More powerful than Iguacu Falls, more beautiful than a rainbow...Something that truly amazed me about our experiences in South America was that there was no end to what God could accomplish even in one short summer. By the time we all got together at the end for debriefing, each person had plenty of stories to tell. From the moment we each returned from our different ministries we swapped stories about people we worked with, how little sleep we had gotten, the shrinky-dinks we had made, how tired we were of "thumbs up" and "tongues out" while singing songs like Making Melodies, which futebol club we now felt loyal to, etc. We told and heard a lot of stories as we hung out and prepared to return home!
In one of the final debriefing sessions during my first trip to South America, Pastor John asked each of us to share a few blessings and challenges we had faced. As I sat and listened to everyone share, I remember thinking, "Gosh, I must be a lousy friend or a lousy listener 'cause I don't remember hearing any of these stories!"
I may not be perfect, but I'm not that bad of a listener... It's just that there's no way to fully explain what God has done or to fully exhaust the possibilities of what God can do. How cool is that? Woo hoo!
"I have set my rainbow in the clouds, and it will be a sign of the covenant between me and you and all living creatures of every kind."
:: Genesis 9:13
Ministry sites :: summer 1998 - English and Sports Camp, Sao Paulo, Brasil - Japanese Free Methodist Church of Amambay, Pedro Juan Caballero, Paraguay - Bosque Holiness Church, Sao Paulo, Brasil Ministry sites :: summer 1999 - Itaquera Holiness Church, Sao Paulo, Brasil - Adamantina Holiness Church, Adamantina, Brasil