I was invited to share dinner with Pastor John and a group of his
friends who had traveled and served on a mission trip to Rio de
Janeiro. It was about a year ago and the pastor from Brazil was now
visiting his friends in Texas. I had a wonderful time listening to
their adventures. Some how Barbara stretched out on the sidewalk to
avoid gunfire is taxing on my imagination. Ha!
family serve the people of Rio with an infectious love that even the
drug lords are respectful of. Recently, his church bought the life of
a drug addict. The young man could not pay his crack cocaine drug
bills and death was knocking. The young man is now in a Christian
drug rehab center and he came to know Jesus as his Savior. He was
saved twice. Once by Daniel and once eternally by Christ. Amazing! Inevitably, the question had to come up. “Have you ever seen God do
anything?” I had to apologize before I asked because he didn’t know
me and I didn’t want him to take offense. He is a great story teller.
I hope to incorporate his stories in future blogs. A singularly impressive story was when there was a motorcycle accident
in front of their church. A young man died as his teenage daughter
did all she could to keep him alive. The God Spot was in the love
discovered by his daughter for people that were unloveable. She has
determined she wants to be a doctor. Next time she will be of more
help to the one in need… Thank you Daniel for some great stories.
God bless you in your adventures “Daniel Camaforte is pastor of Juaniza Baptist Church, in Rio de
Janeiro City, one of the most beautiful cities in the world. The
city is a contrast between the breathtaking beauty of the ocean,
mountains beaches and ugliness of poverty, drugs and crime in which
many of the residents live. The church is located in a very
impoverished area of the city, where crime and violence is an everyday
occurrence. Drug lords control their small community and while drugs
are a way of life, Pastor Daniel works hard to bring young men and
women out of the drug culture on a daily basis.” ~jwalters Surf to: http://www.1stchurch.org/GetFacebook.html
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