S: Brazil 2012 By: Rebekah A. Owens
BC: Brazil 2012 Team Wes, Lisa, Blaire, & Zane Paul & Emily Whit & Heather Jennifer & Rebekah Phillip & Ian Katrina & Debbie Missionaries Rick & Kim Greg, Anne, & Jake Translators Greg, Rick, Matt, Bob & Kendra Leadership God Cost Priceless
FC: Brazil 2012
1: 2012 Challenge: Practicing the Presence of God Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue, but with actions and in truth. 1 John 3:18
2: Saturday June 2, 2012 Leaving from Miami, Florida and arriving in Manaus, Brazil with 28 pieces of checked luggage, multiple personal backpacks, and 13 tired travelers.
3: While awaiting the arrival of Matt Parker, missionary and translator, we toured the local shopping and fish markets and walked the Port of Manaus.
4: Sunday June 3 Good Morning from the Amazon! We arrived on the Amazon River at 1:30 A.M. and immediately set sail.
5: Spending the day traveling the river,bonding as a team and sorting through everything. The Vacation Bible School team worked with their interpreter and prepared for 12 villages. Medications were counted, organized, and labeled in Portuguese in preparation for clinic. | Zane worked at airing up the soccer balls. | Mindless work of counting done by all. | Jennifer and Bob catching up. | Phillip making his anti-fungal cream.
6: Jennifer and Wendell, together after 2 years | Black & White water
8: Monday June 4, 2012 Laranjal
9: Our First Clinic | Kendra | Phillip | Paul | Emily & Rebekah | Ready, Set, Go! | Greg & Wes | Matt
11: Noah's Ark | Fighting | Building the ark | Animals in the ark during the storm | Raven comes out. | Noah and his wife come out of the ark. | Renan leading a time of worship.
12: All the VBS kids in Laranjal | C L O T H E S | Colors & Crafts
13: Relaxing, catching up, & preparing | Blaire & Heather learning a new song from Anne & Renan. | Rick & Wes | Renan, Debbie, Blaire, & Ian | Father & Son
15: Special Invitation! "A Doctor's Heart, Inc." was the first Clinic and VBS team to enter Mucujai'. Because of high water we all had to be shuttled into and out of the village.
16: Clinic in Macujai' | Heading to work! | Jungle Pharmacy | The line of patients for the doctors and pharmacy. | Emily, always with a smile! | Emily, Rebekah, & Matt | Paul | Whit
17: Whit working with Rick as translator. | Emily (Walgreen's) and Rebekah (Koolaid) working with Matt was translator. | Paul working with Kendra. | Phillip working with Bob and Wes with Matt. | The line again.
18: Sharing Christ's Love in Mucujai'
19: Parachute FUN! | Painting Nails | Ian playing with the kids | Spreading JOY!
20: All finished for the day.
21: Swimming in the Amazon
24: Tuesday June 5 Terra Vermelha
25: Clinic starts early! | w h i t | Phillip | p a u l | Wes | Matt, Emily, & Rebekah
26: There is always a baby or a child to hold and hug. | Katrina & Jennifer painting nails. | Ida with her growing family. | Wes & Samuel
27: VBS in Terra Vermelha
28: Smiling Faces around the village. | Jennifer | Blaire | Wes | Saying Good-Bye
29: what to do on an afternoon of river travel... | Zane catches up with his mother. | Jennifer & Rebekah spent quality time talking. | Phillip enjoyed his hammock. | Whit & ian solve the Problems of the world. | Blaire spending quality time in her hammock. | Lisa catches up on missed sleep.
30: Arriving in Paixuba! | The boat is parallel parked.
31: Football & visiting!
34: Wednesday June 6 Good Morning from Paixuba
35: Live, Love, & Heal | All ready for a day of showing God's love to the "River People". | Zane, Ian, Wes, Lisa, Heather, Jennifer, Rebekah, Phillip, Emily, Paul, Whit, Debbie, & Blaire
36: Noah & his wife praying. | Building the ark. | All the animals on board. | And the rains came down. | The Raven. | The Plan of Salvation. | A Rainbow, God's promise. | Renan, translator & friend. | NOAH
37: Clinic on the boat in Paixuba. | Paul | Bob | Whit | Phil & Whit ready to work. | Home to Emily & Rebekah
38: Lots of fun to be had in Paixuba.
39: Cutting hair, painting nails, & enjoying the people of Paixuba.
40: Wes painting Anne's nails. | Jennifer cutting hair. | Wes cutting hair | Katrina painting nails | Caroline painting faces.
41: Leaving Paixuba
42: Safely arriving in Maruim | The sign says "God protect this house". | Pulling the boat into the village so we don't knock down any houses. | This is how we get into the village. | Phillip & Debbie walking the plank. | Greg, Matt, & Renan always with a helping hand.
43: Ready, Set, Go again! | Katrina& Zane | Emily & Matt in the pharmacy. | Thatched roof building for clinic. | A little water...no problem for us. | Kendra ready to work. | Our 19 year-old.
44: Clinic in Marium | Emily, Rebekah, Whit, Phillip, Paul, & Wes all worked very hard with their translators.
45: Hair & Nails | Katrina & Jennifer painting nails. | Debbie cutting hair. | Renan trying his hand at hair cutting. | Katrina in the nail painting business.
46: Marium Faces
48: Nothing like a jump in the | river to end the day!
49: Arriving in Pedral where we had church. The Gringo's sang "Come" and Phillip preached.
50: Thursday June 7, 2012 Bom dia from Pedral.
51: Ian & Emily shot and killed our alligator's this year. Made for some yummy eating! | Ranaldo and Renan did a great butcher job. Here they are with Emily's gator.
52: Good Morning from all of us to you! | We are ALL morning people! | Phillip eating his flower. | Flowers you can eat. | Homemade granola for breakfast.
53: Coloring sheets & BINGO in VBS.
54: Clinic in Pedral | Matt working pharmacy. | Wes making a baby smile. | Greg has lots of pharmacy experience@ | Paul has a new secretary. | The line.
55: Paul giving sight to those who cannot see. | Susanne loved being held! We first met her two years ago as an infant. | Emily & Rebekah in pharmacy. | Whit working hard. | Phillip checking a urine dipstick. | More Clinic
56: Cutting Hair | God's Rainbow! | Jennifer painting nails | Clothes to give away. | Our "Home-Sweet-Home"
57: Beautiful nails, face painting, and FUN! | Our Feathery Friend!
58: Arriving in Parica | It was a VERY HOT afternoon.
59: Pedro & Ian bringing chairs up for clinic. | Paul ready to work. | Unknown source of poisoning. | Worms | Seeing patients on the boat. | Clinic in Parica
60: VBS in Parica | Renan & Ian | Jenn & Emily with babies. | Crafts in VBS | Time for another hair cut.
61: Amazing time in the Amazon. | A quick stop in Peixinho. Heather got to meet Alisha. Whit preached here 2 years ago. | House built by ADH.
62: The perfect ending to the perfect day! | Blaire & Rebekah swimming. | You never know what these two are up too! | Whit & Heather | Emily, ready to jump!
63: Arriving in Tumbita
64: Friday June 8, 2012 Tumbita
65: Jen & Emily getting ready. | Our very skillful and friendly Captain Edgivaldo. | J&J laundry services. | Kendra & Rebekah ready to start the day. | Debbie ready to start her day!
66: Line of patients in clinic. | Father & Daughter | Walgreen's, Leroy, & Koolaid Your friendly pharmacy team! | Bob, all smiles and ready to GO! | Our first patient of the dayGunpowder burn. | Laundry, the never ending chore. | Risen and Ready to spread JOY!
67: Clinic in Tumbita: A very sweet village. | Bob & Phillip | Paul checking eyes | Emily picking up a date for the night. | Wes scraping of the top of a wart.
68: Nothing like a volleyball game with the natives!
69: Haircuts, Nails, and Blowing Bubbles | S P R E A D I N G J O Y
70: VBS in the very sweet village of Tumbita.
71: Sharing the story of Noah
72: Telling them, Until Next Time.
73: Church built by ADH August 2011. | Barra Mansa: The city on the hill | The Boss | Building for VBS.
74: Just a local friendly taranchula. | Jahvona escaping the kitchen duties to visit clinic. | Having clinic in the new church. | Rebekah & Emily best of friends and partners in the pharmacy. | Kendra & Paul saving eyes. | Whit taking a blood pressure. | Clinic time in Barra Mansa
75: Vacation Bible School | in Barra Mansa.
76: Nothing like a good swim in the river. | Girls playing in the river
77: Traveling on | Caroline catching a quick nap. | Ian catching up on his journaling.
78: Arriving in Abacaxis!
79: Nothing like swimming in the river with a group of kids!
83: Saturday June 9, 2012 Entering Sao Pedro in style. | Rick, Zane, Rebekah & Katrina | Debbie & Emily | Ian | Greg
84: Clinic in Sao Pedro | Emily & Jennifer enjoying time together. | Wes | Whit | Phillip | Greg: The doorkeeper. | Paul | Rebekah | The Line
85: VBS in Sao Pedro. | Jennifer & Debbie cutting hair | Katrina painting nails. | Giving away clothes & flipflops.
87: Zane & Heather building the Ark. | V a c a t i o n | B i b l e | s c h o o l | Making animal puppets.
89: Clinic in Vila Abacaxis
90: Fun in the Pineapple Village! | Snake? No Problem! | Katrina's nails | Blaire & Gabby
91: Craft & BINGO time during VBS
92: Renan translating the story of Noah. | Praying & Building the Ark. | With all the animals on board, the wind and rain came. | Ian as a Raven. | Ian as a Dove. | Noah, his family, & the animals getting off the ark. | Praising God. | Noah's Ark in Abacaxis.
93: Clinic on the boat in Abacaxis both Saturday night & Sunday morning.
94: Church in Abacaxis | Whit preached on Saturday night and we sang in English. | Paul addressing the congregation in Abacaxis. | The children from Abacaxis. | Emily & Rebekah | Blaire & Josiel | Cousins | Eu amo voce.
95: Lunch for a couple hundred people. | Emily in the lunch line with her gals. | Children's Church in Abacaxis.
96: Baptism Day in Abacaxis
97: We do not say "Good-Bye", we say, "See you next time!"
98: Clinic on the right & VBS on the left. | Sunday afternoon in Felix Nazare', our last clinic for the trip. | Phillip & Rebekah: Your friendly clinic staff | Jennifer
99: Phil using Lidocaine to numb a boys leg before opening it to help get the infection out. | Worms in a young child. | Glasses for the driver of our boat. | What Tetracycline does to a face. | Rebekah & Emily in the pharmacy. | Clinic in Felix Nazare'. | Just a friendly beetle.
100: VBS in Felix Nazare'. | Hair cuts and nails | Blowing bubbles
101: Clean-up, tear-down, and packing for 2013. | Lisa & Debbie going through VBS stuff. | Ian counting out our Doxycycline. | Wes & Phillip | Wes, Phillip, Ian, & Rebekah | Edgivaldo
102: Sunday June 10, 2012 Team Devotions on Prayer | Whit & Lisa and Heather & Debbie praying with their prayer partners. | This year we wrote messages on a piece of paper stating whey we were in the Amazon, our favorite Bible verse, and a way to contact us. We placed these messages in glass bottles, sealed them up, and placed them on the deck to wait morning and the final crossing of the Amazon River.
103: A Time of Refection | Scoles Family | Wes & Edgivaldo | Rebekah | Katrina | Paul | Zane | Blaire | Ian | Phillip | Emily
104: Cousins | Phillip & Wes driving the boat. | Whit & Heather | Emily at her best! | Phillip & Jennifer | Kendra & Rebekah | Zane & Lisa | Ian getting to drive the boat. | Jennifer & Kendra | Ian & Heather | Double Trouble | Rebekah & Edgivalso
105: Reaching out to Touch Others for Christ. Tossing out bottles into the Amazon River.
106: Our last few minutes before crossing the Amazon into port. | Ian getting to drive | Rebekah & Jen finishing their 3rd trip together. | Whit & Heather | Heather & Kendra | Greg driving the boat.
107: Together Time | Debbie & Rebekah heading back to the Parker's/ | Lisa & Wes | Daughter & Mother time | The guys unloading the freezer from the boat. | Blaire, Kendra, Phillip, Ian, & Zane all wanted to experience Greg's driving. | Forever cousins, Zane & Rebekah | Sibling Love | Bob & Blaire, saying "Until next time" | Anne & Baby Jake
108: Arriving back in Itacoatiara | Discovery: our old home | Pulling in to dock. | Making sure we don't hit another boat. | Waiting to unload. | Anne & Jake
109: Leaving the beautiful country of Brazil.
110: Arriving Back in Miami, Florida Tuesday June 12, 2012
111: Brazil 2012 | Wes & Lisa | Blaire & Zane | Whit & Heather | Paul & Emily | Rebekah | Phillip | Jennifer | Ian | Debbie