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By Kara Davidson
Gazette Reporter 

Fifteen local residents volunteer at camp in Brazil


January 31, 2019

The group on day one. Bottom row from left are Rob Lewis, Dave Enos, Richard May, Tammy Lewis and Derek Repp. Middle row from left are Darrin Repp, Dana Repp, Terry Huber, Matt Morgan, Mark Morgan and Justin Morgan. Top row from left are Rachel Brown, Colson Richter and Melissa May.

Over the past year, a number of fundraising events have taken place to help pay for two group service mission trips to Camp Victoria, Brazil, just outside Tres Ranchos. Camp Victoria is in the southern part of the state of Goiás in central Brazil sitting on a peninsula into Represa Emborcação, a reservoir created by the Emborcação Dam on the Paranaíba River which separates the state of Goiás from the state of Minas Gerais.

The most recent mission trip took 15 individuals to the camp after 31 hours of travel. Five of those hours were traveling from Brazil's national capital to the cam...

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