Friday, March 07, 2014

Brazil Trip 2014: And We're Off

(FYI: This trip is known on Twitter as #LBM10yrtrip if you'd like to follow along there.  You can keep track of us by following Bárbara [@bhbrasileira], Living Bread [@Living_Bread], and me [@Finchworthy])

Thank you all for your prayers for our team as we head to Brazil for the next 10 days!

Despite the snow in Lynchburg this morning, we didn't have any trouble driving to DC to catch our flight south out of Reagan.  I even got to have lunch with my friend Lindsey who lives in the DC area!  Now, our team is sitting in Miami, waiting for our 9:30 flight to Brazil.  We'll have another several hour layover in Curitiba before continuing on to Porto Alegre early tomorrow afternoon. 

There is a two hour time difference between Brazil and Eastern time until tomorrow night.  Then, Brazil will only be one hour ahead.  

I'm sending you our schedule for the week, so you can have an idea of what we'll be up to.  My goal is to get at least a short update out each day, but I'm not making any promises. :)

Ok - now to get some grading done before I have to board!


March 2014 - Agenda

Friday, March 07, 2014

                  7:30am – Meet at LBM office to head to DC
                  2:59pm – Board flight to Porto Alegre, Brazil (via Miami and Curitiba, Paraná - Brazil)

Saturday, March 08, 2014

                  2:00pm – Arrive in Porto Alegre, Brazil
                                         Transfer to hotel for some R&R
                  7:00pm – Meet in lobby for departure to Vila Safira
                  7:30pm – Inaugural service of the new building at Vila Safira
                                         Dinner on the way back to hotel

Sunday, March 09, 2014

                  8:00am – Leave for Sunday School and service at Igreja Batista Viva (Vila Nova)
                  1:00pm – Lunch at Churrascaria Roda de Carreta (CTG 35)
                  6:00pm – Lanche at Igreja Batista Viva (aka early dinner J)
7:00pm – Church service at Igreja Batista Viva (Vila Nova)

Monday, March 10, 2014

                  Morning – Team meeting & prayer
                  12:30pm – Lunch
                  Afternoon – Visitations
                  Night – Dinner and R&R  
                  7:30pm - Bárbara will have a meeting with leadership of Ministério Pão Vivo at the hotel

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

                  7:50am – Meet in lobby for departure to Capão and Torres
                  Morning – Capão
Lunch – Capão
Afternoon – Torres
            Evening – Dinner in Torres & return to Porto Alegre

Wednesday, March 12, 2014
9:30am – Leave for Big (aka Wal-Mart) & Barra Shopping (largest mall in South America) – on your own for shopping. This is a great place to buy snacks, chocolate and other items to take back as souvenirs.
                  12:30pm – Lunch
4:00pm – Prepare for “Living Bread Service” (food distribution service) at Igreja Batista Viva (Vila Nova).
7:30pm – “Living Bread Service” – team will set up and serve dinner to those in attendance.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

                  9:30am – Leave for downtown, Luz & Vida (Christian bookstore)
                  12:30pm – Lunch
                  4:00pm  – Head to Vila Planalto for visitations
                  7:30pm – Service at Missão Batista Planalto

Friday, March 14, 2014

                  9:30am – Leave for Vila Safira to visit neighborhood and visits
                  12:30pm – Lunch
3:30pm – Head to Pr. Magioli’s home. We will meet for fellowship and an informal update on the progress of the work in Brazil and their vision for the future.
7:30pm – Dinner offered by the Magioli Family

Saturday, March 15, 2014

                  City tour & souvenir shopping

Sunday, March 16, 2014

                  8:00am – Leave for Sunday School at Igreja Batista Viva (Vila Nova)
                  10:00am – Service at Igreja Batista Viva
                  12:30pm – Lunch offered by Bárbara’s mom
                  Afternoon – free to pack & rest
                  7:00pm – Service at Igreja Batista Viva w/ meal afterwards

Monday, March 17, 2014

                  11:00am – Meet in lobby for checkout
                  11:30pm – Depart for lunch and airport
                  3:03pm – Board flight to return to USA (via Rio and Miami)

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

                  9:15am – Arrive at Reagan Airport (DCA)
                                       Pick up rental van and drive to Lynchburg

1 comment:

  1. You're gonna be busy, girl!! Get that work DONE! :) Excited for you, praying for you!