When I went to Brazil 2 years ago I met some wonderful people I've been fortunate enough to remain in contact with. It's remarkable to me that even through our language barriers we are able to communicate on a daily basis through translation help on the internet. It's helping me with my Portuguese and it's helping them with their English.
I want so badly to go back to Brazil. I did not try to go this last year because our goal was to purchase our house. We made that goal a reality. My goal this next year is to get back to Brazil. It is very hard to sit on the sidelines year after year and watch while a team goes without me...knowing I could (and should) be on that team.
The group got back from this year's trip at the beginning of July. One of my Brazilian friends sent a couple of gifts back to me. This is me, Teka and her fiance' Don (he's wearing makeup from a skit he had performed) and the short woman in the front is Rosa, another team member who went on the trip with me two years ago. Teka and I talk on Facebook on a weekly basis. I love to hear all about what is happening in the church over there and with her.
Teka and Don are the ones who sent gifts home to me this year. This little doll with my name on the base is adorable!
This is a towel that she had a family member crochet/knit (I don't know the difference?) a pretty lacy edge all around it. It's red which blends in with my wall so it's kind of hard to see, but I love it! Goes perfectly with my kitchen!