Monday, February 24, 2014

Baby Dedication!

Yesterday we had our first baby dedication!
While the parents publically declared that their son belongs to the Lord,
James challenged the parents to be dedicated to the Lord.  For only as they 
LOVE THE LORD with all their heart, soul and strength, 
will they pass that love on to their precious baby. 

 We are so thankful for this family and their desire to seek the Lord 
and to raise their child in the nurture and admonition of the Lord. 

Please pray with us for Israel and all the children in our church that they will grow in their love for God.  Pray for us, the adults at IBR, that we would be faithful examples; remembering the Words of GOD, obeying the Words of GOD and being purposeful about sharing these Words with the children. 

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Conference Highlights!

We had a great trip to Conference.  I didn´t get pictures of the kids VBS classes, which they loved.  Daniel is now part of the youth group and is loving it.  Hannah  had a wonderful time with all the other mk girls!  Jeremiah loved learning to kayak.  We always love going to conference and this year was no different,.  We really enjoyed celebrating Valentines day this year.  The kids had their first ever Valentine´s Day Party with valentines, cookies, candy hearts and all!  
Here is a quick glimpse of our week...

Best car trip EVER!  (Found a shorter route this year-- only 9 hours!)
Tons of fun times with the family
Family Miniature Golf - James won!
Time on the lake... canoes, kayaks, stand-up paddle board, swimming...
Pool time...working on diving, flips, and more!
Dutch Blitz!
Valentines Banquet! 
Thank you Lord for the blessings of conference! 
Thanks to all of you out there who made it happen!

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Brazil in Pictures - Food

We just got back from  conference where we enjoyed many Brazilian meals!  
Here a few pictures...

Valentine´s Day Special
Fish and Salad with steamed veggies
Beans and Rice with Grilled Beef and fries