Japanese, traffic, blogging niche, and a childhood picture

This country couldn’t function without the Japanese. Tomorrow is the big Carnaval holiday, but everything closes — everything — the Saturday before, until Wednesday, usually in the afternoon. So today I ate at a Japanese (vegetarian) restaurant, and I picked up Vicki’s fruits and veggies from a Japanese stand. I’m being sarcastic, of course, but Brazilian Japanese — the largest group outside of Japan — are hard workers who seldom look up from their jobs.

A new GoSpeak missions ministry report just appeared on the website. Go there and read what we were up to last month. What did you do for the Lord in February?

Another Facebook friend asked the question I’ve seen a dozen times before, to pick up the closest book to you and turn to page 56 and post the fifth sentence on the page. I did and got a good message: “… all Christian service involves urgency.” What does this mean to you?

Did you see the pic taken this morning of the interstate highway here in SJCampos? Fairly empty, but tomorrow afternoon it will be clogged with partiers and holiday getters-away going back to the capital. I won’t be getting on it, if I can help it.

I started writing a post about blogging, of all things, as if I were an expert at it. (What are the odds it will see the light of day?) But as I wrote about finding your niche, a flash occurred to me. So I changed my blog’s subtitle, from (what was it?) “J. Randal Matheny’s journey of Christian service,” to “Spiritual motivation for faithfulness and service.” That’s what this is all about. And I’ll be you didn’t even notice the change, did you?

Don Vinzant is a minister at the Edmond OK church. He was a member of the original 1961 São Paulo mission team. His condition worsened today, it doesn’t look good. We pray for him and for his family. We were with him three years ago at a brotherhood event in northeast Brazil.

Finally, my sister Rita Rains got a pic of a huge portrait of the two of us when we were little. Enjoy.

When we were little

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