Rich and Valette with their translator, Nadia.
Saturday, March 13, 2010
Day One - Campolim Church in Sorocaba
Rich, Valette and Craig traveled to Sorocaba, an SRC/GNC church plant about one hour driving from Campinas where Rich gave the Money Management Seminar for a group of about 80 people. Pastor Renato Camargo opened the evening with prayer and Rich gave the presentation which included Rich's testimony with the gospel and suggestions for preparing a budget and a plan for reducing debt. Rich was assisted by Nadia, who did an excellent job translating and made some good suggestions for adapting the presentation to a Brazilian audience. Her husband, Anderson, an accountant, helped translate some of the accounting terms. The presentation was followed by a Q & A time and the audience asked some very good questions. The presentation was done as an outreach into the community and was well advertised on radio, television and in the newspaper. Pastor Renato opened and closed in prayer and there was an intermission where he talked about the church and invited them to come to a Sunday service. After the seminar, Rich, Valette and Craig enjoyed a traditional Brazilian barbeque with Pastor Renato, Nadia, Anderson and several others at the home of one of the church members.