Sunday, August 17, 2014

Father's Day in Brazil

 Last Sunday we celebrated Father's day here in Brazil.  
As usual I had a little crisis wondering if I remembered to call my dad on the American Father's day which was 2 months ago and who can remember that far back!!!
Yes...I think I did call him:)

Then there is the inevitable question of how to honor the fathers at church???
What little gift will we give them this year?  Socks?  Pen?  Tool?
This year we broke the mold and decided not to buy them a gift!
We planned a father/child cook-out and soccer game.
The church's gift to the fathers was the meat!  
EVERYONE liked that idea!

So, after our morning service we headed out  for our cook-out.

 We really did have a great time of fellowship and fun.  
We had two unsaved fathers with us and God opened the door for a couple of really good 
Gospel conversations. 
 That night at church we did call all the fathers up to honor them and pray for them.  We had another unsaved father visit for this service as well.  

We are thankful for each of these men that God has brought into our lives and we pray that they will be the godly men that God calls them to be...
Men that do justly,
and love mercy,
and walk humbly with their God.

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