Out of the same mouth proceed blessing and cursing.
My brethren, these things ought not to be so.
James 3:10

A reprimand is in order here as we read this verse today,
Because it's very important the things we daily say.
How sad to hear cursing from believers; this should never be,
Let's learn to only bless because to this we all agree.
For Jesus sake let's clean up our speech and don't use bad language again,
By doing this we'll please the Lord,  and be happier than we've ever been.
(RP)

Ralph & Margie Poulson
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 1 John 1:8-9
If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, He is
faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

Self deception is so common,that's why John wrote these few lines,
When one thinks he is not sinning and in other things opines.
God tells us oh so plainly that the truth is not in us,
When we say we have no sin, we better stop our fuss,
Just confess your sin to Jesus and He'll faithfully forgive,
Giving joy and peace and calmness and a great desire to live

(RP)

"From a Canoe to a Chevy." Brazil: Memories and Ministries
(by Ralph Poulson)
Now available in eBook format and in paperback at:
Amazon.com
Barnes & Noble
Apple iBooks
(and more)
SHEPHERDS COLLEGE
Reasons to read this book:

Unusual stories from Brazil.
Personal issues missionaries face on foreign soil.
Each chapter is a complete story telling the happenings in Brazil the way
they happened.
How God introduced us to dear Brazilian friends.
The stories of men and women who met Jesus Christ will thrill you.
Spiritual lessons conclude each chapter.

I have known Ralph and Margie Poulson from the time I was a child and have
been enriched spiritually by the testimony of their ministries. This book,
written in a humble, God-honoring way, takes the reader into the heart of
missions. That is a good place to be.
Laurel Hicks, Litt.D, editor, A Beka Book (retired)


I've never encountered a book written by missionaries that was more
informative, encouraging, and full of suspense. It was bits and pieces from
Ralph & Margie Poulson’s life in Brazil that I had heard, and their testimonies
when they returned home, that encouraged me to join the mission field ten
years ago.
Helen Steele, Greek Bible College in Greece.

Dr. Roy B. Zuck:
These stories give an interesting picture of your life in Brazil. The chapters
are well written. They gave me a new appreciation for your ministry.
(Dr. Roy B. Zuck, senior professor emeritus of Bible Exposition and editor of
Bibliotheca Sacra, Dallas Theological Seminary, died March 16, 2013. This
endorsement is from the emails from him.)


Ralph and Marjorie served with ABWE in Brazil for 25 years in the Amazon,
and then Natal, directing the Berean Baptist Seminary. He was pastor of First
Baptist Church in Ferndale, Washington for eighteen years. Shepherds
Baptist Ministries enlisted him to represent them on the west coast. Their
daughter Joy died in 2013. Their son Rawlie, and wife Gina have 3 children:
Nathan, Benny and Monique.
It was a thrill to write this book about our life
and ministry in Brazil.

We know you will enjoy the 200 stories of the
interesting experiences we had
while serving the Lord there.
Our prayer is that this book will be a blessing
to all who read it.
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