Leadership Training During a Pandemic

ILI Online Conference Attendees in 2021

To paraphrase Nathanael’s famous question in John 1:46, “can anything good come out of a pandemic”? By God’s power and grace, YES! The International Leadership Institute is a non-denominational ministry that hosts conferences in which leaders are encouraged to rediscover and renew eight core Christian values in their personal lives and ministry: Intimacy with God, […]

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Inside the Circle

Men at the recovery center in Paraná

In early 2021 I felt the Lord leading me to learn more about childhood trauma and it’s long term impact on people. I’ve taken a few courses, read several books, and become more familiar with the lasting damage that trauma, especially in childhood, can cause. In the process I came across the Adverse Childhood Experiences […]

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Jesus Transforms

Diego and cross plaque

Have you ever seen a fork where the tines were so twisted or blunted from someone using or abusing it that it no longer served to pick up food? Or maybe a spoon that someone deliberately twisted so badly it could never be straightened again? What happens to those utensils? Where do they go? You […]

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July 2021 Update

Seu George - Igreja na Rua

I want to thank everyone for your prayers and support and especially your patience. As many of you know I traveled to the U.S. in late December to spend Christmas with Mom and give Andy a break to go up and be with his children and grandchildren. My original plan was to return to Brazil […]

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Less in 2021

1 Timothy 6:9

Today’s post is a translation of a brief reflection I go back to every New Year. It was written by a Brazilian contributor to one of our Portuguese websites. I posted this on New Year’s Day four years ago, but I believe it’s more relevant now than ever. And I think that after 2020 we […]

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