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I am the Pastor/Teacher of Rivers of Joy Baptist Church in Minford, Ohio since August 2008.  I am married to Charity since June 14, 1969.  I have four grown children.   Having served in the local church for over forty years as Pastor/Teacher, Asso., Youth Pastor, Minister of Education, Building Upkeep, Camp Director, Sunday School Teacher, etc. Also I have worked in the public place for as many years as I have preached. Charity and her sister are co owner of Union Mills Conf. (Bakery) in West Portsmouth Ohio


Located on the left bank of the Rio Branco, only 220 km from the border of Brazil and Venezuela, Boa Vista is the only Brazilian capital located entirely above the Equator, and a gateway for ecoturismo to the Amazon, Venezuela, Guyana and Suriname. The state itself is named after Mount Roraima and represents a symbolic challenge of uniting the hemisphere, as well as an irresistible invitation to the adventurers and seekers of mother nature's place in the 21st century.

Fasting growing state in Brazil, and a gateway to Suriname, Guyana, Venezuela and the Amazon.

Bill and Sharon Smith, have working in Brazil since 1973 and continue to work with the people in Boa Vista, Roraima, Brazil, South America. I wonder if Sarah Palin knows that? (sorry about that)


Bill Smith from Ohio, and was called to preached in 1967 I believe, and traveled to Arlington Texas to the Bible Baptist Seminary, and he and I were best friends from the start.

Sharon and Bill are worked in this part of Brazil and planted Churches.

Bill and Sharon were at Rivers of Joy this Wednesday and were a blessing to our people.

This year they have traveled more than 11,000 miles in the United States, visiting churches. And sharing with others the work in BoaVista, Roraima. Where the weather does not get below 75.