Well hello again!
The Portugal team is continuing to do very well. We have moved out of Lisbon and are now in Sintra, Portugal. It is only thirty minutes from the bustling city of Lisbon but it is a completely different world. We live in a three story house left to the Army by a man who had a passion for TSA and its youth programs. It is a three minute walk from the powerful Atlantic ocean and we have been there since June 26th. We led the Junior Soldier camp with 23 children on Saturday and Sunday. We taught them the Armor of God and they enjoyed it very much. It was so rewarding to hear them memorize the long Bible verse in only one day. On Monday we started helping lead a music conservatory for 40 Portuguese children. We have had the challenge of teaching beginners music. They have been learning on horns, timbrels, and guitar. We have taught theory, ombiture and tempo. You would think it would be difficult teaching Portuguese children music and all the complicated terms without a translator but you would be wrong on that one! Our Lord is continuing to be stronger than language. Through Him and our efforts, we taught beginners how to play a whole song within two days. It was incredible to see the Lord answer prayers we have been praying for months now.
We have been doing more than complicated music though! We have been leading night programs, playing games and singing songs. I can't forget our day trips to the beach with the kids as well! (Those are important of course) :)
The team dynamic is continuing to grow and strengthen. We are family and help each other grow Spiritually. The Lord is answering prayers daily and He isn't stopping anytime soon. This whole next week we will be in Sintra leading a Children's Camp. We heard through the grapevine that there are even more kids scheduled to come to this camp....so please pray for us! It will be great and we will let you know how it goes next week!
Love from the Portugal team. Keep on praying! We love and miss you all! :)