Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Scenes from the Global Missions Conference

Last week we got to go to the Global Missions Conference in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area.  We had never been to this conference and didn't know what to expect, but we loved it!  We went there kind of looking for a sponsoring church or supporting churches, and while we did make some good contacts in that area, we were encouraged so much more by all the other people and groups that were there.  So here are a few snapshots of what encouraged us.
 These guys work with a church in South Africa.  Their 200 member church has already helped establish churches in Cambodia and India.  Sometimes we think that Americans are the only ones sending out missionaries.  We are not.  We talked with these guys about partnering with them to help spread the gospel in Mozambique (where they speak portuguese.)  What a challenge for our church in Porto Alegre!
 Another portuguese speaking missionary who just arrived in Angola.  Super nice guy and maybe another opportunity for Brazilians to reach out.
 This is a family that Bronwyn got to know when she was in Rwanda.  They just recently adopted their little baby girl.
 Sweet Dottie who knows more than anyone how to love and take care of missionaries.

 We had some awesome praise and worship times each morning.
 Some Aggies for Christ who took us out to a fun lunch where I laughed my head off and ate way too much.

 Our former teammate, Sascha's, mom and dad who drove over to give us a hug.
Bronwyn met Natalie in Rwanda and then she spent Thanksgiving with us last year.  It was great to see her again.
Giovanni and Anderson had an awesome time in their kids' classes and were worn out at the end of the day.

We also saw this video about Made in the Streets - a mission outreach in Nairobi, Kenya. This is just a trailer - if you ever get a chance to watch the whole thing, you should do it. It was awesome.

There are SO many great works and people working to spread the gospel and God's love all around the world.  This is what encouraged me the most at the conference.  I wish everyone could go!


  1. Benay, I follow your blog regularly and enjoy it so much. Are you going to be around Searcy this time? I would love to see you!

  2. Hey Benay :)

    Where did you get the owl pillow ideas? I loooove them!! I would love to try and make one! xx