Hello all! I've been back in the US for just over a week ago, which many of you may very well know that because you've seen me in the past week. :)
I do not have pictures to share of graduation, but we had a nice ceremony with testimonies, worship, laughs, and handing out of certificate of graduation from DTS. Then we celebrated with food, fun, and dancing....Latin Americans love to dance! :)
Just another short story of an impactful experience from Brazil. The day before I left Brazil I accompanied one of the guys who is a part of the street ministry team to go into Recife and do some house visits. This was the first time that I went along for a house visit, and it was quite an experience to go into one of the slums, walk through the side streets that are only wide enough to walk on, and arrive at one of the last houses which was built on the edge of the river. It was a very poor looking home by far, and was filled with the smell of smoke. We visited the adults and two children living in that very small shack-like home. It was heart-breaking to see the circumstances that they are living in. We also visited some other families, and also went to see an area of slums that had accidently burned down recently and left a hundred families without their homes. YWAM works with building relationships with the kids on the streets, the kids' families, and many more people who they meet as they are in the slums doing house visits.
Please continue to pray as I seek direction from God for the future.