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A Desert in the Amazon

Canyons, Cliffs and Cacti

Our day off was lots of fun and turned out to be just as busy as our work days. We went to climb a number of different canyon ridges called “Serras” in portuguese. Our team piled into a pickup truck and went bouncing around the beautiful Brazilian country side. My friend Jason said it reminded him of the mountainous parts of California.

Q: Utah or Amazon?  A: Amazon!
Q: Utah or Amazon? A: Amazon!
No stairway here - just a rocky ascent
No stairway here - just a rocky ascent
The climb was tough, but the view was outstanding
The climb was tough, but the view was outstanding
The descent proved more difficult than the ascent
The descent proved more difficult than the ascent
At another ridge, Joaquim shows off his climbing skills
At another ridge, Joaquim shows off his climbing skills
Only birds get views like these
Only birds get views like these
Beautiful flowering trees and cacti shared the canyon ridges
Beautiful flowering trees and cacti shared the canyon ridges
Cal brases with one hand and waves with the other
Cal brases with one hand and waves with the other

On the way back we went by a number of other PAZ church plants in that area – churches that will be overseen by the future key church in Canp. We got back home quite dirty, cleaned up, and then headed off to Monte Alegre to visit the churches there. John even got to play his harmonica for everyone in the churches! It was a great time of visiting our brothers and sisters in Monte Alegre.

A nearby PAZ church
A nearby PAZ church
We picked up a little bit of dirt on the way back
We picked up a little bit of dirt on the way back

Even a power outage didn't stop John from playing his harmonica at Central church in Monte Alegre
Even a power outage didn't stop John from playing his harmonica at Central church in Monte Alegre

We finish up in Canp – click Page 5 below!

4 replies on “A Desert in the Amazon”

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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