A typical Brazilian breakfast consists of fresh crusty rolls and thick, sweet coffee. (Fruit and sliced ham and cheese are optional.) Brazilians are intrigued by the huge breakfasts they see in American movies and often ask us if we really eat ham, eggs, waffles and cereal every day. This gives us a perfect opportunity to invite them over for one of Dan’s famous pancake breakfasts. In fact, since we moved to Brasília, we’ve had company almost every Saturday morning.
Last Saturday we received a phone call from two young men from our Luziania FMC (an hour away) saying they were catching a bus to come spend the day with us. When they arrived at about ten, Dan was putting plates of piled up flapjacks on the table. Soon we were joined by three other young people from the Aguas Claras church plant. Juice, syrup and laughter flowed as the sausages and pancakes disappeared.
Afterwards Dan led us in a short devotional time. He read from Exodus 40 on the tabernacle utensils (not exactly one of the most exciting passages in scripture). It was a joy to see each young man and woman jump into the discussion. Each one recognized that just as the tabernacle was the geographic center of the Israelite camp, so the Lord must be the center of our lives. When the party broke up at about 1 o’clock we felt nourished physically, emotionally and spiritually. Praise the Lord for all the ways He feeds us.