After completing home assignment in the States, returning to Brazil and our village, then COVID-19 hitting the world and all missionaries here needing to leave their works, then our waiting in town for permission to return to the village, and finally getting to return, we are still alive (so far)! Probably most of us around the world have been forced to face the facts by now that there really is no guarantee of tomorrow. God knew this all along, but I think many of us needed to be reminded of that. It is a daily reminder to us that life is short and that as the poet C.T. Studd said “Only one life, ’twill soon be past, only what’s done for Christ will last.” This is why we are where we are, working on learning the language and culture of the Maki* to hopefully one day soon be able to tell them about the Creator and Savior of the world, the only place true salvation and hope is found. They may or may not choose to believe, but at least they will have been given the chance to hear.
We’ve been waiting for inspiration for another blog post (for over a year! haha), but since we haven’t thought of anything powerful or inspiring yet, a photo blog is probably well overdue to give you an idea of what has happened over this past year. If you want the best view of the photos, click on the first photo and then hit “next” to continue through. (Although there may be issues with the correct order that way, sorry.)
(If you get our monthly updates, you are probably already more familiar with what we’ve been up to, but maybe you’ll enjoy seeing a recap with photos all in one place. If you don’t get our monthly updates and would like to, click here.)
*Maki is a pseudonym for privacy reasons