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Bearhawk- transformation

Posted by on June 27, 2018 in Brazil with no comments, please leave one

After much prayer and consultation, the mission gave the go-ahead to purchase some amphib floats for the 4-place Bearhawk. This occurred last fall. The floats were finished (in Canada) and shipped to Brazil in March. They arrived in April, and of course were delayed in customs. Almost to the day they were liberated, the truckers […]

To All the Moms Everywhere…

Posted by on May 12, 2018 in Brazil with no comments, please leave one

what a gift it is to know you and to see you love the way you do, to see you go the extra mile even when you do not have to. i am endlessly inspired by you, and this courageous life you live. what a gift it is to know you, and to receive the […]

Rebel- accident

Posted by on May 1, 2018 in Brazil with 3 Comments

Some of you may know that Matt was in an accident yesterday with the floatplane. He had flown a pastor to some river communities to minister over the weekend.  They were on their way back and needed to land because a storm was coming. When they were coming in to land the motor quit and […]

Latest aviation project

Posted by on December 15, 2017 in Brazil with no comments, please leave one

One major headache I’ve encountered while living in Brazil was the importation of some aluminum floats. We asked for much prayer and after thousands of dollars and 18 months of waiting they confiscated them. HOWEVER we were able to purchase them “back” at an auction (I know if sounds frustrating, but this is Brazil). I […]

Guest blogger- cousin Paige

Posted by on December 7, 2017 in Brazil with no comments, please leave one

On November 19 through the 26, my Dad, Mom, my brother Cody and I made a visit to Santarem, Brazil. It was so fun seeing, talking and hanging out with family that we haven’t seen in a long time! The first day we stayed in Santarem we got everything settled and were about to all […]

Teen Camp & Cucaru :)

Posted by on September 19, 2017 in Brazil with no comments, please leave one

Hello peeps! This post has two ‘happenings’ of Jaelah and I’s life recently. The first is the yearly teen camp that we go to, a few pictures and a brief account of how it was. The second is a boat trip that we went on a few weeks ago! I assume most of you have […]

Recent flight

Posted by on September 14, 2017 in Brazil with 1 Comment

If you’ve read the book about the mission (Sunrise on the Amazon) or heard us talk about the mission, then you’ve probably heard of Pastor Nilton. He co-founded the mission (as an 18 year old) with Luke Huber. He is now 60 years old, still doing the same thing- pastoring churches in the Amazon Basin. […]

trip to Parintins (by Jaelah)

Posted by on July 17, 2017 in Brazil with no comments, please leave one

hi guys! so it’s been awhile huh? sorry to have left you for a bit! we’ve been busy around here lately on June 17th-June 19th i went on a trip with Dad to a city that is about 12 hrs. by boat from Santarém and 2 1/2 hrs. by plane. we took Pr. Nilton (a […]

Guest blog- Derek Steffen

Posted by on May 30, 2017 in Brazil with no comments, please leave one

Hello everyone! My name is Derek Steffen and I recently got to spend time with Matt, Janelle, Mariah, Jaelah, Luke, and Sierra in Brazil, so they asked me to write a short account of my experience. For a little background about myself, I am originally from Alto, Michigan and I count myself very blessed that […]

Visitors

Posted by on May 2, 2017 in Brazil,kids with no comments, please leave one

hello friends!! it’s been a little so on March 23-29, we had the HONOR of having my BFF & her family come here to visit us! we only had 6 days together but they were super-packed, full-of-fun, laughing-all-the-time days. the best kind, right?!?! and, ok, there were some not-so-good moments because we’re all sinners, right? […]