Sunday, August 14, 2005

 

We start this entry with beauty, then we show the muscle, then the brains ... Joy (21) and Charity (23), the young roses among the young thorns of the Calvin Gardner family. Charming presence in the home, school, print room and churches who help Mrs. Gardner keep everything clean and in order in the home and assist keeping everyone well fed. They are a godly example of virtue and grace, in my unbiased opinion.
Missionary Calvin Gardner

 

David (17, ALMOST 18) and Daniel (19), as you can see, are two strappling young men. They do most of the printing together and are wonderful helpers in the work of the Lord lending a voice, muscle, witty remark, a hand everywhere there is a need.
Missionary Calvin Gardner

 

After 28 years of marriage, five children, and 27 years on the field in several ministries, we can, by God's grace, still smile. If you are so inclined, why not come and join us?
Missionary Calvin Gardner

 

Here we are all together. We thank you for your prayers and support. Don't forget to visit our website for Bible Studies: www.ObreiroAprovado.com
Missionary Calvin Gardner

Saturday, June 11, 2005

 

On April 21, 2005, the 25 lb propane tank, feeding the kitchen stove, caught on fire (faulty valve?) while fixing lunch for the fellowship we were to have following services. It wasn't long before the entire wooden structure was consumed in flames. Everything but personal documents and a few belongings were lost. Here, Jonas, member of the young church and prospective pastor, sits among the ruins. He is smiling since he believes God will be faithful to supply all the needs to rebuild. Jonas lives here with his parents, brother and sister. As you view the following pictures, you will see that the Lord is good and faithful to His Word providing every need, be it through donations of clothes, used appliances, building materials and labor; offerings from the three other mission works in the region or through several churches in the USA. The Lord is being praised for His wonderful works among the children of men.
Missionary Calvin Gardner

 

Two weeks after the fire on April 21, 2005, the ruins are removed, the land cleaned, foundations dug and laid and the walls begin to go up.
Missionary Calvin Gardner

 

One month after the fire in April, the majority of the walls are to the desired height of ten feet
Missionary Calvin Gardner

 

After six weeks of generous blessings from the Lord through the churches (Brazil and USA) the house is getting ready to cover
Missionary Calvin Gardner

Saturday, March 26, 2005

 

Bro Calvin directing the service and preaching about the 7 Baptist Distinctives and What we are doing from Acts 11:19-26. - Pastor Calvin dirigindo o culto e pregando sobre as 7 Característicos dos Batistas e sobre o que estamos fazendo usando o texto de Atos 11:19-26
Missionary Calvin Gardner

 

Daniel (19) and Joy (21) taking care of the musical part of the service. - Daniel e Ellaina cuidam da parte musical do culto.
Missionary Calvin Gardner

 

Congregational Singing unto the Lord! - Canção congregacional ao Senhor.
Missionary Calvin Gardner

 

Reading the Church Covenant Lendo o Pacto da Igreja
Missionary Calvin Gardner

 

Djalma, the first of the two organizing members, signs the organization papers. Djalma, o primeiro dos dois membros originários assine os papeis de organização
Missionary Calvin Gardner

 

Jonas, the second original member signs the organizational papers. Observe the Bibles , songbooks and doctrinal books presented to the new church. - Jonas, o segundo dos membros originários, assine os papeis de organização. Nota as bíblias, Cantor Cristão e livros de doutrina apresentados à igreja nova.
Missionary Calvin Gardner

 

The church gives their blessings to the two organizing members as they leave. - Os presentes dão as suas bençãos à igreja nova.
Missionary Calvin Gardner

 
Missionary Calvin Gardner

Saturday, February 12, 2005

 

The first shall be last. This photo is the last part of the baptismal: the return to the house


Voltando à casa do Roberto para uma boa confraternização.

Returning to Bro Roberto's house after the baptismal for some wonderful Christian fellowship
Missionary Calvin Gardner

 

Singing a hymn following the ordinance of baptism.


Cantando hino #119 Fidelidade depois do batismo.

Singing a hymn following the baptism
Missionary Calvin Gardner

 

Fraternal thanks given.


Abraços fraternais.

Brotherly embrace.
Missionary Calvin Gardner

 

Gathering the candidates for baptism.


Ajuntando os candidatos no tanque no sítio do irmão Roberto.

Gathering the baptismal candidates in the spring-fed pond on Bro Roberto's farm.
Missionary Calvin Gardner

 

Buried in the likeness of His death ...


Batizando pela autoridade do Templo Batista de Wooster.

Baptizing under the authority of the Wooster Baptist Temple.
Missionary Calvin Gardner

 

Singing before the preaching service


Cantando uns hinos antes do culto sobre O Que É Batismo Verdadeiro?

Singing some hymns before the message on What is Right Baptism?
Missionary Calvin Gardner

 

Singing before the preaching service


On Feb 8, 2005 four brethren from Dracena, São Paulo and two brethren from Presidente Prudente followed the Lord in obedience by baptism. Bro Calvin Gardner administered the ordinance under the authority of the Wooster Baptist Temple. We had a service before the baptism at Bro Roberto's house with singing.
Missionary Calvin Gardner

 

The last shall be first. Beginning of sequence of photos


No dia oito de fevereiro de 2.005 os irmãos Djalma, Roberto, Jonas e a irmã Cristiane mais duas pessoas de Presiidente Prudente, São Paulo - Irmã Joy Ellaina e Irmão Fábio desceram às aguas para observarem a ordinança do batismo. O missionario Calvin Gardner, pela autoridade do Templo Batista em Wooster (EUA) administrou a ordinança.

Missionary Calvin Gardner

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