The Phoenix Takes Flight

The Phoenix Takes Flight

New church plant starts from ashes of another On July 29, 29 people gathered on a second floor patio in Campo Grande, Brazil, to worship, pray and  study God’s word. Led by Thiago Lehmam, a 21-year-old computer engineering student, more than two-thirds of the group was young adults with the dream of starting a new [...]

“Transformation Begins in the Heart of One”

“Transformation Begins in the Heart of One”

The world versus God. In a culture characterized by sensuality and promiscuity, where evangelicalism often carries a stigma and many people are looking for a “quick fix” or a “feel good” religion as opposed to a long-lasting commitment to God, Brazilian youth face competing messages. So, when the Brazilian Free Church brought 350 young people [...]

1000 Words: Face Painting in Costa Rica

1000 Words: Face Painting in Costa Rica

Anderson, a Costa Rican boy, paints the face of Sierra, a volunteer from Rimrock Church in Rapid City, South Dakota, during a vacation Bible school activity. Fourteen youth and five adult leaders from Rimrock traveled to San José, Costa Rica, in July for a 10-day mission trip working with a local church, Centro Internacional de Avivamiento (International Revival Center) [...]

Easter Reflections From Tarma

Easter Reflections From Tarma

It’s not Jesus plus anything. Not Jesus plus good works. Not Jesus plus confirmation in the Catholic Church. It’s Jesus alone who saves. As a missionary in Latin America, though, I’m frequently reminded that the gospel is often muddled in a stew of biblical and unbiblical practices – and sometimes it’s really hard to tell [...]