Thursday, August 16, 2007

ESL in Croatia

Lona and I will be leaving tomorrow morning (0'dark:30) to travel to Croatia to work with a Baptist church in Karlovac. We will be teaching ESL which is a way for the church to reach out to the community. 99% of the country is Catholic (Roman and Eastern Orthodox flavors) and view any other church as a cult. By providing these classes, the church can show the people that the church is not a cult and uses the same Bible they use (more or less). Mainly it is building relationships and sharing the love of Jesus with the unchurched, which is what its all about, right?

We will be gone for two weeks, returning home on Sept 1. Please pray for us as we work with the Croatian pastor and the Southern Baptist missionaries.

Monday, August 13, 2007

Dedication Service

The church is done!

A very nice youth choir

Mark Preaching "What Must I Do To Be Saved?"

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Friday, August 10, 2007

Hotel and Relaxation

Americans and Brazilians playing futball.

Dinner at the hotel.

Dad learning the fine art of getting into and out of a hammock.

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Construction and Lunch

This is the "Wailing Wall" because that is the sound you would hear beneath the rubble if this fell over. Two Webbs working together might not be a good idea!

Pastor David and Osiel, one of our translators, leading a devotional time after lunch.

Each day, we went down the road about a half-mile to a house that was loaned to us for our lunch and devotional time. There were some hammocks to nap in and a time to rest. Pastor David did a great job and everyone liked the communion service we had on the last day of construction.

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

A Good Start

Here is Dad helping to move a pile of bricks.

Here is the church site. We built the walls and put on the roof.

This church was built in a little dusty town called Juazeiro (jew-ah-zway-doo). There are about a thousand people in the town. We stayed at Castilo do Piaui which is about 20 km from here. Pastor Wilson will shepherd this church as well as his church in Castilo. Please pray for him as he ministers in two different towns.

A little slow this week

I am sorry that I have not posted any details or pictures concerning Brazil yet. I have been waiting on some pictures to arrive. In the meantime, I went to the Rocky Mountain Campus of the Golden Gate Theological Seminary yesterday to register and sign up for Intro to New Testament Greek. Woohoo! I will try to keep you updated on my progress. I will have to find a Greek font to use.