Last month Johnny's Analysis of Exodus & Leviticus class at the Bible College studied the tabernacle in depth. A realistic model of the tabernacle (made by missionary George Wells several years ago) was set up in the foyer of the "C.A. Nickels building" to facilitate this interesting study.
On the day of the more dramatized, hands-on study, they were organized into the twelve tribes, with each tribe having a leader and banner. Thus, they marched into the area of the tabernacle...
They were placed according to the tribes around the north, south, east and west sides of it. Then some detailed explaining was given by the professor, Pastor "João Lee"...
to know more about each piece of furniture...
...and the meaning of the types and colors of the materials of the covering.
This was an enjoyable, profitable and rich study for Johnny and his 18 students.
Our church young people joined many others from the surrounding area churches for a day of fellowship, fun and food on May 21st.
We're proud of and thankful for our bunch! "Captain Guto" and his wife, Márcia, are their leaders.
There was a service first with preaching and special singing, then it was time for a picnic lunch. Yes, on the ground with the food spread out on a blanket. Thankfully, there aren't many ants around here!
After lunch...time for some volleyball and other activities. And the day was perfectly beautiful, they couldn't have asked for a better one.
PRAY for our church young people as they prepare for a special day on June 25th to reach some of their unsaved friends and family!
Since it has been so long since we posted any news, the simplest thing would be to include the highlights during the month of May.
On April 28 I flew to São José to help David & Sharon move to their newly-constructed house, only a few blocks from the one they'd been living in for the past 2 years. I was there for one week.
On May 16 there was a "Musical Chapel" at the Bible college and most of the 28 students participated in one form or another. You can hear samples of some of the music by clicking on this link:
"Programa Musical na Capela"
Four days later a music recital was also performed. Oh, we do love music! To hear some of that, click here.
At our church there were two deaths, within five days, of family and acquaintances of our members. This sadness was mixed with the joy of welcoming a newborn baby!
And..."Foggy Mornings Are Here Again"! We have come full circle since I posted that blog 13 months ago. I kind of like the eerie beauty of these mornings, don't you?