the Steidingers
Steidinger family

A friend, of a friend, of a friend, who is now my friend!

Posted by on February 27, 2013 in Janelle with 2 Comments

So almost 20 years ago, I met Suzanne when we both moved into 4-H House at U of I.  She was a roommate and a dear friend (and suffered through MicroBio with my boyfriend at the time-Matt), and is a dear friend to this day, although we haven’t seen each other much due to living […]

Another miracle..

Posted by on February 14, 2013 in Brazil with 7 Comments

As many of you know, we have been asking for super-natural learning of Portuguese so that we can get a good grasp of the language and move to where we feel God has called us to minister- the Amazon. Therefore our focus has been living in Sao Paulo to learn the language as soon as […]

Mariah’s first experience with kids her own age

Posted by on February 12, 2013 in kids with 6 Comments

Two Sundays ago we went to a new church. There was about 50 people there and at first I didn’t see many kids my own age. However after church there was a birthday party and lunch. Jaelah and I were quickly surrounded by kids who wanted to talk English to us. They invited me to […]

a few days in the life of the Steidingers, by Mariah & Jaelah

Posted by on February 10, 2013 in kids with no comments, please leave one

On Tuesday evening we had a picnic (barbeque in Brazilian terms) put on by the language school. Here are some pictures of our GREAT time. Even though our grandpa’s live far away, the language school director, Pierre, is sure spoiling us! Every time we go some where, he tells us about more things to do […]

Wherever you are…..

Posted by on February 7, 2013 in Brazil with 4 Comments

When the language school started looking for a place for us to live, they asked if we wanted a house (more privacy, yard, more room, possibly less safe) or an apartment (less privacy, less room, more safe). Although we would have loved having a house with a yard for the kids, more room, etc, we […]

Life in Brazil – 3 weeks in

Posted by on February 4, 2013 in Janelle with 2 Comments

We have been in language class for 2 1/2 weeks now and we know a lot more than when we arrived–and still have plenty to learn!  Praise God, we have some wonderful teachers.  We are in class every afternoon for 2 1/2 hours & then study on our own outside of class.   The kids […]