Before getting to the “In case you haven’t heard” links today, I just wanted to say that I got two encouraging emails yesterday. One came from a supporting pastor whose church is experiencing financial difficulties. He wanted to make all of the missionaries they support aware and to ask for prayer. Now, knowing the situation, we can pray for the church more specifically. The second email I received was from a young church planter that is praying about coming to Portugal! While I don’t know all the details and haven’t spoken to him yet, I rejoice knowing that the Lord is still calling people to “Go” into all the world and to make disciples.
Thank you, Lord.
Now, here are the stories for today.
If you really want to know the state of the Portuguese economy, look no further than this article, “Portuguese head to former African colony to escape the Euro crisis”. It is a reality that we are seeing on a daily, not weekly basis.
On a similar note, because of the crisis, there has to be cutbacks. Regardless of whether it is America or Portugal, austerity, as it is called in Europe is a foregone conclusion. The cuts are deep and sometimes I wonder how folks are getting by. Protests like this will only increase. “Merkel, in anxious Lisbon, hails austerity drive”.
I would love to live in a house like this one, but I’m not quite sure how the lawn mowing is done. A Living Green Face of 4,500 Plants Adorns Portugal’s House in Travessa de Patrocinio | Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building
I don’t really know where to file this one, but here you go…Calvary Chapel Pastor Sues Son for Cyberbullying
The picture in this article looks almost identical to our beloved friend Major that passed away recently. Depression: Lincoln’s black dog does raise the question as to what we would do if we knew how badly most people struggled.
That’s all for this week. Shoot me a link if you find something interesting!