Jungle Trip (part 3 of 3)

As we were doing the interviews for the students, a Brazilian man came up and asked if we wanted some Jacare (amazon crocodile). I have to say that I prefer Jacaré over any other meat – it is the cleanest, leanest and best tasting meat I have ever had. Don’t even think of comparing itContinue reading “Jungle Trip (part 3 of 3)”

Jungle Trip (part 2 of 3)

We arrived there at the small place where Marcos does his discipleship program. I was apart from the group from Manaus so I headed down as they asked Eli a few questions. I was humbled by what happened next. Indians are very quiet, non-emotional (outwardly) people. As I approached the thatch roof hut where theyContinue reading “Jungle Trip (part 2 of 3)”

Jungle Trip (part 1 of 3)

The following is an update from my (Richard) most recent trip to the deepest part of the jungle I, as a foreigner, can go. This trip, for those who don\’t know, was to finalize plans to launch our first project here. It is amazing what the Lord is doing in this place and I am humbledContinue reading “Jungle Trip (part 1 of 3)”

Sharing Jesus… With a Witchdoctor?

While in Brazil, we had many opportunities to build relationships within the tribes. One such opportunity came on a visit to Atalia do Norte, the furthest city us white folk can go without government intervention… or get arrows shot at us. While there, we met up with an Indian family of the Matis tribe. ThisContinue reading “Sharing Jesus… With a Witchdoctor?”

Applying for Visas: Wisdom From a 5-Month Old

So we\’ve only been doing this parenting thing for about 5 months now, but already it seems we\’ve been taught so many lessons (selflessness, anyone?) Last night I was taught another lesson. One I\’ve \”learned\” many times, but this was the first time my son had taught it to me. Let me explain. If you\’veContinue reading “Applying for Visas: Wisdom From a 5-Month Old”