Saturday, June 9, 2012

What is the "Douro?"

I realized yesterday that I have not explained what the Douro is.  The Douro River is the river that runs right through the city of Porto, where we are going to live.

From Wikipedia: "The Douro (PortugueseDouro [ˈdowɾu, ˈdoɾu]; is one of the major rivers of the Iberian Peninsula, flowing from its source near Duruelo de la Sierra in Soria Province across northern-central Spain and Portugal to its outlet at Porto."
"The Douro is famous for having a microclimate, allowing for cultivation of olives, almonds, and especially grapes that are important for making the famous Port wine."

It is a truly sobering thought that we will be moving to such a beautiful, stunning place, and yet the people are spiritually desolate.  May the Lord use us to share His beautiful name.

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