Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Enjoying our first Church retreat!

 This past weekend our church got together with a sister church for a weekend retreat. 
 James was the main preacher and he preached three messages on Sanctification in the Christian life. 
We also had times where the men and woman broke into groups and had practical discussions on how to be more like Christ in our daily lives.   It was a good opportunity to be reminded to get into the battle and live as who we really are in Christ! 
 One of the biggest blessings of this retreat was the good times of conversations. 
 Being the body...a family...
 Playing together...
 Laughing together...
Learning to love one another as Christ has loved us!
 One night we had a dress-up night that turned out to be full of fun and laughter.
 If I were to translate the theme I think it would be Nerdy-Fancy,
but I still don´t think that exactly fits!!!
Well, we hope you have a Happy Thanksgiving!  
With love, the Taylor´s

Monday, November 10, 2014

Praise in the Park!

 Saturday our youth planned a time of praise in one of our local parks.  
Although it was forecasted to rain the whole day, 
God blessed us with an incredibly beautiful spring day!
 It was fun to see little children stop by and listen, causing their parents to stop as well.  
One little boy so loved the guitar that he climbed up on the rocks to get as close as possible to the music.
 We had a couple of monkeys up in the tree praising God along with us!
 Even a few dogs stopped by to listen!
After a good time of singing and testimonies, 
everyone spread out to pass out some 2 ways to live tracts. 

It was a great opportunity to reflect on all the blessings that God has given to us in salvation and in our daily lives; as well as a great opportunity to be a witness to the community. 

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Happy Birthday Jeremiah!

We had a fun start to the week as we celebrated Jeremiah's 8th birthday.
His grandparents who live in Curitiba came down with a bamboo fishing pole so we had to try that out.  Jeremiah enjoyed worm hunting in my garden.  In about 15 minutes they had caught 56 worms!

Then off we went to a nearby dock to see if we could catch anything. 

 We fished for about 2 hours.  It was VERY windy but we Jeremiah and Grandpa caught this beauty....
a baby catfish!

The next morning Jer got his coveted breakfast -
Blueberry Pancakes!  
When I asked him the week before his b-day what kind of cake he wanted all he wanted was blueberry pancakes!

 Later that day we headed out to the park to try out his new presents. 

Soccer shoes and a new ball!
Jer took possession of the camera and took pictures of his new shoes and ball.

He also found several little monkey's playing in the trees and took about 50 pictures  of them. 
They were so quick it was hard to get good pictures. 
But aren't they sooo cute!
I think he is turning into a pretty good photographer.

He finally decided on an Oreo Cake which was super yummy!

We thank God for you, our precious third born!