The Lord certainly works in mysterious ways!
Many of you may recall that I sponsor a 13 year old boy in Brazil through Compassion International. Compassion does organize group trips for sponsors to visit their kids. I would love to do this some time, but truthfully, fear (and the financial cost) stand in my way. Unfortunately, as an American, I am concerned about traveling outside of the US. Flying isn't my favorite thing to do, especially over water. Also, I'm a picky eater and fear having to eat something unusual (or seafood!). The latter is silly, I know.
One of my co-workers has a young daughter and son-in-law who are missionaries. They work through YWAM (Youth With A Mission). Wellington, the son-in-law, is from Brazil. I was so excited to be invited to their wedding a year ago because I knew I was going to get to try some Brazilian food (nothing yucky). I told Paulo about this because I thought he'd find it interesting. Well, the wedding fell the week that I miscarried, and I ended up not being able to go. (Come to think of it, I believe today is their first anniversary!) I was pretty bummed out about this.
In January of this year, Holly and Wellington left for Romania to work in an orphanage. Unfortunately, the government over there is cracking down on having missionaries in the country, so the two were sent back here less than 6 months later.
Recently, Wellington had a dream that they went to Brazil to serve the Lord. Now, through the mysterious workings of God, that's exactly where they are going! The reason I'm excited is because they are going to Recife which is where Paulo is!!! Paulo isn't in an orphanage. Thankfully, he lives with his grandparents. However, we're going to see if there is some way Holly & Wellington can find him and take some things from me to him. They will be leaving in January. Please pray for this young couple and pray that I may be able to connect with Paulo on a more personal basis through them!
God is so AMAZING!!!
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