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“It’s soooo hard!”

This isn’t something you’d normally hear me say when describing pioneering. I don’t know why. I mean it is hard. It is exhausting and overwhelming sometimes but I just love it. It doesn’t have to feel hard. There are hard times. Unfruitfulness, is the pioneer’s enemy but seeing one soul changed and growing in Christ is too beautiful to focus on, “it’s hard”. I prefer, ” it’s challenging “. Then you feel like a conqueror, a warrior, a pioneer. See men; women like adventure too!

Bliss and Frustration at Once….?

I’m amazed at what God is doing here in Brazil and can’t wait to see what else is to come. The people are awesome and already feel like family.
The church organized a “Cha de Cozinha”. At first I was kind like, what’s going on? What is it? But basically it’s just an excuse to have a fellowship and have people bring stuff to supply the church’s kitchen.
I love that we have a kitchen and can fellowship at church because Brazilian apartments are tiny. However, we had no kitchen supplies. Surprisingly things like disposable plates, cups and napkins are expensive here so having actual silverware is a blessing!
We played an “ice breaking” game and got to know one another a little better and 3 people gave their testimonies. That, of course, was my favorite part. I couldn’t understand every word of what was being said but I could feel God’s presence on these people. I could see the hope and joy in their hearts because God has redeemed them and they’re hopeful for the future. One couple is planning on making things legit so we should be having our first wedding soon! How amazing!
That was the bliss. Pure. Sweet. Bliss. You can’t find this joy anywhere else. No drug, no relationship, no experience can compete with being right with God and in His will.

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