Thursday, June 23, 2011

Brazil Welcomes Group from Brandywine Community Church, Indiana

This past Wednesday, June 22, a group of four guests from Brandywine Community Church in Indiana kicked off what will be a short series of conferences that will help to start the Celebrate Recovery program here in Brazil. Celebrate Recovery puts a Biblical spin on the standard 12-step program that turns victims of addiction, abuse, and bad decisions into leaders for others to turn to. It offers hope and accountability, making it a widely successful program.

From left to right: Linda Ostewig, Jim Moreland, Nick Fiano, and Gina Colclazier

Prior to the conference at 7:00 p.m. Wednesday night, the group went out to explore parts of the Carpina area. The first stop was in the town of Tracunhaém where they admired beautiful clay statues and figurines. Following that, they visited a school in Santo Antonio where Jim, Nick, Linda, and Gina introduced themselves to a class of students and encouraged them to keep studying while always looking to God for guidance.

This group from Brandywine Community church will not be the only team making a difference in Brazil. Over the course of the next month, two more groups will also join us to share the love of Christ through activities such as a Vacation Bible School, English camp, and a new Sports program for kids. World Renew Brazil looks forward the arrival of these different teams and can’t wait to see what God has in store for all of them during their stay.

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