March 10, 2012


On this day in 1861, a massive hurricane ravaged the New Hebrides islands, nearly destroying the work that John Patton had worked so hard to create.  In his journal, John recorded the devastation of the storm: They tore up and smashed breadfruit, chestnut, coconut and all kinds of fruit trees.  The ground was strewn thick...
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Today’s reading Joshua 5-7 Joshua 6:19 But all the silver, and gold, and vessels of brass and iron, are consecrated unto the LORD: they shall come into the treasury of the LORD. God told His people that all that was in Jericho belonged to Him. It was the first city He was giving them. God...
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An Overview of Porto Alegre The capital of Rio Grande do Sul, PORTO ALEGRE , lies on the eastern bank of the Rio Guaiba, at the point where five rivers converge to form the Lagoa dos Patos, a giant freshwater lagoon navigable by even the largest of ships. Founded in 1755 as a Portuguese garrison...
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