Tuesday, May 24, 2011

The Americans are Coming, The Americans are Coming...

Actually they are already here and have been since the 13th of May. Every year a group of US college students visit Brasil for two months and labor with us on the campus.  The name of this program is called the CCP or Cross Cultural Project and this year we have 20 students from Campus Outreach Memphis.  The schools represented in Brasil are U. of Memphis, Arkansas State, and Murray State.

This is a big time for the ministry and a busy time as well.  Our time right now is spent in two main areas, campus and language.  We are visiting the campus 3-4 days a week right now and have language class 3 days a week.  We are very busy but we are excited about the new challenges and responsibilities.

There could also be a third category as well: Driving.  We are driving a lot more since we have a car and it is nice. What is not nice is the traffic here in Belo.  We live 10.8km away from the campus of PUC, that's around 7 miles.  It takes us about 25-30minutes going to campus and sometimes coming home can take 40-50 minutes.

Please pray that the Lord will provide us with energy so that He can better use us to glorify His name.

Thank you for reading and for your prayers and financial support.


Friday, May 13, 2011

Friday the 13th

 We've been a little busy lately and I have not updated our blog in a few weeks.  A group of US College students arrived today and will be here for the next 7 weeks. They will be working with us through the summer and it will be an exciting time for all.

We bought a car last Friday.  A few hours later were the most stressful hours of our time in Brazil as we were parking the car in our parking spot, which is located on the ground floor of our apartment building.  As the automatic gate was shutting on our car Abbey found reverse and our car just got a little paint on it from the gate.  We tried again and it was a success. Our sindica came out and showed us how to park and we have been getting better everyday.

This is our car, well not exactly. We have a black one but its pretty much the same as this. Its called the Volkswagen Voyage.

We want to thank all of our supporters who give financially to our ministry here in Brazil.  It means a lot to us to have a team behind us.  Thank you!