S: Brazil Mission Trip 2014 By: Rebekah A. Owens | CLUBS
BC: Brazil 2014 Team Whit, Heather, Buddy, Rebekah, Emily, Amanda, Halea, Paul, Vickie, Sam, & Tall Paul Missionaries Rick & Kim Dick & Cledie Matt Jalaina Translators Dick & Cledie, Rick, Kenzy, & Matt Leadership God Cost Priceless
FC: Brazilian Paradise Mission Trip 2014
1: Welcome to the 2014 Brazil Mission trip picture album. Out of all seven years that I have been privileged to travel to Brazil, this was my personal favorite. We had such an awesome group that bonded together as a family. While seeing 1100 patients and hundreds of children we played hard, laughed all the time, held all the babies and kids we wanted, and saw so many familiar faces. God made His presence known to us by brining rain to cool the scorching hot afternoons and chase away the biting ants; He painted rainbows and the most awesome sunsets that pictures cannot capture. Our team devotions were about Pursuing God which led to a time of worship and feeling like one had been to church each evening before climbing into our hammocks. There was no stress, an atmosphere of relaxation, and did I mention all the laughing and sharing that happened. Love this Brazil 2014 family! Medical Team: Paul, Whit, Buddy, Rebekah, & Emily. VBS Team: Heather, Vickie, Mandy, Halea, Paul(Tall Paul), & Sam
2: The Traditional Counting & Organizational Party of medications to get ready for clinic. | Buddy, Whit, & Paul had vitamin duty. | Emily, the best co-pharmacist around!
3: The VBS crew practicing their skit of Daniel and the Lion's Den and learning the "cup game", an activity to help the older girls to join in on some fun!
4: Halea, Heather, Amanda, Emily, & Vickie all taking time to love and enjoy God's Creation.
8: READY, SET, AND GO... | Welcome to Friday Morning in Terra Vermelha where the children LOVED playing with the parachute and thought Tall Paul was their personal "jungle gym".
9: Clinic in Terra Vermelha | Emily all set and ready. | Matt had two jobs for the week; translator and up-keep on the mp3 players. | Dr. Buddy's first clinic in Brazil. | Pharmacy set up. | Samuel
10: A Doctor's Heart built a new missionary house near Terra Vermelha. Paul, Tall Paul, and Buddy got to go see the new house. | Brazilian Missionaries Ronaldo, Ida, & Samuel with Cledie & Dick. | Dick praying in the village.
11: Preparing for a hot afternoon in Parica'. | Matt giving some guys MP3 players. On these players are evangelistic stories & the bible for them to listen too. | Village houses. | Paul & Buddy taking a break from the hot school room. | Whit | Paul & Rebekah
12: Vacation Bible School in Action.
13: Traveling on the River & arriving in Sao Jose. With high water, parking the boat can be difficult at times.
14: Clinic in Sao Jose. | There was always lots of children & babies for Halea, Emily, & Rebekah to hold. | Matt translating for Dr. Buddy & Kenzy translating for Whit.
15: The story of "Daniel". | We had VBS outside because clinic was in the school. The building where clinic is usually held was under water. | 2 suckers are better than 1. | Heather | Mandy, Heather, & Vickie getting things started. | The King & Daniel.
16: The beautiful Village of Pedral | Our Home | Paul & Vickie having lunch.
17: Susanne! Rebekah's little girl. | Scene's from Pedral | Scene from a soccer game. | Whit, Rick, & Buddy take a break to enjoy a sucker. | Matt, with assistance from Kim, pass out MP3 players in the village. | One happy Pharmacist!
18: Time to Swim
19: Rebekah, Emily, Amanda, & Halea | Sam | Another Amazing Sunset.
23: Happy Mother's day | Celebrating Mother's Day in Tumbita. | Whit preached a Mother's Day message.
24: Dressed in our Sunday best, for Brazil that is... We had arranged a simple melody of hymns to sing for the special song that morning. The Brazilians love to here us sing in English! | The Harmon's | Us gals! | Tall Paul & Sam | Cousins | Heather
25: The VBS crew was also in charge of Sunday School & Children's church.
26: Clinic in Tumbita | Our Clinic Team: Buddy, Whit, Rebekah, & Emily
27: Fixing hair | Hanging out | Saying Good-Bye | Giving away clothes
30: Welcome back to Barra Mansa | Our friend is still there.
31: Vacation Bible School Snapshots!
32: Heading to Sao Pedro for a hot afternoon. | Mandy | Perfect View | Buddy | Whit & Heather | Sam & Emily | Dick & Cleide | Halea & Rebekah | Kenzy & Tall Pall
33: Sao Pedro | Rebekah working with Buddy & Matt | Emily working with Whit & Rick | Seeing a family. | Unwanted Guests! | Working with Dr. Buddy, awaiting the outcome of a patient's pregnancy test. | Paul & Dick working together.
34: It looked to be a hot & miserable afternoon. VBS started under a small "shade" tree in the middle of ant nests. Clinic started in the one-room of the school with a doctor in each corner and pharmacy at the front of room. BUT GOD had plans & HE sent us RAIN! | They had VBS in the cool rain!
35: Heat Stroke | Ever wonder what blazing heat can do to a person? Here is the evidence. God came in a special way by sending clouds, a breeze, & rain to cool things down and help us focus. | Matt | Paul & Vickie | Whit | Rebekah | Buddy | Emily
37: An evening in Abacaxis! | Getting to see Wendell. | Swimming with Annabella & Isabella! | Laundry time. | Hammock time for Halea & Mandy while preparing for devotions. Tall Paul also studying.
40: Scenes from Clinic in Felix Nazare'.
41: Felix Nazare' | “Life is a journey, not a destination.” RALPH WALDO EMERSON | Vacation Bible School
42: Taking a tour of a house in the village. | The outside. | Front door. | The Mr. & Mrs. | Halea showing the kitchen. | Place to store pan lids, between the wall and ceiling. | The bottoms of soda bottles wired to the ceiling to catch the rain leaking through the roof.
43: We got invited back to Sao Francisco for a second time. It was exciting to go back to this beautiful village.
44: Whit & Buddy seeing patient's in Sao Francisco. Matt talked to the village president and she was open to receiving an MP3 player with the gospel message on it to listen to along with music.
45: Serving in Sao Francisco.
46: Making a call on a small village that flagged us over to them.
47: Yes, it's still ALIVE! | Alligator Hunting | Emily & Vickie holding the alligator. | Going hunting with Natives
48: A gorgeous morning as we made our way around to enter a lake to a new village, Taruma.
49: Our first time here in this village. | Taruma | She told us she would come home with us. | Dr. Buddy & Whit caring for patients. | Dr. Paul taking care of eyes.
50: New toothbrush, parachute time, coloring, and new glasses to read his Bible.
51: Time to travel on, making our way to the village of Osorio.
52: One very BUSY afternoon in Osorio with multiple boats coming in.
54: Our first surgery to remove part of a chainsaw chain from a shoulder. | Whit did the cutting and Dr. Buddy assisted. | Opening up the incision. | Pulling out the piece. | Sutures | The lost has been found.
56: Laundry Time | And arriving in a new village. Starting the day off in Ituenze. | Jalaina, Kenzy, & Emily were the laundry team for the morning.
57: Clinic Time in Ituenze | Our set-up in the church. | Brazilian Pharmacy. | Whit, Dr. Buddy, & Rick reviewing labs written in Portuguese.
58: Moving along to the Village of Sao Georges | To get into the village, it included a very steep climb up a muddy hill with hand carved steps (tracks).
59: Sao Georges VBS in action.
60: Clinic in Sao Georges,included making a house call.
62: The Story of Daniel | The medical team wanted to see the VBS skit, so the showed it to us on our last night.
63: Borges on a rainy morning. | Our beautiful pharmacy team, Rebekah, Emily, & Kenzy.
64: Vickie & Emily | Jalaina | Kenzy & Heather | Cleide | Mandy & Halea | Sam & Tall Paul | Preparing for our last village, Sao Joao.
65: Clinic in Sao Joao | Mandy playing with kids to help entertain them while they wait in a VERY LONG clinic line. | A little hair cut before attempting to drain a cyst. | Emily waiting on orders from Whit.
66: The school in Sao Joao.
67: Beautiful Faces of Brazilian children.
69: Photo credit: Matt Parker
70: The "kids" of the team heading home from a beautiful trip. | The Gals | Brazil Pharmacy Team
71: Our Brazil 2014 Family
75: One last Brazilian Sunset.
77: Our Travels Friday: morning -TerraVermelha afternoon - Parica' Saturday: morning - Sao Jose afternoon - Pedral Sunday: morning - church afternoon - Tumbita Monday: morning - Barra Mansa afternoon - Sao Pedro Tuesday: morning - Felix Nazare' afternoon - Sao Francisco Wednesday: morning - Taruma' afternoon - Osorio Thursday: morning - Ituenze afternoon - Sao Georges Friday: morning - Filadelfia & Borges afternoon - Sao Joao