The Alexanders – June 2022

2022-06-23T16:15:55-05:00June 23rd, 2022|Categories: Missionaries, The Alexanders|Tags: , , |

Yes, the paperwork for the sale of a portion of the seminary property was signed on Thursday!  The lawyers were still making minor adjustments to documents at the notary, but Barry was finally able to sign, finalizing the deal.  To continue reading the update from Ed Alexander, please click on the link below. The Alexanders - June 2022

The Dunbars – June 2022

2022-06-23T12:30:50-05:00June 23rd, 2022|Categories: Missionaries, The Dunbars|Tags: , , |

It is always encouraging to see some fruit for your labor.  Last month I was able to lead a 31 year old man to Christ at church on a week night.  He and his wife visited church 2 or 3 weeks prior and he asked if we could meet to talk.  His name is Kaio and we are praying that he grows as he is experiencing the new battle between the old man and the new man. To continue reading the update from Joel Dunbar, please click on the link below. The Dunbars - June 2022

The Dunbars – April 2022

2022-04-14T11:07:09-05:00April 14th, 2022|Categories: Missionaries, The Dunbars|Tags: , , |

Hello from sunny Brazil.  We have had a busy few months.  I performed my first baptismal service here in Brazil.  We made a big Sunday of it all, with a meal at the church.  We had three baptized and eight visitors which we praise the Lord for. To continue reading the update from Joel Dunbar, please click the link below. The Dunbars - April 2022

The Dunbars – January 2022

2022-02-01T14:39:43-06:00February 1st, 2022|Categories: Missionaries, The Dunbars|Tags: , , |

Thank you all so much to those that prayed for my surgery and recovery.  I had surgery on the 15th of December and it really went well.  I'll admit that I was not looking forward to the experience.  The Lord was really good.  The doctor ended up repairing more than was originally intended, with no extra cost.  To continue reading the update from Joel Dunbar, please click on the link below. The Dunbars - January 2022

The Alexanders – January 2022

2022-02-01T14:29:19-06:00February 1st, 2022|Categories: Missionaries, The Alexanders|Tags: , , |

We rejoice that we were able to finish the transaction for the new church property!  The money had to be changed into Brazilian reais, and then deposited into two different seller's accounts.  The Brazilian banks gave us several hoops to jump through as well as daily transfer limits, but I was able to make the final transfer today.  To continue reading the update from Ed Alexander, please click on the link below. The Alexanders - January 2022

The Dunbars – November 2021

2021-12-02T14:47:51-06:00December 2nd, 2021|Categories: Missionaries, The Dunbars|Tags: , , |

Praise the Lord for His goodness and faithfulness!  We are rejoicing during this time of Thanksgiving over what God has recently done.  We had a couple from Wisconsin stay with us for 4 weeks.  They came with the intent of working to be a blessing.  To continue reading the update from Joel Dunbar, please click on the link below. The Dunbars - November 2021

The Alexanders – December 2021

2021-12-02T14:40:26-06:00December 2nd, 2021|Categories: Missionaries, The Alexanders|Tags: , , |

On Friday we had our last couples' bible study of the semester.  Friday morning I taught my last class, and Friday night the students hosted a "roast" for the graduating seniors.  In typical Brazilian style, they made fun of them with skits, then followed with testimonies abouth how they had been a blessing in their lives.  It was encouraging to hear the testimonies of all who were involved that night. To continue reading the update from Ed Alexander, please click on the link below. The Alexanders - December 2021

The Alexanders – September 2021

2021-09-30T11:40:06-05:00September 30th, 2021|Categories: Missionaries, The Alexanders|Tags: , , |

Our Bible Conference went wonderfully well.  We had some internet glitches, but overall, we only missed a small amount of Pastor Luiz Miguel's messages.  Both he and Pastor Wandreson did a fine job.  To continue reading the update from Ed Alexander, please click on the link below. The Alexanders - September 2021

The Dunbars – September 2021

2021-09-30T11:28:13-05:00September 30th, 2021|Categories: Missionaries, The Dunbars|Tags: , , |

I hope you are all doing well both physically and spiritually.  This has been a good month for us.  My pastor, Rick Matthews, and his wife visited us for about a week.  It was a big blessing and a wonderful time of good fellowship.  To continue reading the update from Joel Dunbar, please click the link below. The Dunbars - September 2021

The Alexanders – August 2021

2021-09-16T13:05:20-05:00September 16th, 2021|Categories: Missionaries, The Alexanders|Tags: , , |

On Wednesday we had our Day of Prayer for this semester.  Pastor Jonas, a graduate of 7 years ago, who pastors a church on the other side of Curitiba was our speaker.  He gave a brief but interesting devotional on the prayer of Elijah on Mount Carmel.  Then we had opportunities to pray for all of our 340+ graduates.  To continue reading the update from Ed Alexander, please click on the link below. The Alexanders - August 2021

The Alexanders – August 2021

2021-08-19T12:09:30-05:00August 19th, 2021|Categories: Missionaries, The Alexanders|Tags: , , |

We had a good first week of classes, and at this point, the students are happy.  It also warmed up over the weekend, which definitely helps.  Jan told me to wait three months and see how the mood on campus is!  She is right, as the semester grinds on and the work piles up, the mood gets heavier.  But we will enjoy their light-heartedness for now.  To continue reading the update from Ed Alexander, please click on the link below. The Alexanders - August 2021

The Alexanders – May 2021

2021-05-20T12:31:46-05:00May 20th, 2021|Categories: Missionaries, The Alexanders|Tags: , , |

Last week I met with a man who is a contact of one of our missionaries in the Orient.  He got involved with this missionary's English Bible study via Zoom through a mutual friend.  The missionary asked me to visit him, as he lives in Curitiba.  To continue reading the update from Ed Alexander, please click the link below. The Alexanders - May 2021

The Alexanders – May 2021

2021-09-21T11:54:29-05:00May 13th, 2021|Categories: Missionaries, The Alexanders|Tags: , , |

Thank you for praying for our Bible Conference.  We were able to have it "in person" for the students and one of the speakers was able to be present.  It was a wonderful conference with good messages.  Our students responded very well.  One student said to Jan "I have never attended a conference that made such a big difference in my life!"  To continue reading the update from Ed Alexander, please click on the link below. Ed Alexander - May 2021

The Dunbars – April 2021

2021-04-26T15:54:53-05:00April 26th, 2021|Categories: Missionaries, The Dunbars|Tags: , , |

I trust you all had a good Resurrection Sunday, in remembrance of all that Christ has done for us! Because of the Covid-19 virus, we have had some restrictions that have made it difficult to meet for church.  For about three weeks it was prohibited to hold services in the church building.   We offered people to come to our home, but the church building was closed.  To continue reading the update from Joel Dunbar, please click the link below. The Dunbars - April 2021  

The Alexanders – January 2021

2021-01-21T13:12:09-06:00January 21st, 2021|Categories: Missionaries, The Alexanders|Tags: , , |

Last Sunday we had a meeting in Mississippi.  Wednesday night we had a meeting in the Kansas City metro area, and yesterday we had a meeting in Olathe, Kansas.  It has been a joy to reconnect with these supporting churches and share what God is doing in our ministry in Brazil.  To continue reading the update from Ed Alexander, please click the link below. The Alexanders - January 2021

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