When Phil and Donya Kesler started language school in Campinas, Brazil, in the late 1990s, neither knew a word of Portuguese. After the first few months of study, Phil was fluent, recalls Donya, a native of Selma. So he headed to the favelas (slums) of the city with their then 9-year-old daughter, Anna, in tow to start a Portuguese-speaking church.…
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