by Kathy Short

RECIFE, Brazil (BNc) — The 47th annual Pan American Lectures will be held this year on the northeast coast of Brazil November 1–7, according to missionary and lectureship organizer Randy Short.

The theme, “Strangers in the World,” from 1 Peter 1:1-2, will emphasize that all Christians are “resident aliens” in the world. Such a condition demands respect for the legitimate institutions of government and society, but also underscores that the believer’s primary allegiance must be to the Lord Jesus who rules in the eternal, universal kingdom.

Other lessons will focus on our calling as Christians, holiness, royal priesthood, morality proclamation and more.

Participants will be inspired by both U.S. and on-the-field missionary speakers.

The cost this year is $1,525 per person all inclusive (hotel based on double occupancy and American Airlines airfare departing DFW). The special missionary price is $475 per person. You can find more information on the PAL website.

“Recife” means ocean reef, and here the deep blue Atlantic highlights the reef with a line of white surf while the warm sea gently washes beaches of fine soft sand. The warm turquoise waters are yet another draw. When the tide goes out, natural swimming pools are formed. This wonderful coastal strip of Brazil has beaches a-plenty.

The Dorisol Hotel has one right on its doorstep: the Praia de Piedade, with its fine golden sand. The hotel features contemporary architecture, with tile-work by the celebrated Brazilian sculptor Francisco Brennand.

For more information contact missionary Randy Short; or see website for this year’s lectures.

The U.S contact is Jim Frazier.

Randal and his wife Vicki have lived and worked in Brazil since Nov. 1984. They have three children, two daughters-in-law, and four grandchildren. He likes to read novels in his back-porch hammock. http://randal.us

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