Sleeping In Hammocks

Sleeping In Hammocks

This is a classic photo of two of our kids when they were little sleeping in their hammocks. One of the things you learn as a missionary is to adapt to whatever situation you find yourself in. This also means your family as well. Our ministry here in the Amazon Delta always required a bit of travel to visit families in other river communities and we enjoyed taking our family with us. That is what the Brazilians do! This meant taking our own sleeping gear, like in the Sates when you go camping. Only here we hang from people’s walls. If you look closely at these hammocks you will see they are made out of a thick fabric, not light weight material you would find a parachute made of. There is a reason for this. They sell parachute hammocks that are light weight and can fit into your pocket if you have a large pocket. The thin material is great for travel but so thin the mosquitos can bite through the fabric. You will then wake up in the middle of the night with a very sore back and possibly contract some mosquito-borne disease. The thick fabric protects your backside from these vicious creatures. Pray for us as we travel in our hammocks.

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