Galant Church Work & Meeting with the Youth
Yesterday was an eventful day. We began our project at the church in Galant, with Tom guiding our way. We got a good amount done but will be going back today to have a Brazilian painting party! The afternoon brought some personal challenges with the hike to a point overlooking the city of Fagundes. The journey there was difficult to say the least but the reward was well worth it. After our decent, we prepared to meet with the Youth of the church. It was evident that God was present and working at the church last night. After sharing testimonies, the youth group did a brief presentation for us. It depicted roadblocks and challenges that keep us away from having a relationship with Jesus. These things, be it our sin, difficult circumstances in our life, or just things in this fallen word steal our peace, love, faith and ultimately our life. No matter how hard we try to fight our way through these things on our own, in the end It is only Jesus that can conquer it all. He is the only one who can save and restore us. This was just the beginning of a great youth session. We split off into groups of men and women and it was amazing to see them open up to us and share the challenges they face in their Christian walk. Challenges that are not at all different from the ones we face in the States. I'm looking forward for the day and to see how God will be working in and through us as we meet with the Worship team tonight.