Dearest Friends,

Home in Brazil

I am safely in Brazil and all of the equipment is with me! I am always so happpy when I see all of those bags arrive safely. Praise God! In all of the important ways, this place feels like home. Our Brazillian Directors, Fabiana and Gerson Simioni are like family to me. Their welcome is always so warm and embracing. All the time, I miss being with my children, Josh ,Teresa, Matt and Jill. When I am with them and their sweet children, I always feel surrounded by love. I feel safe and I can truly rest. That is the same feeling that I have with Fabiana and Gerson and always Sam and Silvana. It is sweet to see how the Father knits our hearts together with His powerful love.

We all share the same passion for reaching the children of thge world for Jesus Christ. We have the same heart and so we share the same joy. Please hold all of us in your prayers. Yesterday, we packed for the trip to the Amazon. We must first fly to the Amazon and we will get on the boat. Please pray that we will not have too much expense getting our equipment into the Amazon. Ask that the airline would show us mercy.

Please stay on your knees as that is the only way that we will be able to stand in the dark. Thank you!

A New Grandson

Please rejoice with my youngest son,Matt, and his wife Jill. They will wecome a third son into their arms in late August. Please pray that this little boy will come to faith early and walk with Jesus with passion. Please pray for Jill as this is a very hot summer. I can not wait to meet this little one. I am so excited!

I Have A List

Yesterday on the plane I met a very interesting man who has traveled the world as a merchant marine for 30 years. He told me that he has a list of places that he wants to see before he dies. He was on his way to Rio. However, as we talked, I understood that he had no eternal plans. As I sat beside him, I prayed alot for him, asking God to show me how I could show him God’s great love for him. Please pray for this man and ask the Lord to give him a desire to know Jesus.

In Jesus,Linda for Sam, Sil, Fabianna, and Gerson