This trip was dedicated to witnessing to the people of a little village down the road from Luiz Correia called Coconut Beach. The people there are very warm and inviting. We could walk up to their gates and clap and they would come out, say hello to us and the next thing we know, we are sitting in their living rooms or on their porches visiting. We had several local translators with us to help. I tried my best to use as much spanish/portuguese as I could but it was not enough.
The following are some random pictures of our week. I believe God truly blessed us on our trip as well as the people from Coconut Beach. A group of people have already decided to start meeting for Bible Study at the local school. Imagine that, a school letting the local church meet in their classrooms to hold Bible Study!!!
Two girls that helped us on our local visits. Annie on the left and Janaina on the right.
Group of kids who attend our host Church: Primera Igreja Bautista (First Baptist Church)
Conducting Vacation Bible School for about 100 kids IN THE SCHOOL!!!
On a side note...........This area of Brasil is very beautiful with all kinds of landscape. I did manage to get over 500 pictures while here with about half being of the area itself. Check back later for another posts of just pictures.
On another side note..........while we were there in Coconut Beach the local resort (I say the local resort because it is the only one around this area) is holding their annual Kite Surfing Championship. They say the beaches here are perfect for this sport because of the prevailing winds and the angle they hit the beach. This weekend was to determine the Brasil National Champion and Next weekend will be to determine the International Champion. I had the opportunity to watch the guys and girls kite surf and it looks totally awesome dude. I wanted to try it, but with all the local surfers involved in the competition there was really nobody available to teach me. That and the fact that it was going to cost about $100 per hour and they suggest at least 5 hours!!!!!!!!!! I'll post pictures of that too later.