We arrived on Friday night and stayed with Pastor Jose Mauro and his family, who pastor the Igreja Batista Independente there in Sao Joaquim. They graciously opened up their home to us, and we are so grateful and blessed by the time spent together.
During the examination part, the pastor's wives and young people gathered and played a Bible memory game - it was so much fun!
The service was later in the evening. It was very beautiful and a special time for all, although there were few dry eyes by the end of the night!
The pastors present laying hands on Isaias
Isaias and Rachel sang a special missionary song, and later Rachel surprised him by going up and singng a special song for him - it was so lovely! It was acutally a wedding song, but it fit perfectly with the ocasion, too; it was a sort of a life pledge. We girls were all crying by then!
Our family singing