Day three in Brazil. Our day starts with Brazilian Coffee, fellowship, prayers and fresh bread just from the bakery. Along with whatever our hosts are cooking.
Today was a work and refresh day after nonstop service to children in many places. It gives us time to think do I have what it takes? The missionaries we are working beside have church at their home to get kids out of the favela. The dirt road up the hill had a truck drop gravel. We helped spread the gravel about one half mile with a hoe.
This is just the beginning of do we have what it takes. If the van gets stuck and the kids can't get there. We don't have what it takes.
Jerry with The Bed Ministry buillt bunk beds for new housing we helped paint. If we didn't have these the kids wouldn't have a safe place to stay.
We tilled the garden, planted , but most importantly we harvested to take tomorrow to the favela. If we don't till, and plant we can't harvest. This is important for the kids to receive some nourishment. They don't have anyone that provides food. But more importantly this work is the same spiritually. We may not know the difference we make, but we can feed them.
We sorted donations supplied to help the families and kids? Do we have what it takes?
We pray before during and after. Do we spiritually have what it takes? Yes, if God calls us to do something, we have Him, so we have what it takes. He uses us wherever we are, and he equips us.
We visited homes of some church members that have weekly bible study. As some were in the home some walked down the street to a park that is usually empty at night. We witnessed and prayed with these and prayed with them thanking God for his salvation. We do have what it takes through Him!
More importantly do we have what it takes? Not with out you. We can only reach these children with your support. Teams need your prayers, support from everyone at home helps protect and helps us to serve. We need items and money donated for needs when the teams go serve.
But most of all we need you. We need you to do as God leads. Praying, supplying needs, and without you going there is no team!
"Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit.Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you..." Matt. 28:18-20