Olga’s Reception

This Sunday, our church here in Africa held a reception to welcome my goddaughter Olga into membership. At the event, I was blessed to hear her […]

Preschool Connections

As EPC is once again connecting with the Children’s Smile Preschool here in Africa, I’d like to recount the history of my relationship with the preschool […]


This past Saturday was the marriage celebration of Bonifácio and Estefânia, whose civil wedding occurred years ago. It was an elaborate event that lasted all day, […]

Music Training

I have begun much-anticipated musical training for our church here in Africa.  The first phase of this instruction consists of four three-hour classes, one each month […]

Beach Vacation

Last weekend, I took my visiting friend Ana on a vacation to a beach and island, together with Estefânia with whom I live. The three of […]

Passing Through the Market

The market is the biggest landmark that I pass each day on my way to and from work.  It is a place of bustling activity, traffic […]