Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Finally! Another story from Brazil!

It is taking me forever to post something else about our Brazil trip! Here's another cool story.

Last year on our first trip to Brazil we spent a few days in a town called Solidao (which means solitude or loneliness, by the way). Daniel, Wendi (one of our team members), the local pastor's daughter Julianne, and a translator were on a team to do door-to-door evangelism. They went to visit a lady named Damiana. While visiting with her they found out she was pregnant . They presented the gospel to her and she prayed to receive Christ as her Saviour. She came to the outdoor service we had that night and the next 2 nights. Daniel and Wendi kind of bonded with Damiana and looked for her every night and talked to and encouraged her. Before we left Damiana told them that if her baby was a girl she was going to name her Wendi. Sweet, huh?

Well. Allow me to introduce to you......Baby Wendi!


We went back to Solidao this time. We were with Julianne again and Daniel asked about Damiana. (Wendi didn't go on this trip.) That's when we found out that she had the baby, it was a girl, AND they named her Wendi! Oh it was so cool. A few hours later Julianne took us to Damiana's house and we got to see Baby Wendi. Damiana was glad to see Daniel and of course asked about Wendi.

Sometimes when you go on a mission trip, you see people come to know Christ but you don't get to follow up. You don't know if they are going to church, if they are growing in their walk or being encouraged. And you might never know. It was amazing to re-connect with this family, see how they are doing, and pray with them.

Hopefully my friend Wendi will be able to go back one day and see the woman on whom she had such an impact that she named her baby after her. Oh I hope I get to see that!


Faith said...

I love this story and the pics of that precious baby! God is good!

Stephanie D. said...

Wow how blessed you guys are to be able to go and spread Gods word like that. WOW!!

mer@lifeat7000feet said...

That is a beautiful story...AND a beautiful baby! I love that you shared it with us.

MiMi said...

What a sweet story and I am so glad that the Lord allowed you and Daniel to go back and visit her again and see that precious baby! That will be an awesome sight when Wendi gets to see her little "namesake"! Thanks for sharing such a great story - it was worth waiting on!

pinkmommy said...

Wow, what neat story! And such a precious baby!

Melissa said...

That is really amazing and I think a blessing that you all got to go back and see some that you had met before! Sweet little Wendy is precious! God is using you and that's really awesome!
Love you!