Even though there is a lot of bad news about the US economy the value of the dollar has gone up or the value of the Real has gone down. What this means is it is a good time to give to the Brazil ministry. 1 month ago the exchange rate was $1 us dollar to R$1.5 Brazilian Real. Now it is hovering around $1 to R$2.5. This is huge and means the money you donate goes twice as far as last month. Praise God in this time of economic trouble.