Training volunteers in disaster response in Teresópolis, 9-11 March 2012


Over this past weekend, two volunteers from our Crisis Response Unit and myself taught the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) course to nearly three-dozen volunteers in two at-risk communities in the neighbouring city of Teresópolis. The training was in partnership with CARE Brazil, with support from the European Commission, Brazilian charity Abrinq, and Save The Children Fund. CARE funded the expenses of the course, including Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for the participants, and team equipment, although we donated our time to teach the 20 hour course.

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Youth camp, Minas Gerais state - February 17-21 2012


Over the Carnaval period, I ministered at a camp for teens and youth for a church in the city of Contagem, Minas Gerais. Despite staying for four days in the tiny tent that I had purchased last year but never tried (and which can't possible really be two metres long, as the packing states!), it was a great time, and we had some wonderful meetings in the manifest presence of the Holy Spirit. I also preached at the church on the Wednesday night, and there was another cool move of the Spirit.

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