and we never had to ask anyone to be quiet or sit still during the 8 hours of the event. All the teens were very well behaved.
Teen Bible Quiz Meet – Everyone was very attentive and we never had to ask anyone to be quiet or sit still during the 8 hours of the event. All the teens were very well behaved.
Teen Bible Quiz Meet - Some of our helpers.
Teen Bible Quiz Meet – Some of our helpers.
Teen Bible Quiz Meet
Teen Bible Quiz Meet
Independence Day - September 7th
Flavio, the man standing in a black shirt, is unsaved. After the cookout, he said, "I don't think I have ever been to a place and had this much fun without drinking."
Independence Day – September 7th Flavio, the man standing in a black shirt, is unsaved. After the cookout, he said, “I don’t think I have ever been to a place and had this much fun without drinking.”
Independence Day - September 7th
The Lord has blessed me with a beautiful wife. She is a virtuous woman and a godly mother.
Independence Day – September 7th The Lord has blessed me with a beautiful wife. She is a virtuous woman and a godly mother.
Independence Day - September 7th
Though it is not a well-known game here in Brazil, the boys enjoy teaching people to play Pit. A few of the ladies were worried the neighbors would think we were all crazy.
Independence Day – September 7th Though it is not a well-known game here in Brazil, the boys enjoy teaching people to play Pit. A few of the ladies were worried the neighbors would think we were all crazy.
Independence Day - September 7th
A lively game of Chicken Foot. Actually, it was very calm until they decided to play Pit. We do well with games that do not have words.
Independence Day – September 7th A lively game of Chicken Foot. Actually, it was very calm until they decided to play Pit. We do well with games that do not have words.
Independence Day - September 7th
We had a little cookout at my parent's house. The ladies enjoyed some fellowship while the men cooked the meat and played games.
Independence Day – September 7th We had a little cookout at my parent’s house. The ladies enjoyed some fellowship while the men cooked the meat and played games.
Sometimes, you just run in to unexpected surprises. This guy decided to pay us a visit at church. He was waiting in front of the door when we arrived at church. What is it? A longhorn beetle.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acrocinini
Sometimes, you just run in to unexpected surprises. This guy decided to pay us a visit at church. He was waiting in front of the door when we arrived at church. What is it? A longhorn beetle. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acrocinini
Father's Day - Here in Brazil, Father's Day is in August. It was a blessing to have several visiting fathers on that day, including one of the former governors of the state of Rondônia.
Father’s Day – Here in Brazil, Father’s Day is in August. It was a blessing to have several visiting fathers on that day, including one of the former governors of the state of Rondônia.
Father's Day - These special shirts and ties were given to each father. The ladies liked the wrapping so much some had their husbands open the bag from the bottom so they would not mess up the wrapping. The church key-chain and chocolate inside were also a hit!
Father’s Day – These special shirts and ties were given to each father. The ladies liked the wrapping so much some had their husbands open the bag from the bottom so they would not mess up the wrapping. The church key-chain and chocolate inside were also a hit!
Father's Day Men's Retreat - Along with those who brought hammocks, there was also a group that brought tents. The men enjoyed camping out, swimming after midnight, three preaching services, fellowship and plenty of food.
Father’s Day Men’s Retreat – Along with those who brought hammocks, there was also a group that brought tents. The men enjoyed camping out, swimming after midnight, three preaching services, fellowship and plenty of food.
Men's retreat - This is one of the most common ways to sleep at any camp or retreat. Just take a hammock. The platform worked as a makeshift lodging because the beams were lower to the ground.
Men’s retreat – This is one of the most common ways to sleep at any camp or retreat. Just take a hammock. The platform worked as a makeshift lodging because the beams were lower to the ground.
Garry Tyler preaching at a regional men's retreat around Father's Day.
Garry Tyler preaching at a regional men’s retreat around Father’s Day.
Celebrating Amanda's Birthday. She is finally 29!
Celebrating Amanda’s Birthday. She is finally 29!
While we have older trucks around here, this one was a rare sight! Do you know what truck it is?
While we have older trucks around here, this one was a rare sight! Do you know what truck it is?
Basketball anyone!? VBS can bring out the creativity!
Basketball anyone!? VBS can bring out the creativity!
Gabriel and Eliane Zoró are missionaries to their own people. Please pray for the Zoró people to come to Christ.
Gabriel and Eliane Zoró are missionaries to their own people. Please pray for the Zoró people to come to Christ.
Nine young people trusted Christ as their savior as a result of this young man's vision to reach his own people with the Gospel.
Nine young people trusted Christ as their savior as a result of this young man’s vision to reach his own people with the Gospel.
VBS in the Indian tribe. - We wanted to be a part of this, but the Lord did not allow us to this year. Maybe next year.
VBS in the Indian tribe. – We wanted to be a part of this, but the Lord did not allow us to this year. Maybe next year.
VBS in the Indian tribe. - We wanted to be a part of this, but the Lord did not allow us to this year. Maybe next year.
VBS in the Indian tribe. – We wanted to be a part of this, but the Lord did not allow us to this year. Maybe next year.
This couple spent the night with us and I took them to the airport the next day.
This couple spent the night with us and I took them to the airport the next day.
Lunch with the seminary students!
Lunch with the seminary students!
Lunch with the seminary students!
Lunch with the seminary students!
Lunch with the seminary students!
Lunch with the seminary students!
Lunch with the seminary students!
Lunch with the seminary students!
Dad was preaching in a conference in another state on this day, but here is a picture of our family with my mom.
Dad was preaching in a conference in another state on this day, but here is a picture of our family with my mom.
Here is a more recent picture of our family. Though not the best quality, at least you can see how we have changed before you see us next time.
Here is a more recent picture of our family. Though not the best quality, at least you can see how we have changed before you see us next time.
Renan and Geisa and little Miguel are part of the reason this church exists. Raquel (with the Mickey shirt) is deaf. Jô (on the right) is Renan and Raquel's mother.
Renan and Geisa and little Miguel are part of the reason this church exists. Raquel (with the Mickey shirt) is deaf. Jô (on the right) is Renan and Raquel’s mother.
Artur and his wife Cleonice are pillars in the church. Here they are pictured with Ester an elderly lady they pick up for church and Engrid who lives down the street form the church.
Artur and his wife Cleonice are pillars in the church. Here they are pictured with Ester an elderly lady they pick up for church and Engrid who lives down the street form the church.
Marcos and his family are a huge blessing in the church. We are praying that the Lord will use them in a great way.
Marcos and his family are a huge blessing in the church. We are praying that the Lord will use them in a great way.
Abiu - a fruit that has somewhat of a nutty flavor. It has a few large seeds in the middle and the fruit is very sweet. This was a first for us.
Abiu – a fruit that has somewhat of a nutty flavor. It has a few large seeds in the middle and the fruit is very sweet. This was a first for us.
This is Pr. Ernandes, his wife Rose and their children Sofia and Gabriel. It was a blessing to spend time with them while we were in Rio Branco.
This is Pr. Ernandes, his wife Rose and their children Sofia and Gabriel. It was a blessing to spend time with them while we were in Rio Branco.
JESUS - Do you like Jesus? On this trip, we were introduced to a new soft drink. The man who started the company was named Jesus (a somewhat common name in South America). Coca-Cola bought it out because they could not compete with it in one state in Brazil.
JESUS – Do you like Jesus? On this trip, we were introduced to a new soft drink. The man who started the company was named Jesus (a somewhat common name in South America). Coca-Cola bought it out because they could not compete with it in one state in Brazil.
Practicing to play for the evening service.
Practicing to play for the evening service.
Practicing to play for the evening service.
Practicing to play for the evening service.
We had some technical issues, but in the end, the choir did a great job and it was honoring to the Lord.
We had some technical issues, but in the end, the choir did a great job and it was honoring to the Lord.
I had the privilege to preach a Gospel message to all that gathered to hear the choir sing.
I had the privilege to preach a Gospel message to all that gathered to hear the choir sing.
Singing on the steps of the governor's palace in Rio Branco - Acre.
Singing on the steps of the governor’s palace in Rio Branco – Acre.
We spent the entire week practicing songs for the presentation on Saturday. The numbers were down due to a COVID increase in the area.
We spent the entire week practicing songs for the presentation on Saturday. The numbers were down due to a COVID increase in the area.
Some of the young people that participated in the week of music in Rio Branco.
Some of the young people that participated in the week of music in Rio Branco.
Hello Sam! Though this one was in a zoo, we have seen toucans on the loose.
Hello Sam! Though this one was in a zoo, we have seen toucans on the loose.
Notice all of the capybaras in the background.
Notice all of the capybaras in the background.
Capivara - Or as you might call them "capybara". Maybe you would just not call them. These rodent/pig animals are very common all over Brazil.
Capivara – Or as you might call them “capybara”. Maybe you would just not call them. These rodent/pig animals are very common all over Brazil.
Rio Branco is the capital of the state of Acre. Most cities in the Amazon region are built along side a river.
Rio Branco is the capital of the state of Acre. Most cities in the Amazon region are built along side a river.
Rio Branco is a city that was established many years ago on the rubber industry. These trees indicate its age in comparison to most cities in our state that are only about 40 years old.
Rio Branco is a city that was established many years ago on the rubber industry. These trees indicate its age in comparison to most cities in our state that are only about 40 years old.
Checkpoint - We were stopped while traveling near the Bolivia border. They went through everything we had in the trunk of the car. Most likely, they were looking for drugs.
Checkpoint – We were stopped while traveling near the Bolivia border. They went through everything we had in the trunk of the car. Most likely, they were looking for drugs.
Beautiful sunset over the river as we neared the city of Jaci-Paraná.
Beautiful sunset over the river as we neared the city of Jaci-Paraná.
Rio Madeira - One of the Amazon tributaries flowing through our state. After living here in Rondônia for 10 years, Amanda and the boys finally saw it for the first time.
Rio Madeira – One of the Amazon tributaries flowing through our state. After living here in Rondônia for 10 years, Amanda and the boys finally saw it for the first time.
God used this missionary to challenge us.
God used this missionary to challenge us.
It was a privilege to have this guest speaker in.
It was a privilege to have this guest speaker in.
Jonathan wanted to settle the matter of his baptism. Though already saved, there was some doubt as to his baptism. It was a privilege to be able to baptize him.
Jonathan wanted to settle the matter of his baptism. Though already saved, there was some doubt as to his baptism. It was a privilege to be able to baptize him.
Geisa giving her testimony of salvation.
Geisa giving her testimony of salvation.
Jô giving her testimony.
Jô giving her testimony.
Irani giving her testimony of faith in Christ.
Irani giving her testimony of faith in Christ.
Marcos is one of our faithful men. This family is a great encouragement to us. His testimony, though simple was a blessing.
Marcos is one of our faithful men. This family is a great encouragement to us. His testimony, though simple was a blessing.
It was a blessing to hear DoCarmo give her testimony. Pray for Zeferino's (her husband) salvation.
It was a blessing to hear DoCarmo give her testimony. Pray for Zeferino’s (her husband) salvation.
Salvation testimonies being given
Salvation testimonies being given
Salvation testimonies being given
Salvation testimonies being given
Salvation testimonies being given
Salvation testimonies being given
Salvation testimonies being given
Salvation testimonies being given
Salvation testimonies being given
Salvation testimonies being given
Conference in Indian Tribe - Specifically geared toward young people. Notice the Wifi router. I have a feeling many of these Indians are more civilized than I am.
Conference in Indian Tribe – Specifically geared toward young people. Notice the Wifi router. I have a feeling many of these Indians are more civilized than I am.
Conference in Indian Tribe - This is one of the native leaders in this tribe. He is a young preacher who spoke at the conference.
Conference in Indian Tribe – This is one of the native leaders in this tribe. He is a young preacher who spoke at the conference.
Conference in Indian Tribe - Singing by different tribes that were present.
Conference in Indian Tribe – Singing by different tribes that were present.
Conference in Indian Tribe - Singing by different tribes that were present.
Conference in Indian Tribe – Singing by different tribes that were present.
Conference in Indian Tribe - Singing by different tribes that were present.
Conference in Indian Tribe – Singing by different tribes that were present.
Conference in Indian Tribe - Singing by different tribes that were present.
Conference in Indian Tribe – Singing by different tribes that were present.
Conference in Indian Tribe - Singing by different tribes that were present.
Conference in Indian Tribe – Singing by different tribes that were present.
Conference in Indian Tribe - Beside me is Shoge a missionary to the Indians and three of our church people that were able to attend with me.
Conference in Indian Tribe – Beside me is Shoge a missionary to the Indians and three of our church people that were able to attend with me.
Conference in Indian Tribe - Here is where everyone sleeps. There are hundreds of restrooms all around, just pick any one of them.
Conference in Indian Tribe – Here is where everyone sleeps. There are hundreds of restrooms all around, just pick any one of them.
This is the main tabernacle where church is regularly held every week as well as these special conferences. Here is a list of all the tribes represented... Zoró MT / Aikanã RO / Arara de Rondônia / Palmari AM / Kayapó PA / Parecis MT / Terena MS / Xavante MT / Suruí RO / Cinta-Larga RO/MT / Apurinã AM / Guarani SP / Amondawa RO / Karajás MT / Gavião de Rondônia / Dwou AM / Kuikuro MT / Bororo MT.
This is the main tabernacle where church is regularly held every week as well as these special conferences. Here is a list of all the tribes represented… Zoró MT / Aikanã RO / Arara de Rondônia / Palmari AM / Kayapó PA / Parecis MT / Terena MS / Xavante MT / Suruí RO / Cinta-Larga RO/MT / Apurinã AM / Guarani SP / Amondawa RO / Karajás MT / Gavião de Rondônia / Dwou AM / Kuikuro MT / Bororo MT.
A couple from our church speaking to the missionary that invited us.
A couple from our church speaking to the missionary that invited us.
It is always a blessing to have help in church! I think my dad was trying to give some practical application to the chronology of Revelation.
It is always a blessing to have help in church! I think my dad was trying to give some practical application to the chronology of Revelation.
Artur has been a great help in the church. He does everything he is asked to do and more. He is now helping us prepare people to readily give an answer to anyone that might ask them about their faith.
Artur has been a great help in the church. He does everything he is asked to do and more. He is now helping us prepare people to readily give an answer to anyone that might ask them about their faith.
Mother's Day 2022
Mother’s Day 2022
Amanda was invited to speak at a ladies' event the Saturday before Mother's Day. I went along to help with some important business.
Amanda was invited to speak at a ladies’ event the Saturday before Mother’s Day. I went along to help with some important business.
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