Today Jake and I went to Ministerio OASIS, the part of the Brazilian missions agency MAEB which cares for missionaries and pastors who are burned out or in need of counseling. They have chapel services, a swimming pool, and massage therapy, not to mention the prime location. It's situated just outside of Anapolis, and the countryside is a perfect place for the soul to mend and heal. The other part of MAEB includes the preparing and sending of missionaries, and it's in it's beginning stages in the adjacent property to OASIS.
It was good to come out here today, to see the properties, meet the staff, and better understand the facets of ministry we're working with. We don't actually start teaching until next week. Part of our teaching, though, is to promote MAEB to our students, so that they know who to contact if they feel God calling them to do missions.
(Just for clarity's sake, we're with TEAM (The Evangelical Mission Alliance) , and MAEB is the Brazilian equivalent.)
Suffice it to say, we've been learning a lot about how Brazilians are caring for Brazilians, and learning how to work with people who have different giftings from ourselves. God is doing a good work here.
Jake also discovered the tranquility of this Spirit-filled place...as pictured below.