We’ve been in Brazil for a week and are still in awe that we are back. In a sense we are home. In another sense we are in a strange place since we’ve never lived in the city of Brasília. So we’ve been enjoying things that are familiar (Brazilian coffee, crusty breakfast rolls, rice and beans) at that same time that we’ve been trying to make friends, figure out new traffic patterns and explore unknown neighborhoods.
We arrived on a Friday morning and Dan preached both Saturday (in the Valparaiso FMC) and Sunday (in the Luziania FMC). Dan had met all the pastors beforehand, but for Hope there were many new faces.
Andrew and Dan travelled three hours on the following Wednesday to watch Andrew’s favorite team play soccer. After the game Andrew was able to reconnect with a Brazilian teenager he knew in Cuiabá.
It’s been an adventure hunting for a home. Our new friend, Guilherme, has helped us to find our way around. He and his wife Lidiane will be our co-workers as we plant a church in this area so we were happy to find an apartment near theirs.
Although we already have strong ties to Brazil, we praise the Lord for helping us to connect to friends, old and new.