Here is a little idea of what I will be doing over the next several weeks. Monday through Wednesday I will help co-lead a team from Samaritan's Purse in Canada and our group of interns in a work project out at our PAZ campgrounds about 30min. outside of Santarém. There are several renovations going on at the camp so we will be doing mostly construction work for a couple of days. The camp sits right on the beautiful Tapajós River which is great for swimming in the afternoons after a hot day in the sun!
The Congresso will be the 10-12th of July. Like I mentioned earlier, this a 3 night evangelistic crusade that packs out the local soccer stadium here in Santarém. The Congresso includes powerful dramas and dances, special music and powerful Gospel messages. Each year many people give their lives to the Lord. Please pray for the Congresso that it would not rain and for the Lord's protection over each worker and participant. Most importantly pray for the Lord to begin softening the hearts of those who are to attend and that each one who gives his life to the Lord would stay firm in that decision and continue to grow.
The 13th-16th there will be a river trip on the Amazon river to the community of Piracãoera. This is a flooded community. There will be several projects going on in this community from construction, medical clinics, evangelistic visits, distribution of basic items to families, etc... This trip should be a wonderful time.
As always, please pray for the safety of everyone. Your prayers are so much appreciated and very necessary. If there is anything I can be praying for in your lives please let me know.
Blessings to all of you! Hopefully there will be pictures and more updates in a few weeks!