Resumo escrito desde perspectiva brasileira: A imigração árabe no Brasil Palavras chaves: Nahda — literature and the rise of Arab Nationalism. Mahjar — Arab Diaspora Liga Andaluz — Organizada em São Paulo em 1933, com o objetivo de dar continuidade ao Renascimento Literário Árabe. An area to explore: Arab-Jews and the migration of Arabs and Jews to … Continue reading Migração árabe ao Brasil e influencias transnacionais
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The story of more than 40 years of our life with Latin Americans came together in a very special way in 2017. During the second half of the year, I learned important lessons. Those lessons reminded me that we don’t walk through life alone. This story would not have happened without you:
My main responsibility, after trying to be a loving husband, father, and grandfather, is to help coordinate the people in Martureo who are creating a Brazilian Center for Missiological Reflection I have copied here for you the report from our Martureo site about some of our accomplishments in 2017. In Martureo we understand how important … Continue reading Martureo: some accomplishments from 2017
Olympic travelers were told to get to Rio’s Galeão airport 6 (yes that’s 6) hours ahead of their flights today. The airport is expected to be crowded today. But not as crowded as the streets of Rio. Rio traffic is notoriously congested, full of people who live there and want to get where they need to go. Those … Continue reading The morning after Rio 2016 — everyone goes home (?)
Did you see the opening ceremony for the 2016 Olympics in Brazil? As expected, they put on a beautiful show. I liked how they focused on how Brazil relates to the world. We got to see representations of how the world made Brazil, how Brazilians transform global culture for their use and how Brazil’s struggling eco-system and struggling economy … Continue reading Day 3: Brazil is the world!
When Brazilians think about how they participate in God’s mission they are “doing missiology.” Hopefully the work of thinking will help them to do some good. If they are successful we are all likely to benefit. The numbers of missionaries and the number of places where they work is staggering. Brazil may now be the second … Continue reading What is at stake when Brazilians “do missiology”
Two special gifts came our way last month. And they point to larger gifts that guide our lives. A first gift came in the form of an old booklet of Brazilian recipes. It was a reminder to cherish the prayers of our friends. Read about that gift in another post on this blog. The second … Continue reading On living a charmed life #2 — Obrigado amigos e colegas!
Lois and I have been entrusted with gifts and privileges over the years. Such things may come ultimately from God, but they are delivered through people like you. Two special gifts came this month and reminded me why we say “entrusted.” We get gifts so we can use them responsibly. The first gift was when … Continue reading On living a charmed life—gift #1—thanks to you!
I leave tonight for Brazil. I would appreciate you accompanying me with your prayers. I am going to introduce a broad spectrum of church leaders there to the President of LAM and to two Board Members. We are going to listen and to ask about the role of a 100 year old mission that … Continue reading Brazil Trip