Oi, my brothers and sisters,
It is good to be here in Santarem, Brazil (or as they write, Brasil). I arrived Monday afternoon and slept till the next morning. They put me to work right away. I scrubbed scum and mold off a walkway alongside an airplane hanger. It took me about one morning and two afternoons to complete it. Today I went to prayer group at 6:00 and worked down at the hanger. We stopped work for lunch at 12:00 and rested for awhile. I then made deviled eggs for a potluck which I just got back from. At 4:30, I took the kayak out on the Amazon for a little bit. The scenery was beautiful. The sun was slowly setting and creating the most glorious orange, pink, blue glow across the sky. I headed back in while the two pilots were flying their amphibious plane above me.
This is a lot different than when I went in August with a church group. I really miss my family this time. God is working in my heart to create a love for Him more powerful than my love for anything or anyone else. This experience has been pretty hard, and it's only the fourth day! :) Tomorrow afternoon, a team comes from the States to work on some construction. It will be nice to converse easily with them.
Please pray that I will trust God to supply all my needs.
Blessings to you all! I'm not sure when I'll be able to connect to the internet again, so until we do, God bless you. May His love shine to you and from you, in truth. I appreciate this interesting fellowship we have over the internet.
In God's grip,