My Best Story Teller

My Best Story Teller

In my international ministry here in the Amazon Delta, I have been working with a handful of men over the years and Luiz is one of them. He is an amazing storyteller when it comes to telling biblical stories. At one point in his life, he was selling popsicles on the bus for a living and telling a free bible story with each popsicle he sold. Even if they did not want to buy a popsicle they story he told was for free.

Now he comes out once a month to our kid’s club on the island where we live to share a fantastic bible story with the kids. It is always a joy to listen to Luiz. Please keep him in payer as he shares God’s Story.

On Lizard Tracks

Gideon The Least Of Them

The story of Gideon is a powerful one, filled with excitement and drama. In the story the men shouted A Sword for the Lord and for Gideon! Yet, not a single sword was drawn by Gideon or his men. The hand of God can clearly be seen as God turns a coward into a valiant warrior. Come join me in this exciting story at my podcast Lizard Tracks. On the web at LizardTracks

Lizard Tracks Mugs

To celebrate the story of Gideon we have produced as part of my Lizard Tracks Story Series Specialty Mugs, the Sword For Gideon Mug. It is a great conversations starter and an opening to help you tell the story of Gideon. Buy your specialty edition mug today at Zazzle.

  • Pray for Luiz that God will send a student or disciple to train in Biblical Story Telling.
  • Pray for the writing and recording of an Evangelistic MP3 Album – I AM The Bread Of Life, Crafted Stories from Jesus.
  • Pray for the Lord to expand the number of people that receive the SMS Updates.
  • Pray that the Lord will provide a volunteer to help design a coffee mug series.

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First Church Team

First Church Team

Josiah our son along with Bryson Jackson will be leading a team from First Church in Dayton, Ohio to the island of Citijuba the first week on June. It will be a small team of six people with everyone in their twenties, a young team. In conjunction with this team, we will have Lydia, our daughter, and another young lady from the Canton, Ohio area all meeting here in Brazil. It is shaping up to be a fantastic time.

Please be in prayer for the team, which are not featured in the photo, as they raise money, learn a bit of Portuguese and prepare for some of them to leave the country for the first time. For us, it will be a blessing as two of our children, Lydia and Josiah, will be among the team.

April High Tides

April High Tides

The March high tides did quite a bit of damage but what little was left standing the April high tides moved in and finished it off. The front of our property where we had a wall and fence was wiped out by the last storm.

The damage was not just limited to our property but all the properties along the beaches of the island of Cotijuba. Now, the end of high tide season is here, and the waters have receded, so it is time to rebuild. We are building a new property wall that has a foundation one meter below where the new beach level has settled. One of the issues remains that foundation is still built on sand. With all the building going on the story we like to share is the parable of the two foundations.

What Foundation Is Your Life Built On?

Ministry Leadership

Ministry Leadership

The challenge in building a church plant and any new ministry is the building of leadership. In the photo, these are the men the Holy Spirit has placed in Wayne’s hands to invest in and pass the baton too as the ministry grows.

Various ministries have been built over the years, so not all of these men live on the same island where I am located. Jeremias, who is on the far left, is heading up the kids club ministries on the island of Cotijuba and possum island. He pilots our boat moving teams and kids around on the river, along with organizing the kid’s club events. Saba, who is in the front to the right, works closely with our Brazilian non-profit agency. He lives in the city where he has access to banks and government agencies.

The rest of the men all live here on the island of Cotijbua and involved in the leadership of the developing church, which this past week took a step forward to be a more formal church and not just a bible study group. Two of the men here, Corderio and Valdiir, took on the responsibility of collecting and dispersing donation for our ministry. You might say they are co-treasures for the church. The leadership has a desire to start funding small outreach ministries, and this is part of the necessary structure to reach this goal. Please pray for these men as they assume these roles.