Friday, July 03, 2009

Hello from Brazil!

As written by Jim Ramsay of The Mission Society:

"You’ll be happy to know that every one made it on time to the airport in Atlanta, we had a safe and uneventful flight to Rio, all the baggage made it, and we arrived at our training center around 1:00pm local time as planned. Thanks for your prayers – it is always a relief to see all people at the departing airport, then all baggage at the destination! Everyone was understandably pretty tired, but no sickness or major issues. Really muggy when we came out of the airport in Rio, but we assured everyone that it would be cooler in the mountains where we were headed.

The kids were good as gold (at least as far as I could tell) – they slept, chatted, or read on the 2-hour bus ride from Rio to where we are in the mountains near the city of Teresopolis. It was a windy road, but thankfully no one complained of motion sickness. We stopped half way here for a break and a chance for folks to sample some Brazilian treats – pão de queijo, cheese bread, is a favorite.

It is a beautiful setting. The weather is a mild about 70 degrees here today, although it’ll likely drop into the 50’s in the evenings and maybe even colder. It is winter here, after all! Everyone is resting up this afternoon – we’ll kick off the training this evening with some fun activities."

1 comment:

RuthT said...

I am so glad your team made it safe!