August 12? I think...
It's been nice not knowing what time or even day it is out on the river. We could learn a lot from the people of the Amazon. God has worked so much since our last meeting. We have since spent a day and a half in Ponta Alta, and just as the first village, the people were so welcoming and gracious. I was able to move around a little bit more these days and was able to see more of where God is working. So far I have been a childrens teacher, a stylest, and an optometrist. The Children are so open to learning new things and seem excited about Jesus. We were able to take a tour of the village which was eye opening. We held baby's (which of course didn't pee until I held him), we saw all kinds of birds and monkeys, and most importantly we were able to spend one on one time with the villagers. This village was approximately 60 families, many of which decided to make decisions of faith... Praise God!
This has been a trip of many new experiences. New foods, new places to visit, new people to meet. Just last night 6 of us (David, Candice, Julie, Maggie, Lauren, and Abby) went out on a small boat looking for gators! We all are still here to talk about our experience.
Today, we are in Varre Vento. This village has several Christian families that have being shunned by their community because of their faith. To whomever is reading this today, please pray that we can be of great encouragement to each and every one of them in order to restore strength and hope in their lives. Pray also that the Lord would continue to speak through us, and that without any hindurance the gospel
would be presented.
Blessings and prayers from the Linda Esperanca