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!
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!