Yesterday was the best day of outreach so far. Our son Jacob, age 8, preached his first sermon (ever) to a group of soccer kids in a Brazilian Favela. We’ve been doing soccer ministry there, with kids ages 6-12, for the pasts 3 ½ weeks and teaching them about Jesus during ½ time. Yesterday Jacob decided he was ready to preach. After some prep time with Aaron he gave a powerful message to this group of youngsters. He enjoyed it so much that in the afternoon (round 2 of soccer ministry) he decided to go for it again. Of course, the kids listened more intently to Jacob than they have to any of us. As parents we are beaming with joy over this wonderful opportunity to minister as a family.
Tomorrow we will say goodbye to Rio and will fly to Campo Grande where we will finish the last 4 weeks of our outreach. Before we depart, I wanted to take a minute to celebrate all that God has done during our time here in Rio… Read the rest of this entry »