So I left off on Wednesday. We visited a pastor’s conference going on at a retreat center out in the country. When we were driving up we saw the dirt road was totally flooded. Funny thing: I never really felt that nervous when driving around in this van that would drive at crazy speeds with cars coming from all directions in the city….yet I got a little nervous when I thought we’d get stuck in the mud. We didn’t. Phew.
This, my friends, is some of the best fish I’ve ever had. The women who cooked this are incredibly talented, and I guess one (or more) of them cook on the boat too when teams go out on the Amazon. The beans, the rice, oh so good. And that salad in the back was crunchy and fresh and so flavorful.
We walked down to the boat that teams from the church in Manaus as well as teams from Christ Community Church here in IL go on to serve the people in the villages along the Amazon. It’s so cool what they do on these trips: medical and dental care and sharing Christ’s love and Truth. The boat is actually expanding to include more space like the rooms for delivering babies!
Here Pastor Djard is telling us about the boat—the one all the way to the left. Oops I didn’t really get shot!
^Translation: “But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” Romans 5:8
CCC family: Our church purchased that speedboat!
I realize I haven’t really had any pictures from the English Institutes, and that would be because I didn’t really take that many! We were always having conversations, or playing games, making bracelets, or singing songs. But that is where we spent the most amount of our time.
After the retreat, we headed off to Influx, one of the English Institutes where I did take a few pics!
Our teacher, Cris, wrote down the yummy Brazilian food we needed to try. And eventually we did. Oh yes we did. More on that later. Can I also just say how I’m thankful for facebook still keeping us all connected? Cris, if you’re reading this, hi!! We want to come back!
Cory found Little Lizzie outside. Nice pic Joe!
Ok, so that was Wednesday! I’ll be back with more!
“When Jesus heard what had happened, he withdrew by boat privately to a solitary place. Hearing of this, the crowds followed him on foot from the towns. When Jesus landed and saw a large crowd, he had compassion on them and healed their sick.” Matthew 12:13-14
Guys, if you read anything from my blog, read the Truth at the end. Best part.