Friday, February 27, 2009

The World's Cutest Kids!


Do we look like twins?


Whooo-hoo! I LOVE SWIMMING!


Tree climbing at a wedding!


So calm and serene, I think Mommy would like to have devos here.


It is NOT a date!
(Mommy is making us share!)


If you need live music, let me know. Will travel for concerts.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Carnaval

It is that time of year again where satan thinks that he is in control of this earth. Most of you know this event as Mardi Gras but here it is called Carnaval. Basically, Wednesday the 25th begins the 40 days of lent, and before that time of "holy living" and giving things up to "identify with Christ," we have to get all the sin out of our system.

It is so big here that most people are off of work until noon on Wednesday or Thursday. There is no school. This is a major holiday here.

Last year James and I had Cable TV and we really passed through Carnaval without noticing it. This year we have basic Brazilian TV and we basically cannot watch TV. About 2 weeks ago we saw a song performed during a news program that was promoting Carnaval. It basically said this: "Let's go back to the time of Adam and Eve, everybody naked, everybody naked. Don't feel ashamed, everyone is doing it. The whole world's naked, the whole world's naked..."

James and I were shocked to see how they were trying to manipulate the moral standard that God has instilled in all of our consciences; using peer pressure to influence others to sin.

Pray that God will show Himself the King that He is during this time of flagrant sin.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Our Independent Thinker...


Hannah

She is always good for a laugh. You never know what she is going to do or say....Watch out!!


The kids were recently at a playground playing with some Brazilian kids. Hannah always speaks in English to us and so she would speak English to Daniel and then Portuguese to these boys they were playing with.

As is normal, the Brazilian kids like to hear other languages and they start to ask our kids to say something in English. (Only the kids don't know this foreign language is English) So they say; "Say something, say something, say something." Daniel usually get irritated and ignores them because he just wants to blend in, but not HANNAH!

NO, she responds to these boys without pausing, "I love you!" and runs up the slide.

James and I just laughed and thought, wouldn't she just die if they understood what she said!

Friday, February 13, 2009

Conference 2009

I just wanted to put in some pictures of our south region conference. Hope you enjoy!