I think the desert must breed weirdism.
Meet Márcio and Meire. He was the small groups pastor for a very large church in Fortaleza and earning $2000 (US) a month. Because the church has a school, his kids were going to private school for free and his wife was working for the church.
Márcio went and got weird.
He quit his job, took on a small church of 30 people in Sobral, about 20 miles from Ubaúna. His salary is an unguaranteed $1000 a month with no perks.