Every interpreter’s nightmare

Editora Fiel is one of the finest missions works I have ever been associated with (click here for a “translated” version of their website). Rich and Pearl Denham have given their lives to making Christ known in Brazil (and other Portuguese speaking countries) for more than 50 years. It has been my privilege to speak 3 times at the annual Brazilian Fiel conference for church leaders. The last time I was there was 2006. This clip is from the last day of that meeting. Eros Pasquini is the main interpreter for the conference. In addition to being a faithful pastor, he is the best interpreter I have ever worked with. At about 1:45 into the clip I begin to express my appreciation to him for his excellent work during the conference, and have a little fun in the process. If you have ever been an interpreter or worked with one, you will probably appreciate the humor.

Tom Ascol has served as a Pastor of Grace Baptist Church in Cape Coral, FL since 1986. Prior to moving to Florida he served as pastor and associate pastor of churches in Texas. He has a BS degree in sociology from Texas A&M University (1979) and has also earned the MDiv and PhD degrees from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Ft. Worth, Texas. He has served as an adjunct professor of theology for various colleges and seminaries, including Reformed Theological Seminary, the Covenant Baptist Theological Seminary, African Christian University, Copperbelt Ministerial College, and Reformed Baptist Seminary. He has also served as Visiting Professor at the Nicole Institute for Baptist Studies at Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando, Florida. Tom serves as the President of Founders Ministries and The Institute of Public Theology. He has edited the Founders Journal, a quarterly theological publication of Founders Ministries, and has written hundreds of articles for various journals and magazines. He has been a regular contributor to TableTalk, the monthly magazine of Ligonier Ministries. He has also edited and contributed to several books, including Dear Timothy: Letters on Pastoral Ministry, The Truth and Grace Memory Books for children and  Recovering the Gospel and Reformation of Churches. He is also the author of From the Protestant Reformation to the Southern Baptist ConventionTraditional Theology and the SBC and Strong and Courageous. Tom regularly preaches and lectures at various conferences throughout the United States and other countries. In addition he regularly contributes articles to the Founders website and hosts a weekly podcast called The Sword & The Trowel. He and his wife Donna have six children along with four sons-in-law and a daughter-in-law. They have sixteen grandchildren.
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