There and Back Again: The Reutter’s Tale about Rio Branco

I was so glad for Monday to be finished, because that meant I was done! Ruth spoke both sessions on Tuesday, the last day of the camp. Ruth talked about passion for God and how you can tell if someone has passion. She told our love story to demonstrate! It’s a great story, if you’re not familiar with it. (When we get to see you next time, you should ask to hear it!) On Tuesday afternoon we got to relax a bit, enjoy the pool and take more photos! 🙂

Ruth enjoys the pool before the storm comes in
Ruth enjoys the pool before the storm comes in
It's like fall in the jungle!
It's like fall in the jungle!
I think you can find just about any color you want to find in the jungle
I think you can find just about any color you want to find in the jungle

Tuesday night ended with a big service at the church. The church is located in a poor neighborhood and has had to fight to survive. Now, it is growing again and is in need of building a new building. They have land to build and want to start building soon. Tuesday nights are the leader training nights at church, and so in addition to all the campers, there were also the cell leaders from the church there.

The PAZ church in Rio Branco
The PAZ church in Rio Branco

That night they had a powerful drama about passion for sharing Christ and what it costs many Christians in different parts of the world. Afterward, Ruth shared about having passion for the lost and shared some of Anna’s story. Everyone was moved. At the end she invited everyone forward to rededicate themselves to do what God has called us to do: win souls for Christ and disciple them! I think almost everyone went forward! It was the perfect ending to a great camp weekend.

The lively TADEL (leadership training)
The lively TADEL (leadership training)
Ruth gives the alter call
Ruth gives the alter call
Click Page 5 to read about adventurous journey back home

8 thoughts on “There and Back Again: The Reutter’s Tale about Rio Branco

  1. What a cool trip! I love the pictures!

    I had never really understood the story behind Carnaval, but now it’s much more clear why we need to pray against this sort of festival. Thank God for PAZ and all that you guys are doing!

  2. After reading all of that I’m still just amazed that pineapples don’t grow on trees….that picture really opened my eyes to a whole new reality.
    Totally joking of course. 🙂 Awesome update and pictures. It must feel amazing to know you are making such a difference in so many people’s lives.
    ….but seriously….they really don’t grow on trees????

  3. Love to you, Nate and Ruth! I am enjoying your update this morning as part of my worship time. I am loving not only seeing the pictures, but your sense of humor, Nate! Aunt Do

  4. Thank you for the beautiful pictures and the trip diary. I can visualize better what your work is like and be better prepared to pray for you. I am praying for you to have God’s strength as you continue to meet the challenges of making more disciples.

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