Greetings from Brazil! It seems as if 2022 just started but here we are smack in the middle of March already. Here in Brazil things have gotten somewhat back to “normal”. We still wear masks everywhere but have heard that those mandates might be lifting soon, yay! Brazil has always been aggresive on vaccinations in general and, even though they had a slow start, they’re doing an impressive job of reaching the majority of the population even with the boosters.
After almost two years of not having any visiting mission teams we finally received one last October. We have four scheduled for this year and possibly more to come. We miss them and they miss us, especially the kids! Even so, our team has been kept very busy between the various locations we have to minister in and we are very blessed that they can be ministering in several locations at the same time.
Our team members, Robson and Daniela, have been leading up the ministry in the favela in Varzea. They and their team minister several days a week in this community where we have our own plot of land. They do visitations, childrens classes, activities, and have an open-air church service on Friday evenings.
In the middle of Favela Cachoerinha we have a ministry center where all of our church activities take place. Lunches, children’s classes, cooking classes, events, and more take place there twice weekly. Anderson and Mayara lead in this community as well as in Favela Nova Uniao.
Thank you so much for your prayers and encouragement. We truly are blessed!