A Desert in the Amazon

Hello Canp, Hello Work

Once in Monte Alegre, local pastors took us 15 Kilometers on a dirt highway to the town of Canp. The team rented the upper floor of a business on the main street. It would be our home for the next week. It was a real trick getting all of our luggage up the narrow spiral staircase!

Our home for the week in Canp - notice the tight spiral staircase on the left
Our home for the week in Canp - notice the tight spiral staircase on the left
The amount of stars visible at night awes everyone on the team
The amount of stars visible at night awes everyone on the team

The next day we got out to the work site to get busy on the church. Work had already started on this project, but we would help get much more work done. We divided into teams to make rebar, prepare the foundations and pour the concrete. Brick layers were there as well working away on the walls. We worked several days in the hot Amazon sun, drinking lots of water and taking plenty of breaks, but we made good progress.

Contruction on the church had already begun when we arrived
Contruction on the church had already begun when we arrived
John and Tom dive into the work
John and Tom dive into the work
One team works on the rebar
One team works on the rebar
Rebar and forms were set to frame the church
Rebar and forms were set to frame the church
The brick and walls go up
The brick and walls go up

Learn more about the wild west of Brazil – click Page 3 below!

4 thoughts on “A Desert in the Amazon

  1. So very blessed Nate and Ruth by this post though it makes me so homesick for Brazil. The photos are absolutely great! Blessings

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