Shelly- Where in Brazil were you? We seem to have more and more in common all the time! I was on the outskirts of Sao Paulo for a little while working in a home for street kids, then up the Rio Negra about 3 hours from Manaus by boat. What an incredible country! Portuguese is such a fun language to learn, though I only remember greetings now because it’s been 12 years since I was there. It certainly is true that if you don’t use it, you lose it!
I was in the state of Espirito Santo, in the city of Victoria…about 200 miles north of Rio. I taught ESL classes at two area churches. I had no idea where I was going to be..so I thought I would be roughing it as a missionary in the jungles of Brazil..well I was “roughing” it in a penthouse condo on the beach. I guess someone “had” to do it
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