Sunday, May 14, 2006


The Cross Cultural Project students from America have arrived! Every year it's a celebration. Brazilians are so social and love to welcome others into their culture. We had a churrasco (barbecue) on Saturday and the students were able to hang out with the 60 or so Brazilian core students involved in our "community" within the ministry. We ate a lot of meat, laughed a lot and the Americans learned a lot about Brazil, Portuguese and the culture here.

Please pray:

*that the Americans will settle in and feel the freedom to learn the culture and not feel the pressure to produce "spiritual" results
*that God would work to turn all of our hearts toward Him
*that Brazilian students who have religious prejudices would be drawn to investigate the claims and the love of Christ

Two more teams arrive this week in Belo Horizonte and one team arrives on Wednesday in Campinas, Brazil. Demps and Duncan, as well as two Brazilian students, will head down there to welcome the team and to spend time with Jeff and Amy Dowdy, members of our CO Brazil team that are facilitating the project there. Pray for safe travel and the same requests as above for that team.

We're grateful for you all. When can you come visit? :)