Saturday, February 21, 2009

Brazilian Carnaval Retreat

Pam and I are in the city of Embu near the city of São Paulo participating in a 4 day retreat sponsored by the Morumbi Baptist Church of São Paulo. This is one of the most influential churches in all of Brazil.

Carnaval is the same as Mardi Gras festival in New Orleans. It is a 4 day celebration of the flesh. (that is what Carnaval means in portuguese). Needless to say, many churches take advantage of this 4 day stretch to feed the spirit and not the flesh.

My job is to preach each of the three nights to 200 participants. I am speaking about our perfect life in Jesus and what it means to be a disciple. Besides being a big honor, this is a great opportunity.

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