DEAR FAITHFUL C.B.M. PARTNERS AND FRIENDS, NOVEMBER, 2019
DGreetings from a warm (really HOT) Goiânia. Since we returned from our last Amazon Boat trip three
weeks ago it has been over 100 degrees both day and night! By the time you receive this letter by regular mail we might already be in the U.S. We are to return on November 6 and remain until January 22. We will be attending the ICOM conference in Kansas City and then visiting some supporting churches.
Our last Amazon Boat trip was the first two weeks of October. The Mayo Surgical Team and Michael
worked at the hospitals in São Sebastião and Urucará and were able to perform 25 surgeries. They are already scheduled to return in July of 2021. We are planning, praying and hoping to do cataract surgeries in July of 2020 in São Sebastião.
We were able to help a single mom who got pregnant and was run out of the house by her parents in
one of the villages. One of the ladies that work on the boat took her in with her new born twin girls. She had very little milk and we were able to provide formula for her for a few weeks. But she ran out of formula and had to feed the twin baby girls on sugared water by having them suck on a washcloth socked in the solution. The babies lived on that for over a month until we were able to help again with formula.
They are now 5 months old and doing okay.
We are now in the final stages of getting our CBM Fruit Juice Factory ready for operation in June 2020.
We will be producing two kinds of concentrated fruit juices. We just purchased another boat for this project as well as the second boat for emergencies.
Daniel is almost in his house as we have purchased property to build the house and a new church for the
Mocumbo area. Please pray for this work and the county of Parintins where we have started working.
We will be having 16 Amazon Boat trips next year between February 11 and October 30. We have never
done that many trips in one year and need your prayers. There will also be 5 Training Seminars during the year.
We want to share with you in this letter our most recent Praises and Prayer Requests as well as the page
of pictures that go along with this letter. Please visit our website (www.cbm.org.br). You can keep up to date with us and our CBM Ministry at the site. Thanks again for your faithful partnership with us.
Earl, Ruth Anne and Amazon Team