Monday, June 27, 2016

A COLD Brazilian Winter!

The weather lately in our city has been shockingly chilly and even cold (for Brazil), with São Paulo registering its coldest day of the year (so far) at 37oF (3oC)!  This year we are experiencing a COLD Brazilian winter!

This past weekend our ministry team held a Bazaar (kind of like an indoor yard sale) at the ministry where we serve - Casa Semear.   Many of the children and families who live in the nearby slum are in desperate need of winter clothes to keep warm during cold temperatures.  Our team saw this need, and with donated items we were able to sell warm clothing (at very low costs) to the families in the slum.

Also, while I was visiting the USA earlier this year, I received a generous donation of warm hats from a friend who attends NewPath Church in Raleigh, NC.  My friend even lovingly handmade some of the hats herself!   

I decided to wait for cold temperatures before distributing the beautiful hats.  Last week, we decided to go ahead and hand out the hats to the kids we work with at Casa Semear.  They felt so special in their new winter gear!

Last, but certainly not least, one of the handmade hats was given to a baby boy who was just born last week.  His mother is a teen mom, who previously participated at Casa Semear.  When we went to visit this teen mom, we delivered the hat to her precious newborn, Pablo. 

We so appreciate the donations we receive at Casa Semear!  
Many lives were blessed and God provided for tangible needs through the items given by the body of Christ.  
Thank you and may God bless those who gave!

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