Updates

Update on “The Parable of the Sower Strikes Again”

I ended my last blog post with these words. We continue to pray for them diligently. And, we resist the temptation to allow the pain of our sadness to keep [...]

The “Parable of the Sower” Strikes Again

In three of the first four books of the New Testament, we find the account of the "Parable of the Sower" or as others identify it, the "Parable of the Soils." [...]

The Sign is Up

Last Sunday we had a "sign-mounting ceremony." Jon and I had help from two of our younger "members." The name on the building is Park Place because we are [...]

Sin lives next door

This billboard appeared in town a week or so ago. The ad says, "Sin lives next door." The billboard gives the name of the establishment ("The Little Saint") [...]

Obrigado

"Obrigado" (the Portuguese word for 'Thank You') hardly seems sufficient to express our gratitude to the team from Lakewood for all of the memories they gave [...]

Remodel Project – First Wall

We had the unexpected pleasure of help from a mission team that was visiting one of our colleagues. Their group donated a day's work at Park Place. Some of the [...]

Motivating People

Gratitude v. Guilt   One of the major implications of our mission statement is how we motivate people to do what the God expects and the Bible [...]

Helping More and More People

A couple of years ago we "borrowed" a purpose statement for our church from another church. Our purpose is "Making more and better followers of Jesus Christ." [...]

What do We Pray For? – part 5

This is one of the biggies - one of my most strategic and frequent requests! Father, please give us eight lay couples who are full of faith and amazed by [...]

What do We Pray For? part 4

We pray that people will be open to  working through The Story Of Hope Bible Study! Our goal is always to make disciples - followers of Jesus Christ. One [...]