Sunday, December 6, 2009

Good, Good Memories

It's hard to believe that we leave this great country of Brazil tomorrow. As we leave, I wanted to show you a few pictures that capture some of the things, places and people that we saw over the last 5 months.

We are so blessed to have been given
the opportunity to renew aquaintances
and make new friends.

We will miss all of you.
And though your picture may not be seen here you are no less thought of.

We have came to love you.
How blessed are we all to be called
"the children of God"!

We already look forward to our return.
Please pray for our visa process
and that God will reveal His will for us
regarding where we are to make our home.

I will continue posting of our adventures in the states. We hope to return to Brazil sometime in Feb. or the beginning of March.
Thank you faithful readers for joining us here and a special thank you for all of you that hold us up in prayer.
God has been good to us and His loving kindness never fails.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

A Walk in the Park - in red mud

Luiz and Melissa
As we come to the completion of this trip to Brazil we found ourselves back at Campo Mourao.
When you go back for seconds you know it was good!

Diego and Aline
We were so blessed to get to spend time with both of the pastors from Campo and their wives. Of course, we came to love them and admire them. Young people who have given up
"more comfortable" lives for the sake of the gospel.
Listening to them talk we found ourselves refreshed in service.

This picture is especially for Jake and Max.
These monkeys that were playing in the trees right outside of the dining room window.
One day Warren saw 7 and this particular morning there were 3.
Believe it or not, the monkies don't come around very often
so it was very exciting to see them 2 days in a row.

The main building on campus.
Again I was disappointed with myself that I really didn't get a picture of Junior and his kids. Delinda (his wife) was back in the states visiting her parents. We did get to spend time with Junior - sharing what the Lord is doing in each of our lives.
A rich, rich time for us.

Our home for the week.
The "beast" is parked in the driveway.
An older pickup with no power steering, loud, etc....
we were thankful for it!!!!

The swimming pool area.

Yes, it's a rough place to live....!

It's really a beautiful campus.
Between the rain storms of the weekend, Warren and I took some walks.
Many birds, lizards (huge), butterflies and we hear there are snakes.
Fortunately we didn't see any of those!

We got to attend the mid-week service at church as well as the Sunday service.
It was so good to get to fellowship with the people there and see some familiar faces as well as many new faces. God is doing some great work there and it was exciting to hear about it.

Warren taught on Sunday night and this is Junior translating for him.
(I guess I did get a picture of him!)

This is the kitchen of the house we stayed in.
We "fellowshiped" around this table alot
as on Saturday it rained the entire day.
Now I know that doesn't sound so bad BUT
the campus is out of town a ways.
To get to town you have to go down a very long dirt lane.
Campo has red dirt that gets very slippery when wet and makes for huge dips in the lane. Dangerous driving conditions with the "beast".
We were confined to the house.
Warren doesn't like to be confined.
He made it through.
We stayed longer at Campo then what we had intended too.
We found it hard to leave.
Amazing beauty with amazing people.
A wonderful, God given gift to us.