Monday, June 20, 2005



Just got back from the medical boat trip. This was a great experience. I got to help three dentists pull out teeth. I am praying about going back to school to become a dentist. God has been so merciful to the people in the villages here. About 100 people repented and confessed Jesus as their Lord this past week in three different villages.

My health has been great for the last two weeks, but two days ago I have had some stomach problems. Please pray that this will soon pass so I can give my fullest to the work needed.

The gal who I will be living with arrives on Thursday. I am very excited to meet her.
Tonight I am going with two of my friends (who are dentists) to English Language school. This should be pretty interesting. Today we said goodbye to the team who was here from the States. It was great to have them.
I've got some things to do, so I better sign off.

God bless you all!


Thursday, June 09, 2005

Hello from Brasil!!!

Oi, my brothers and sisters,

It is good to be here in Santarem, Brazil (or as they write, Brasil). I arrived Monday afternoon and slept till the next morning. They put me to work right away. I scrubbed scum and mold off a walkway alongside an airplane hanger. It took me about one morning and two afternoons to complete it. Today I went to prayer group at 6:00 and worked down at the hanger. We stopped work for lunch at 12:00 and rested for awhile. I then made deviled eggs for a potluck which I just got back from. At 4:30, I took the kayak out on the Amazon for a little bit. The scenery was beautiful. The sun was slowly setting and creating the most glorious orange, pink, blue glow across the sky. I headed back in while the two pilots were flying their amphibious plane above me.

This is a lot different than when I went in August with a church group. I really miss my family this time. God is working in my heart to create a love for Him more powerful than my love for anything or anyone else. This experience has been pretty hard, and it's only the fourth day! :) Tomorrow afternoon, a team comes from the States to work on some construction. It will be nice to converse easily with them.

Please pray that I will trust God to supply all my needs.

Blessings to you all! I'm not sure when I'll be able to connect to the internet again, so until we do, God bless you. May His love shine to you and from you, in truth. I appreciate this interesting fellowship we have over the internet.

In God's grip,


Saturday, June 04, 2005


ontological argument: One of the classical arguments for the existence of God based on the powers of reason. As developed by Anselm (1033-1109), it considers God to be "that than which nothing greater can be conceived." As such, God must "exist" because to lack existence would be to be defective.

Good job, you guys.

Thursday, June 02, 2005

Definition Thursday

With all the hussle and bussle of trying to get ready to leave for Brazil, I had forgotten about this week's definition. However, I've remembered now. So, the last definition thursday before the Fall is:

ontological argument

What does your birthday mean?

I'm not usually into these things, but this one is surprisingly accurate.

Your Birthdate: May 15
With a birthday on the 15th of any month, you are apt to have a habit of cracking almost all joints in your body: fingers, toes, ankles, neck, and so on.

The 1 and 5 equaling 6, provide the sort of energy that makes you qualify to be labled "ADD."
You are very responsible and capable of being absolutely irresponsible and incapable.

You are quite interesting to look at; not in a good way.
This is an attractive and an attracting influence, because it draws people in to take a closer look.

You like disharmony in your environment and strive to maintain it.
You tend to learn by study and research rather than by observation, which makes it hard for your college proffessors because you get your hands into everything.

You may like to cook, but you probably don't follow recipes. You like to eat what you cook, even if no one else does.
The number 15, shows artistic leanings and would certainly support any talents, like myrtlewood carving.

You're a very stubborn person, but perhaps a bit giving and generous in some ways.

On second thought, it is quite unlike me...

Wednesday, June 01, 2005

Calvin is Cool

It's the lastest...(well, actually, it's pretty old)...thing to do...(actually, it's how you live).

It is...Calvinism!!! Ta Da!!! Get on board, don't be slow...everyone's doing it...come on...

Check out the newest addition to the blogosphere @ PyroManiac!

Also, check out Why Calvin is The Internet Monk. But, beware, the rest of the site is saturated in postmodernism. Be discerning...

[EDIT] After a good night's sleep, I realize how dumb this post is. I guess I shouldn't blog past 9:30.
...there's nothing wrong with being a morning person, right?...