Here’s an email from a missionary up on the northeast coast of the country. Not everyone goes on a “retreat.” Some, like Randy Short, have taken a missionary journey. But his point is valid and his prayer requests are good. —
Today is the official beginning of Carnival (Mardi Gras) here in Brazil. It comes right before “Ash Wednesday” when traditionally most Catholics will go to confess past sins to the priest.
- For safe travel for everyone, not just Christians;
- for a renewal of spiritual lives for all Christians;
- for boldness and courage to announce the good news of Jesus’ death, burial and resurrection to those around us when we come back from our “retreats”.