Thursday, October 04, 2012

September at at Glance...

 We recently learned that Brazil now has it's own style of MARSHMALLOWS!  So, we had to have a little bonfire and make some S'mores!  We invited one of our church families to join us and we had lots of fun.  We ate up all the s'mores and then had a great time of fellowship singing around the campfire.  It was a hit!
 This month our little baby boy turned 11!  Wow, hard to believe.  We praise the Lord for Daniel's tender heart towards God and pray that as he grows that he will always walk in His ways.  Daniel just finish is first adult book, by Mike Mckinley, Am I really a Christian?  But, he read it in Portuguese! (Eu Sou Mesmo Um Cristão)  We recently added that book to our church library and Daniel wanted to read it.  It took him 2 months but he read every page and gave me a summary of each chapter. 

Daniel was happy to have a weekend with Gran & Grandpa to celebrate his 11th and Grandpa's 61st.  No visit is complete without a big batch of cookies!  He also got to enjoy another cello lesson with Gran, a trip out for Pizza, and a quick jaunt to the beach. 

 Our big church event this month was a picnic.  God gave us a beautiful Saturday for our outing.  Bruna organized some great games for our kids to participate in.  
Can you tell how intense this this "war" is?

 James Dad, Phil, brought a spiritual challenge to the group, encourage us to FOCUS on fulfilling God's plan for our lives.  

The men enjoyed a great time playing volleyball.  It was HARD to drag them away, even for our afternoon coffee break with lots of great cakes!

 Although we were missing part of the group, it turned out to be a really special day
 for Igreja Batísta Redenção. 

We had our first couples Bible study and had a great time laughing together as well as looking at God's blueprint for marriage.

 We have enjoyed 3 different presentations of Isaiah 53 by some of our young people.  We are so thankful for this powerful passage that has been hidden in the hearts of these young people.

 We have had 2 encounters with the Adolescents and are excited to see the inroads with one young girl and her family.  Our goal here is help our kids grow spiritually while drawing in others and sharing the Good News with them.  
Saturday evangelism, Bible class parties, lots of visits, bible studies...
It's been a full month but a blessed month.  We are growing and sowing and watching for His harvest 


Mark and Laura said...

Great update! Wish we could have been there to celebrate with Daniel too. =) Praying for you daily!

Phil Taylor said...

Very Good blog, Kids! ...and keep up the good work. If there's anything we can do to help, let us know, ok =) Abraços, Mom T.