Friday, November 29, 2019

Happy Thanksgiving from Brazil!

Definitely not any turkey or stuffing on our plates, but it has been another terrific day! We spent the first part of the day downtown, touring huge markets and seeing an exact replica of Solomon’s temple and the Tabernacle. Very cool!! And ended our day with a church service here on the property with adults and kids from the local community. It has been one of my biggest pleasures this trip, listening and worshipping with strangers, who are now friends, in their language. There are very few words I understand, but I can only image how pleasing it is to God.
I am so impressed with the work of Amo (Portuguese for “feed my sheep”). Truly, they walk the walk, and talk the talk. The foundation of their ministry is to see the lost saved. It is the heart and soul of all they do. I have loved every second serving with them, meeting the physical needs of the Brazilians here in the flavellas (slum communities), but never without telling the Good News. They have such a merciful, loving presence, and have devoted themselves to discipleship.
So we may not be there in KY celebrating all we have to be thankful for, and we sure are missing our family and friends, but so thankful for every moment we have had here!! 
~Shannon Stivers~

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