Thursday, June 09, 2005

Hello from Brasil!!!

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,



Daniel Mann said...

Oi Julianne!!!
Praise the Lord! I am glad you made it there fine. I bet you will learn alot more Portuguese this time around. I heard your really home sick (for your family)already. May God bless you much and keep you safe. Are you going to go flying in the amphibious plane? It would be fun!

"Let those who delight in my righteousness shout for joy and be glad and say evermore, "Great is the Lord, Who delights in the welfare of his servant!" Then my tongue shall tell of your righteousness and of your praise all the day long."(Psalm 35:27-28)

Kaitlin said...

I'll be praying for you as you are in Brazil. It's okay to miss your family, God gave you them as a gift. But I will pray that you will find peace in Him so that you can be relient on His protection and care.
I will look forward to all the wonderful stories you will have to tell when you get home. I'll pray that God keeps you healthy and safe and that you can be a true servant while there.
Please keep us all updated!

P.S. I scrapbooked some WVA pages and it made me remember what a great time we had together!

Jessica said...

Julianne, I will be thinking of you and praying for you! :~)

Anonymous said...

Hi Julianne. I linked to you through Jessica's site. What a wonderful opporunity being in Brazil. (I've been to Ecuador myself!)

Be safe, and see ya when you return. :)