During the second week, they continued to build relationships while experiencing new aspects of Brazil. They were able to enjoy a day at a beautiful tropical beach. And in sharp contrast, they spent a day walking the dirty streets of a favela (impoverished neighborhoods) and visiting a family living in precarious conditions. The end of the trip was marked by a day at a orphanage that the church has a relationship with. They brought songs, crafts and Bible lessons to the kids who were having a blast with their new friends from America.
The team was changed by the way the church in Brazil lives out community despite their lack of comfort and material wealth. They were able to see how people here focus more on building relationships than on being successful. It was an eye opening experience.
In case you’ve missed it, you can also read about Brazil Mission Week 1.