Before Ash Wednesday, here in Brazil, comes the holiday, Carnival. It is celebrated without restraint and means that all forms of immorality are practiced. I read once that AIDS is spread more during this weekend than any other time. Wisely the evangelical churches hold their youth or family camps outside of the city. This year we were invited to speak at a family camp in Boa Vista, 750 kilometers north of Manuas.
Gwendolyn had a blast doing a treasure hunt in the middle of the night as well as singing a solo in the talent show. We enjoyed having her with us. Hudson opted to stay in Manaus and attend the camp there. He also loves camping. He was thrilled to find a coral snake, a vine snake and some other lovely creatures.
We do have some prayer requests. Tom’s father passed away on Sunday. Tom will be traveling to the U.S. to be there for the memorial service. I am leading a missions trip with 8 Brazilian ladies to a small village up the Rio Negro next Saturday, March 3, where we will be doing outreach and SS training.