It is not uncommon for the churches in Brazil to organize spiritual retreats during the Carnival holidays. I believe it is totally programmed with the intention of drawing the people's attention (esp. young people) to something meaningful rather than waisting their time in events such as the famous Brazilian Carnival.
I was blessed to be invited to go camping with Central Recife SDA Church.
|Our little 'villa'|
|With Priscila. The day we met, she invited me to go camping with them! |
|With the youth leaders of Central Recife SDA church|
|The whole group|