Thursday, July 17, 2008

Day 3 BRCC Mission Trip

Missionary of the Day: David Nolen

David has been looking forward to Brasil for quite some time now. Since this is his first trip, he has enjoyed the thrill of seeing first hand what he has heard from his dad, Hubert. “It’s really inspiring as far as getting to know what God is doing down here and seeing him work.” David was part of the team that helped the English camp today. “I really enjoyed the team work that was required to make it all happen” says David who also sited several opportunities to work with fellow mission team members and Brazilian staff. “ I really learned a lot from teaching the 9th graders at the English camp.”

Day 3 Activities

Today was an “early morning” getting up at 7 for Breakfast to prepare for the English camp at 8. The English camp is a series of games spoken in English from singing songs like the "The Hokey Pokey" in the K-1 grades to water balloon volleyball all designed to create a “natural” method of communication between the campers and our missionaries. Before a student can play or receive a prize, they must say it in English.

Also, construction projects such as painting shelves in the new children’s library for the international school, the building of a 20 foot long brick wall for an additional playground and finalizing the set for Shout were taking place during English camp. The team really went all out today! On the spiritual side, we continue to work through the devotional we brought with today's theme centered around Jesus' instruction to Peter; “Feed my sheep” and how each of us are here in Brasil to feed Jesus’ sheep.

Of course, no day is complete without a day of soccer and a few rousing games of Euchre, snacks (at the canteen) complete with Guaraná.

Please pray for the team's strength as the days get longer and more active. Click here to enjoy some additional photos of today's activities.

Blessings to all!

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