Slept in today and woke up refreshed and excited for Sunday, a day of worship and rest. No services at church today because we had them yesterday, so we are going to a different church tonight. But most churches only have Sunday School and no morning service because the evening service is when most people attend, opposite of the churches I’ve attended in the US.
I spent most of the day doing my devotions, writing letters, and just resting. Breakfast consisted of cinnamon raisin biscuits, lunch was stir-fried rice with shrimp and vegetables (got to use chopsticks!), and supper was manioc root with sun-dried beef. Man, I love that stuff!
At 6:00pm we attended Igreja Batista Fonte de Luz (Source of Light Baptist Church) in Juazeiro. It is one of about 20 regular Baptist churches in Juazeiro, and the Leonard’s were involved in helping it get started and construct its building.
They have a sanctuary that will seat about 500 people when filled to max capacity, and they have another smaller building used for classrooms and such. They built with the hope that they can grow to an attendance of 500 people rather than building a smaller room and rebuilding as they grew.
You can see pictures from the church’s history at their website: