The main reason for going to Rio de Janeiro, came the day after Rio had been awarded the 2016 Olympics, I heard the Lord tell me that He wanted me to go to Rio on my way to Chile, because with them getting the Olympics, there had been a shift in the spiritual realm.
That there was a new openess that hadn't been there before and there was some key warfare that could now take place. When we prayed about we got that whereas in the past, Rio just thumbed their nose at the rest of the world, now that the world was coming there, they are embarrased and want to clean things up.
So I called my friend Thadeu Kaiser, who I met at Tribal Generation 2008 and we had an immediate connection. He said that he could put me up over night so I made plans to go there. As it was, I only had a short time in Rio, from 8pm to 10am the next morning, but we made good use of our time together.
The other friend I was hoping to see was Valmar Neves who heads up the ministry Pingodagu, which reaches out to the surfers on the beaches of Rio. They got there late, because that night one of their leaders had a birthday so they had a big Luau on the beach. We had a great talk about their ministry and hopefully helping them to get over for the Global Roundtable at Cornerstone Festival in 2011. Unfortunately, I forgot to get my camera out until after they were gone so instead here is a video of their band playing Pingodagua I love their music, Valmare is the one in the white T-shirt.