Words & a pic – December 2, 2015

Greg holds David Sitoe.

Greg holds David Sitoe.

Brazil, meet Mozambique!

In the early 2000s, a young Mozambican Nazarene named Jonas Sitoe travelled to Brazil for advanced theological studies. There he found a warm welcome and eventually met and married a young Nazarene Brazilian named Taïs. She  testified to a call to cross-cultural ministry, so the newlyweds moved to Jonas’  homeland. There, they took up positions at the Seminário Nazareno em Moçambique (SNM), Jonas as Academic Dean and Taïs as director of the creche.

God has blessed the Sitoes with a little boy, David. I got to meet him for the first time at the SNM graduation last week. He is a perfect combination of his parents’ good looks and gentle dispositions. Amy and I look forward to fellowship with the Sitoes for many years to come.

From Amy’s reading

“In contrast to our narrow cultural, historical, and ecclesiastical boundary structures, God seems to be bringing the nations to our neighborhoods so everyone can hear the good news of the gospel up close and personal.”

– Ray Bakke and Jon Sharpe, Street Signs: A New Direction in Urban Ministry (Birmingham, Alabama: New Hope Publishers, 2006), 90.

From Greg’s blog, “Theology in Overalls”

“Today is a day of joy. I believe that God wants to use you in amazing ways! Good things are before you. Times of fulfillment and joy in the service of the Lord await you. Think big; dream bold dreams, God-given visions, then, in the power of the Holy Spirit, make those dreams a reality.”

Read the rest of Greg’s brief remarks to the SNM graduates by clicking here.

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