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21 Visit Brazil for Short Term Mission

By Visitor Staff

Two Columbia Union members and 19 others recently spent time serving others in the remote Northern town of Aquiraz, Brazil. MissionServ International, a Maryland based not-for-profit humanitarian organization that promotes short-term international volunteer mission trips to Brazil, organized the trip.

This particular project, done in conjunction with The Quiet Hour, ShareHIM, and Adventist-laymen’s Services and Industries, included evangelistic meetings, health talks, programs for the children, light construction work, and community outreach programs.

Annabelle Randall, a member of Chesapeake Conference’s New Hope church in Fulton, Md., and Dan Merrill from Potomac Conference’s Gaithersburg (Md.) church enthusiastically shared the gospel with locals.

“I experienced the joy of serving others! I enjoyed the opportunity of helping to paint a new building to house the new converts at one of the evangelistic locations, Eusebio. We also had the pleasure of giving clothes to street children,” said Randall.

“I also served as a Spanish translator, as a nurse assistant, a children’s program leader, and a photographer,” she added. “The children were very receptive. They showed their care to us by giving lots of hugs and kisses. The adults seemed a little more reluctant to accept the gospel, but God blessed the efforts.”

From the 12 evangelistic sites, the combined total of decisions for Christ as well as baptisms totaled 128, with many more planned for the near future.