On our last visit to Esperança, Michel and I visited Naldo's family, and even picked jabuticabas on his mother's farm. His sister Leda returned to Esperança a few years back to take care of her mother in her old age, a sweet lady, who loaded us down with produce from their little farm.
Last Tuesday, a pouring down rainy night, Michel and I were visiting one of Naldo's neighbors here in João Pessoa. Michel got a call; there had been an accident between Campina Grande and Esperança, carload of people hit head on a truckload of people, six dead, seven wounded, Leda was one of the dead.
Pray for comfort for this family, but pray especially that something of eternal value will come from this tragedy. Naldo has already asked us to come pray with him again. At the Chinese restaurant, many were praising the fact that we were practically with Naldo when he received the news. Michel said that it had to be more than just a coincidence." Pray that whatever God is planning will come about.