Wednesday, February 25, 2009

I'm so excited!

Thursday night last week, Vinicius and Paula made a decision for Christ! Now comes the hard part....commitment! If you think about it, pray for them.

VBS is going really great. We've had a small crowd but a good one. I really hope it picks up though. I would LOVE to see us have a huge group! It's so fun! We'll see....

Captain Red Beard made an appearance last night. It was so funny. He pulled out this plastic sword and scared a visiting mom. LOL Poor woman! I'm sure she wasn't expecting that when she decided to take her kids to church. She was a good sport though. VBS is so fun!

Friday, February 20, 2009

It's February and it's HOT!

I thought we were going to escape the heat of a brazilian summer. It sure seemed like it. Then it hit this month. hot hot! We have VBS next week. I'm sure we're all going to die of heat stroke. Well, thank God for Heaven and at least we'll die serving! LOL Ok, on to better things.

The ladies retreat was a great success! We saw three precious souls saved. There were not from my church, but they did get saved! Cirica (CEEreeca) is from our church and heard the gospel but did not make a decision. Jeff and I are trying to set up a time to get to her house and really talk to her about the Lord but her husband is quite against it. Please pray she makes a decision soon.

Sunday morning after Sunday School, Isaias and Gabriel came to me telling me they wanted to be saved! They come from a very rough part of town and have been very hard to reach but after months of love and preaching, they finally asked the Lord to save them!

Please pray for VBS next week. I am praying we see 80 in attendance. It is during Carnaval week so I really don't know what's going to happen. Lots of people leave for the last hoorah before school starts. God knows though. Quality, not quantity, amen? If we have 20 and see souls saved, that's good enough for me! We are really praying to get some new families through this.

Oh, we are going to visit Vinicius and Paula tonight. He is Luthern, she's just searching. I pray I can come back here and tell you they both were gloriously saved!

That's it for now! I'm melting......melting.....meeeeelting.........melting!!!!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

This weekend

I'll be busy at a ladies retreat. I'm looking forward to it. First of all, because I won't have to spend the night! I love my own bed. Second, because I'll have 2 ladies there who are not saved. Pray for Angela and Cirica.

It's been a very nice summer. Not too hot. The kids have really done well in their school work and look forward to jumping in their pool as soon as school is over with!

We have VBS on Feb. 23-27th. I'm so excited! My prayer is to have 80. I know, I must be out of my mind but that's ok, I'm used to it!

I'll let you know how it all went!

Saturday, January 17, 2009

I'm Alive!!!

Can we say crazy? I have no excuse for not blogging at least something but you know how it is. First, I was using dialup and it was really costing us to stay online using that. THEN, Thanksgiving and Christmas came. Need I say more? LOL

We're all doing fine though. The kids are back to school so that makes my day pretty full. The church keeps us busy with the different activities we have going on.

Something to pray about. IF God sees fit, we may have a chance to buy the house we are living in. Jeff is praying about selling our truck, buying a smaller car then use the rest of the money as a downpayment on the house. We throw money away each month on rent, we might as well put it towards something. It really would be nice to leave on furlough KNOWING that I have a place to come back to instead of Jeff coming early to find a house for us then us having to unpack and all. God's will be done, that's all we want. He's closed the door on us buying a house before and God knows we don't want to do anything out of His will.

Ok, I'm outta here! See you in 2 more months.......LOL.....Just kidding!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008


I had a blank post so I thought i might as well put something on it. So here is something.
Isn´t that nice! LOL

The missions conference is over

and we are so thankful for how God blessed and worked in the hearts of our people. As of Sunday night, our missions has raised by R$140.00. That´s around $80. May not sound like much but for us, it´s amazing. With the new support coming in, we´ll be able to take on a new missionary and maybe even raise the support of the 8 we already have! All of the papers are not in yet so it may go up more. I am just so thankful for what God did this last week.

Our children started giving this year to missions on a regular basis. We suggested $2 per month but Stephen felt God wanted to him to give $3! Amen!!!

Off to Christmas play practice pretty soon. I can´t believe it´s time for that. WOW! It´s hard to think about Christmas when it´s 75 degrees out and getting hotter. I have been here 11 years and think I´ll never get used to that!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

The prayer of a child

I had a headache on Friday and was so tired that I thought it might help to lie down for a bit. It was around 11:30 am and I told the kids to just play for a bit, that I would be up soon. Around 12:30 Alyssa, very quietly, climbed up onto my bed and started to pray in a whisper "Dear God, please help mommy to wake up soon because I´m so hungry". I rolled over and asked her what she wanted. She said to me...."Mommy, I think every body else in Brazil has had lunch except us". This all said with her very sweet, squeaky voice. Man I love that girl! I got up and made lunch!