I am so grateful and proud to be marrying this incredible young lady in Selmer, TN on October 9, 2010. Anna and her parents have been extremely patient with me over the past few months, and I can’t thank them enough. I’m glad God gives grace.
I spent a couple of weeks in 2003 with a national pastor and his family in Brazil. Since he was studying English, and I was very interested in the people, culture, language, etc., of the country that I believed I was to eventually live in, it was helpful to both of us. During those two weeks, and in the following month or so, the Lord confirmed to me that a future in Brazil was in fact His direction for me.
[Just Info] Ever since I was first inclined toward missions in Brazil, I never felt that I was intended to go the traditional route, with a missions board, deputation, etc. Not that I believe they are inherently wrong, but I’ve always sensed that the Lord wanted something different for me. Not special, just different.
I thought I’d share a few photos from my time there. Even though it’s been quite a while, and none of the photos are particularly impressive, I get a thrill every single time I look through them. Continue reading “Photos from Brazil” »
Today in the airport, there were literally hundreds of opportunities to secretly indulge in lustful thoughts and looks. Girls everywhere, dressed in ways that appealed very much to the flesh, making it especially easy for a young man to steal a quick glance here and there. Sure, Daniel was with me, but rarely could he see my eyes.
This is an old, old favorite of mine… a quick demo of a melody line made up of only natural harmonics (standard EADGBE tuning), and inspired by my visit to Brazil. It was played on a Giannini guitar which I brought back from Belo Horizonte.
The audio is horrible, and the video is worse, but it’s fun just the same! :)
“Send us people with initiative, who can carry themselves and others too; such as need to be carried hamper the work and weaken those who should be spending their strength on the heathen. Weaklings should be nursed at home! If any have jealousy, prides, or talebearing traits lurking about them, do not send them, nor any who are prone to criticize. Send only Pauls and Timothys; men who are full of zeal, holiness and power. All others are hindrances. If you send us ten such men the work will be done.”