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Monday, November 12, 2007

Even God Wants Me to See David Beckham

It's interesting when you get in certain situations and you have to decide what is the right thing to do. Sometimes we want to do things that are fun in our lives, but we know also that responsibility looms upon us. Many times we have to put aside what is fun and do what is right.

I was in the same situation this weekend. I didn't have very much money in my pocket. Somehow I have to get o Ohio for the School of the Bible Multiplication Conference. I have a family at home in Brazil that has needs. But there is a game in town in Minneapolis. MN Thunder vs. the LA Galaxy. As all of you may know David Beckham has signed a five year deal with the L.A. Galaxy. Living in Brazil, you are influence by the culture. One thing I have come to love is the sport of soccer. I pay attention to the U.S. national team, and the Major League Soccer here in the United States. So if I have a chance to see them play, I want to.

I don't know if God is arranging soccer matches around my schedule, or if he is arranging my schedule around soccer matches. Perhaps it's just an opportunity in which God is taking advantage to bless. Your theology will determine the answer to that question.... but anyway I find it very interesting that my favorite player, Landon Donovan (not David Beckham), has played now here in Minnesota twice when I've been in Minnesota. Once when he was at San Jose Earthquakes, and second last night with the L.A. Galaxy.

I saw on the internet that this game was coming to town when I could be in town. I wanted to go. I don't get to see Major League Soccer too often because I'm simply not in the United States to often. I was having a conversation with a friend of mine on Saturday after church. He likes soccer also. Somehow we got into a conversation about the game that was happening on Sunday, and he noted that he was going. I was excited and asked if I could go with him, but I didn't ask him to pay for it. He said sure. So there I was going to the game with him and some other people. On the way to the game he hands me $20 to pay for my ticket. The change I used to buy a bratwurst with chips. YUMMY!!!!!!!!!!! Praise God!

It was fun. Sometime in the midst what we are doing, God can even bless us with something fun.

“Trust in the LORD, and do good; [so] shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed. Delight thyself also in the LORD; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart. Commit thy way unto the LORD; trust also in him; and he shall bring [it] to pass. And he shall bring forth thy righteousness as the light, and thy judgment as the noonday.” (Ps 37:3-6 AV)
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Even a Missionary Needs a Pastor

It is time to keep my blog updated! Enough is enough! That will be my attitude from now on. I apologize to those who have come to this website to look for new news and have not found any. The post have not been common enough. My Pastor even challenged me to at least post once a week here. And he is right, and as a missionary we need to be challenged to be better and to do better.

Sometime people think missionaries are these super holy people. Now I believe that we need to be holy, but that doesn't make us non-human. We have struggles to be responsible people and to live 100% for God. We have finite minds and sometime we don't always know what decision to make. And that's why we pray to God, And that's why a missionary needs a Pastor. Because no matter who you are, there is a bible verse that says:

“Where there is no counsel, the people fall: but in the multitude of counsellors there is safety.” (Pr 11:14 AV)

So everyone needs a Pastor and other counselors in their lives. It's always good to seek advice when making big decisions.

Please come back again to this blog frequently, you'll find some news here.