Christ Church Rio had the most amazing time in Araras, Petrópolis during our Weekend Away in March. There aren’t enough words to describe this time of refreshing and fun! Our time was filled with dynamic teaching led by Pastor Dave Bollenbacher of Bridges International Church (IBC) in Brasilia who spoke on 'Be My People' from the book of Ruth, complemented by small group discussions. We had the opportunity to examine our own hearts, as well as encourage others as we worshiped, prayed and enjoyed each other’s company. Check out the recordings here.

And our younger kids were led by some local YWAM missionaries on the same theme. The older kids – yes a nascent youth group! – followed the Alpha Youth Film Series programme on the Holy Spirit. We had fabulous food including a classic Brazilian barbecue, lots of homemade cakes, hilarious entertainments (Chinese Charades familiar to you?) and great to be back at the same venue a year later. There were about 70 of us in all, from 0 to 89, from 21 countries.

Let the countdown for next year begin😊