Mark and Anita Swedberg in Sao Paulo
Tuesday, March 20 to Thursday, March 22
On Monday, March 19, I will fly United Airlines (UA 845) out of Chicago at 10:10 PM to arrive in Sao Paulo on at 10:40 AM on Tuesday, March 20. Mark and Anita Swedberg will pick me up, and I will stay with them until Thursday morning. They serve various churches, teach, coordinate conferences, and run a printing press.
Paul and Susan Van Loh in Maringa
Thursday, March 22 to Monday, March 26
On Thursday, March 22, I will fly GOL Airlines (G3 1190) out of Sao Paulo at 1:05 PM to arrive in Maringa at 2:25 PM. Paul and Susan Van Loh will pick me up, and I will stay with them until Monday morning. During this time, I will teach a Men’s Bible Study on Saturday night (“Godly Men, Young and Old”; various passages) and Sunday school on Sunday morning (“What Is an Evangelist?”). I will also preach for their primary service on Sunday evening (Galatians 3:6–9; “Righteousness by Faith Alone: Both Then and Now”). They have been jump-starting a struggling ministry, will travel for their last furlough in 2019, and retire in 2020.
David and Dawn Spink in Natal
Monday, March 26 to Wednesday, March 28
On Monday, March 26, I will fly GOL Airlines (G3 1111) out of Maringa at 5:45 AM and have a 3-hour layover in Sao Paulo before flying to Natal at 9:55 AM on GOL Airlines (G3 1586) to Natal. I will arrive at 1:10 PM and stay with David Spink. His wife Dawn will be in the USA with one of her daughters who will have recently had a child. David hopes to introduce me to various churches and pastors during my stay.
On Wednesday, March 28, I will fly Avianca Airlines (O6 6351) out of Natal at 4:40 PM and have a 2-hour layover in Sao Paul before flying on United Airlines (UA 844) at 10:20 PM to return to Chicago on Thursday, March 28 at 7:00 AM.
The time for all three locations is two hours ahead of our own. I will keep a journal, have my phone for a camera, and take a pocket-sized video camera in order to bring back an encouraging report of the Lord’s work in Sao Paulo, Maringa, and Natal. Please pray for good sleep on overnight flights, no missed connections, and good health in returning to the USA. Above all, pray that our missionaries would be encouraged by one of their churches who loves them enough to send its pastor to them for a brief visit!
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