The Aroma of Fresh Baked Bread

Some years ago when we visited Brazil I was overwhelmed with our first breakfast. Neither eggs and bacon, nor cereal and toast was set out. Instead our hosts put fresh fruit, hot coffee, Brazilian cheese and best of all,delicious smelling fresh bread on the table! I was reminded of my mother’s bread baking, with its aroma wafting…

Dr. Edméia Williams

I was so excited to see the recent coverage of the ministry of Dr. Edmeia Williams in CBN news. I first met Sister Edmeia when she came to our church to share about her ministry in Rio called The House of Martha and Mary. Her ministry began after the death of her husband when she…

Good Fruit

You will recognize them by their fruits.Matthew 7:16 When we were in Brazil a few years ago we were constantly amazed by the variety and beauty of the tropical fruits. Some were brightly colored and sweet while some were strangely tangy and exotic. Given just the right climate and soil the fruit was abundant and…

Worship in a Multi-cultural Church

For those of you may be following this series I would love to hear feedback. Our experience is a work in progress, and we are always stretching to grow, minister to needs more effectively and just become closer friends. So here you have the best I can give on the area of worship. To begin we worship…

Being a part of a Multi-Cultural Church

At our New Covenant Fellowship where we have been members for many years we have the blessed experience of being a part a multicultural congregation. Some of our people are from refugee camps in Nepal. We ourselves are American born, but our Pastor and most of the other people are from Brazil. While we may…