Love Scars

Flávia Guimarães Luzeiro XXX Leave a Comment

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

Flávia Guimarães Luzeiro XXX Leave a Comment

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

Flávia Guimarães Luzeiro XXX Leave a Comment

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

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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 …

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, …

When You Pass Through the Waters…

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After the Luzeiro Ministry had been dormant for a long time, the day of its inaugural mission had finally arrived. Our bags were packed with medication, evangelistic material, material for lectures on disease prevention, love, empathy and a lot of emotions… the passion for medical missionary work and for exploring distant regions to bring Christ to others, intermingled with the …