What I Learned In A Brazilian Emergency Room

Brian Jakowski
6 min readApr 5, 2024
Louise Sanchez

My family and I lived as missionaries in Maués, Amazonas, Brazil. There, we taught English as a Second Language and worked with an organization that shared the gospel as they drilled wells in regional indigenous communities.

The heat and humidity are brutal in the region. I always joke that the Amazon has four seasons: hot and hotter, plus wet and wetter. I ranked the temperature by how…

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Brian Jakowski

I’m a retired chef, missionary and pastor. I write on all things the Lord puts on my heart.