February 14, 2014 by Jevon and Danica Rich Everaldo is from Rio Grande do Sul, the most southern state of Brazil. (Random fact - it is far enough south that it even snows there once in a greeeeeaat while.) Cris (Ana Cristina) is from Belem, the capital city of Pará, a state up here in the steamy rainforest of northern Brazil. (Interesting fact for West Hills people: that's where Jake and Izzy Schoff worked.) Everaldo and Cris met in Bible School on their way into missions, just like we did. They have already served for 3 years in the tribe, and we are eager to join our hands with them in the work. We are excited to have their little Ester (almost 3 years old) and Tiago (6 months) as part of our team life, too. Palmira, our single coworker, has already spent several years with the people, learning their language and culture. When her coworker, Dila, left the tribe, Palmira went out too and spent 3 years working in other ministries. But her heart was always back with the tribe. Now she will be re-entering the work with us. Pray for her as she reconnects with the women and families she knew before, catches back up to where she was at in language and culture, and adapts to living alone as a single girl in the tribe. Paul and Sheryl Rich (aka: Jevon's mom and dad) are the experienced ones of our team. Jevon's dad went to the tribe straight out of high school. He came out to go through the NTM training and find his bride, and then he went straight back and has been faithfully serving the people ever since. We don't know how much longer they will be able to be with us in the work, but we know we need them - their experience, wisdom, ability to communicate, and the relationships and respect that they have with the people - in order to get off to a good start ourselves. So we are very thankful that they are able to be here a little longer. Pray for their health and encouragement, and that they will be able to finish well.