Sunday afternoon was spent enjoying a special lunch with Bárbara's family who live here in town. They also spoiled us with authentic Brazilian cuisine and the best desserts (pudim and chocolate mousse, anyone??).
The evening service at Vila Nova was also a blessing! Fabiane shared about her son Yan who was diagnosed with cancer and miraculously healed before his treatments and how the Lord used that time in her life to teach her and grow her faith. The youth band again blessed us with their worship music, and Pastor Zigomar shared a message.
Though we will certainly miss our friends here, we are looking forward to being home again though I'm sure home will feel a little different after the experiences we've had this week. Each time I visit Living Bread's work here, my own lifestyle is challenged in all the best ways. I pray that I will be sensitive to what the Lord has to teach me as I go back home and serve him in a different context there. I hope that those of you who have followed along with our journey this week have also been challenged in unique ways.
Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions about the ministry of Living Bread or how you can get involved!
|Some of the youth who lead worship|
|Ubiratan singing for us!|
|Pastor Zigomar, the new pastor at Igreja Batista Viva|
|My sweet friend, Daisy|
|Bárbara with her mom and sister at our lunch|
|The team with the kitchen volunteers at IBV. They work endlessly preparing meals and refreshments for different events including Sunday school breakfast and the monthly feeding service.|