Problems?

Flávia Guimarães Luzeiro XXVI Leave a Comment

In the mission field we go through several challenges, whether it be living in a community or living in a boat that is always on the move. And when we go through difficulties, or some obstacle stands in the way, we know for sure who is the author of it all. We blame the enemy. We know that the purpose …

The Work in Molungotuba

Flávia Guimarães Luzeiro XXVI Leave a Comment

Molongotuba is an indigenous village that lies within the Andirá River, about 5 hours by boat from the Municipality of Barreirinha, and has approximately 130 families and 200 children. The biggest problem they face is with alcoholism and drugs. It is very sad to see adults, young people, teenagers and even children, smoking and drinking. This is actually a quite …

Love Scars

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Leidiane is a 10 year old girl we met in the Roque community, in Carauari. On the second day we were serving the community we received Leidi with an extensive 2nd degree burn on her right thigh (she had ruptured blisters, some kind ointment and secretion running down her leg). My first question was “How did this happen?”. She explained …

Enough of Alligators

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On the second mission trip of the Luzeiro XXX boat, we went through a region where we had to use a small boat to cross a narrow path of the river to reach the Bacaba community. I know I’m a fearful person, but I had never felt such adrenaline. Until one day we had to return from the community at …

The Miracle of Hannah

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The Bible tells the story of a barren woman named Hannah. She suffered because she could not have a child. One day, with bitterness of soul, she prayed to the LORD, and wept bitterly crying for a son. The Lord heard her prayer and granted her what she had asked for. At the beginning of the year, on one of …

Two Papayas

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When we set out in mission, our fruits never last until the end of the trip, because we are not able to store them properly. Either they run out, or they go bad around the 12th day. We were close to the fifteenth day on a mission trip, and as we spoke among ourselves in the Luzeiro boat, we shared …

Change of Plans

Fernando Borges Luzeiro XXX Leave a Comment

My husband, Fernando, is the captain of the Luzeiro XXX. I am a doctor and together with Jemima, a nurse, we make up the crew of this boat. Currently we are in Carauari, a city that is 7 days by boat from Manaus. We serve villages in this region by offering medical consultations, an we face many challenges, one of …

God's Plans

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Our last mission trip ended a little more than a month ago.  Since then we have been in the city due to some problems, one of them being a lack of money for fuel to continue with the trip.  During the first days, we were very restless, because we wanted to brave the waters and the jungles of the Amazon …

Open Smile

Fernando Borges Luzeiro XXVI Leave a Comment

On January 14, 2018 arrived to the Aratama community in Meneruá river. Small community, only 15 people live there and we managed to meet 11 of these people, all children and women, except for the men. I think they were scared of the dentists, after all, we were three. Finally, at the end of the dental care, we cleaned things …

Healing Wounds

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I’m happy to be reminded of how God lead each moment until I got to this boat, together with Katherine (physician) and Fernando (captain), to be a part of the Luzeiro XXX crew. We do medical care in the river dweller communities. On the last week of 2017, we went to work in an urban area of the Carauari county, …